Doctor of Chiropractic
Healing — in your hands.
It's a journey. A professional degree earned over 10 trimesters (three years and four months), leading to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). Core sciences. Evidence-informed clinical practice. Leading-edge research. Time-honored adjustive techniques. Step-by-step growth. Discovery. Obstacles. Guides and mentors. Clinical opportunities. Mastery.
YOU — BECOMING A DOCTOR
Alongside peers from diverse undergraduate backgrounds — from liberal arts and social sciences to specialties such as exercise science and physiology, biology, kinesiology, athletic training, nursing, physical therapy. Alongside a community of experienced and aspiring doctors who model day by day what it takes to be well and stay well.
Be encouraged by the support of our dedicated Career Development and Professional Success team.
And then join the ranks of NYCC alumni thriving in clinical settings and private practice. United by a common bond — a dedication to daily preparation, a patient-first approach, and a steadfast work ethic.
Over the course of your study — through 10 trimesters, each 15 weeks in length, including summer — you will prepare to provide primary and collaborative care as a doctor of chiropractic — placing special emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal conditions and overall patient wellness.
Prepare in challenging clinical and practical research settings, and gain hands-on practice. Learn from expert mentor-practitioners in an array of diverse healthcare environments.
- Starting seventh trimester
- Full-year clinic-based clerkship
- Clinical practice and research settings
- Four NYCC-operated health centers: Seneca Falls, Buffalo/Depew, Rochester, Long Island/Levittown
- Major hospitals, research centers and clinics:
- Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers: Miami and Bay Pines, FL; and Canandaigua, Rochester, Bath, and Buffalo, NY
- University of Rochester Medical Center (Monroe Community Hospital)
- Salvation Army clinics
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Career Opportunities. Alumni Connections.
The NYCC alumni network reaches far — geographically and in specialty areas. Prepare to open your own clinic, or work side-by-side with other healthcare practitioners. Or, prepare for specialization in a number of areas, such as working with athletes, children, or aging populations.
ONLINE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
- Matching graduates to associate openings, practices for sale, and active jobs
- Mapping areas where demand for chiropractors exceeds supply
- State licensure information
- Practice management resources
ALUMNI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Extensive Postgraduate and Continuing Education seminars help you keep your licensure up-to-date and your skills sharp.
The NYCC Difference
Meet Rubina Tahir, D.C., '05
Best described as a woman on a mission to inspire a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Rubina Tahir is a strong advocate for patient education.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brian Cunningham
“Everyone who comes through our classes eventually treats patients, and all of us on the faculty have made a small contribution to that.”
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