Typically, a four-year Bachelors degree or equivalent is required to enter the Chiropractic curriculum. The curriculum is generally 10 semesters of year round study consisting of three “trimesters” per year. The entire program is generally completed in 3 years and 4 months.
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This chart is a comparison of core Chiropractic curriculum hours to core Medical curriculum hours. This side-by-side comparison helps individuals to better understand the qualifications of a Doctor of Chiropractic. More hours are spent, in each profession, on specialty courses within that profession (nutrition vs. pharmacology, osseous manipulation vs. surgical procedure, etc.).
|Chiropractic Student Hours||Class Description||Medical Student Hours|
|65||Obstetrics & Gynecology||198|
|4,485||Entire Total Hours||4,248|
Source: Center for Studies in Health Policy, Inc., Washington, DC. Personal communication of 1995 unpublished data from Meredith Gonyea, PhD.