Your Doctors Education

Have you ever wondered how much education your Doctor of Chiropractic is required to have compared to a medical doctor? Look at these basic educational requirements for graduates of both chiropractic colleges and medical schools. Each has its own specialties, but the hours of classroom instruction are about the same.


Chiropractic hours (minimum) Subject Medical Hours (minimum)
456 Anatomy/Embryology 215
243 Physiology 174
296 Pathology** 507
161 Chemistry 100
145 Microbiology 145
408 Diagnosis*** 113
149 Neurology 171
271 X-ray 13
56 Psychology/Psychiatry 323
66 Ob-Gyn 284
168 Orthopedics 2
2,419 Total Hours 2,047


* The class hours for basic science comparisons were compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of 18 chiropractic colleges and 22 medical schools, based on the 1988-89 Association of American Medical Colleges Curriculum Directory (AAMC), Vickie Ahari, Editor and the Chiropractic College Admissions and Curriculum Directory 1988-89, K. Magarian and K. McNamee, editors.

**Pathology includes Geriatrics and Pediatrics
***Includes EENT and Dermatology

The early, formative years of chiropractic education, like those of medicine, may have left much to be desired. But this is true of nearly every science in its infancy.

Doctors of Chiropractic must satisfy a demanding academic course that leads to a first professional degree requiring six academic years of study - two years preparatory and four years professional.

Chiropractors must meet stringent educational requirements, including approximately 600 hours of internship, which qualify them for licensure in all states and Canadian provinces.

Chiropractors are required to pass stringent national board examinations as a prerequisite for licensure in most states. And, in most states, the Doctor of Chiropractic must stay abreast of the latest health care techniques by attending seminars and other special study programs.

If you are in need of relief from any of a wide range of ailments, pain, or suffering, contact Kenoza Chiropractic Offices. Dr. Amari has worked and studied many long hours to gain the necessary knowledge to help you fell well again. You deserve to feel the best you can, and live life to the fullest. Dr. Amari can help you do just that!