Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) must have at least 4-6 years of highly specialized graduate school training. They must pass four rigid national board examinations, and continuing education seminars must be completed for annual state license renewal. Through these measures, modern chiropractic has achieved recognition as a comprehensive, scientifically sound force among the health professions. The following is a comparison of basic requirements for MD’s and DC’s.
Medical Class Hours
Chiropractic Class Hours
NOTE: Classroom hours are based on the Association of American Medical Colleges Curriculum Directory (Vickie Ahari, Editor) and the Chiropractic College Admissions and Curriculum Directory (K. Magarian and K. McNamee, Editors). This information may be valuable to others who are misinformed about the nature of chiropractic education today.