Nineteen interns celebrated the entrance of the final phase of their chiropractic education on July 18 during a pinning ceremony at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center. The Chiropractic Health Center, located at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs, is a teaching clinic for chiropractic students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program.
The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation. Because the clinic is open to the public, residents in Upstate South Carolina experience excellent chiropractic care at affordable prices through nearly 20,000 patient visits per year. Interns also care for a number of pro bono patients.
During the ceremony, the interns took the Pledge of Professionalism. A charge was given by Dean of Clinics Adam Morrell, D.C., CCSP, and the interns’ nametags were pinned onto their blue clinic jackets.
“Sherman students transitioning into their clinical internship at the Health Center are well prepared to deliver quality and effective care to our friends and neighbors in the greater Spartanburg area,” Dr. Morrell said of the recently pinned interns. “These students are the future of the chiropractic profession. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Sherman College Health Center, we are proud and excited to welcome the newest class of chiropractic interns.”
In the clinical phase of the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College, interns practice every aspect of patient care, including case histories, physical and spinal examinations, x-ray, diagnosis, report of findings, chiropractic adjustments and case management. Interns are encouraged to work with the research department to advance the profession with evidence based study; they also complete remaining clinical and business courses.
The chiropractic internship also gives these senior students the opportunity to participate in community events, both in the Health Center and off campus – including spinal screenings, health fairs, school visits, and lunch-and-learn programs – to help them build communication, leadership and community relations skills so they are well prepared for practice following graduation.
The Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visits are $15; visits for students, military members and seniors are $10; special rates are available for families. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is best to call 864-587-8777 for a set appointment with any of our interns, including these who have joined the Health Center:
For more information, visit www.sherman.edu/hc .