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What a Chiropractic Education Entails

Medical Detective Compares Chiropractic and Medical Doctor Education

 Comparison of Overall Curriculum Structure

Average Chiropractic School Average Medical School
 Total Contact Hours 4,826 4,667 
 Basic Sciences 1,420   1,200
 Clinical Sciences / Clerkship 4,811 3,467
 Chiropractic Sciences 1,975  NA

 

 

 

Requirements for Admission

College Course Chiropractic College Harvard Medical Standford Medical
Biological Science 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Gen/Inorganic Chem 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Organic Chemistry 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Physics 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
English/Communications 1 Year

Psychology 1/2 Year

 

Minimum Required Hours

 

 

 

Chiropractic School Medical School
456 Anatomy / Embryology 215
243 Physiology 174
296 Pathology 507
161 Chemistry / Biochemistry 100
145 Microbiology 145
408 Diagnosis 113
149 Neurology 171
56 Psychology / Psychiatry 323
66 Obstetrics / Gynecology 284
271 X - Ray 13
168 Orthopedics 2
120 Nutrition 0
2,539 TOTAL HOURS for Degree  2,047