SCU is committed to ensuring that what its faculty have shared with the scientific community is shared with the broader community in an effort to advance the integrative, whole-person health sciences field.
SCU’s website provides a platform for our faculty researchers to ensure our audiences have access to the research and scholarship that is produced out of the University. SCU faculty publications such as articles in peer-reviewed journals, policy briefs and working papers are accessible through the below drop-down menus, organized by calendar year.
Faculty publications are also accessible on individual faculty bio pages.
I chose SCU when looking for a PA program because of their Integrative Medicine approach. I am from Michigan, and not many programs focus on this Integrative, Holistic approach when it comes to patient care in the Midwest, and I felt that was very important for me to learn as a future provider. My transition to semi-virtual learning has been very smooth and quite enjoyable. My favorite part about attending SCU is how tight-knit and diverse the community is. Coming from a large undergrad university and moving so far, it was very important for me to have a PA program that made me feel valued and invested in my success. At SCU, they do a great job of making you feel that.
One of the great things about SCU is we do have a campus layout, so all your classes aren't in a single room. We have our cadaver lab. We have different specialty rooms for physical assessment classes vs. acupuncture classes. All our acupuncture-specific classes have all the herbs in the room. You can pull out the herbs and look at them, whether in class or in between classes to get that extra studying in.
My favorite part of SCU is the collaboration from our beginning terms. We were working alongside chiropractor students, PA students, and ayurvedic students. It's a unique community where we get to learn about these different fields and sit in classrooms with them and work with them in the clinic. It allows you to get an understanding of all the different fields and how they can work together, and what is unique about your field. I think that is a wonderful aspect that I didn't think was going to be as prominent as it is here; even now, in my upper term classes and I am not in class with chiropractic students, I can still reach out to them about a certain aspect I may not understand or if I am working on a case. I want another perspective I know I have them to reach out to, so that has been a great networking community to have resources for.
“There are a lot of things that I love about the program SCU. The first one is that the faculty come from a long line of ayurvedic vidhayaka who are deeply rooted in the ancient classical text. They studied ayurveda but they also live it. When you learn from people who embody this wisdom it’s so much easier to really grasp this knowledge. The second thing I love is the comradery within the cohort. I feel like the combination of the training and the supportive faculty and the commodore and support I've gotten from my peers and my classmates has given me the confidence I need to start my own practice."
“On top of chiropractic procedures classes, a personal favorite of mine has been the cadaver lab experience. The cadaver classes really opened up my perception of what the human body is made up of. It allowed me to get an in person perspective of how the body really works and looks on the inside. I am truly thankful for those experiences because it really opened and broadened my horizons to the human body and anatomy in general.”
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