Rotations and Clerkships

Rotations and Clerkships

Clinical Clerkship I (8th term)

Prerequisites: All courses in terms 1-7, Minimum GPA of 2.0, ICE II

Description: This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for chiropractic clinical practice. Clinical students will actively participate in patient care while under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences, including workshops, clinic rounds, guest lectures, standardized patient encounters, clinic promotional activities, satellite rotations, dermatology, laboratory clerkship and Advanced Clinical Topics modules and working in private practices.

Clinical Clerkship is a sequential, three-part educational program, during which students will meet course objectives as described within the college curriculum.

Clinical Clerkship II (9th term)

Prerequisites: Clinical Clerkship I, Minimum GPA of 2.0, ICE III, PT

Description: This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for chiropractic clinical practice. Clinical students will actively participate in patient care while under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences, including workshops, clinic rounds, guest lectures, standardized patient encounters, clinic promotional activities, satellite rotations, dermatology, laboratory clerkship and Advanced Clinical Topics modules and working in private practices.

Chiropractic Clerkship is a sequential, three-part educational program, during which students will meet course objectives as described within the college curriculum.

Clinical Clerkship III (10th term)

Prerequisites: Chiropractic Clerkship II, Minimum GPA of 2.0

Description: This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for chiropractic clinical practice. Clinical students will actively participate in patient care while under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences, including workshops, clinic rounds, guest lectures, standardized patient encounters, clinic promotional activities, satellite rotations, dermatology, laboratory clerkship and Advanced Clinical Topics modules and working in private practices.

Chiropractic Clerkship is a sequential, three-part educational program, during which students will meet course objectives as described within the college curriculum.

Community Based Clerkship

Our Community Based Clerkship contains many opportunities for the student to spend time in field doctors’ offices. It is our philosophy that exposing students to field doctors’ practices as early as possible and continuing it throughout their education is very important to help solidify the classroom and clinical education they receive on campus.

The Community Based Clerkship experience consists of supervised field observations which can occur as early as 4th term It also includes Private Practice Rotations which start in 8th term and continue until the clinical student goes on to Preceptor in 10th term. In addition there is a Postceptor opportunity called Optional Clinical Preceptorship Training for those that have graduated but are still waiting to be licensed.

Clinical Rotations

We have an on-campus health center, the University Health Center – Whittier. In addition we have base clinics in student health centers at Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, and Cal State LA along with Mount San Antonio College. LACC has rotations to several community colleges, the VA, Orange County Rescue Mission, LA Free Clinic, Being Alive Clinic, and LA City Help. These rotations allow our students to spend their clerkships in three primary areas. One is their base clinic under the supervision of their clinician; another being our satellite rotations under the supervision of our clinical faculty and lastly in our in Private Practice Rotations under the supervision of field doctors who have undergone our credentialing process.

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