Life Chiropractic College West is starting a Masters of Radiology program, a three-year program at the Hayward, Calif., campus that will add an additional degree program to the college’s curriculum.
According to Dr. Scott Donaldson, Life West received accreditation approval for the radiology residency program from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (https://www.acswasc.org/) in July 2018. Donaldson is the Vice President of Clinical Operations at the Monte H. Greenawalt Health Center at Life West. The college creates strong ties between its academic and clinical experiences, providing opportunities for chiropractic students to offer care within their community.
The new program will grant a Master’s of Science in Radiology. In addition, the program will qualify the Radiology Resident to sit for DACBR Board exams. There will be an emphasis on combining chiropractic studies with imaging to enhance chiropractors’ needs in their practices, including the study of the vertebral subluxation complex.
The application process is stringent, Dr. Donaldson said, and will go to a high-performing student with an affinity for imaging. The first student will be selected in Summer or Fall 2019. Only one resident will be admitted per year.
The new program was first announced in the October edition of QWR, the quarterly report for the World Federation of Chiropractic.
About Life Chiropractic College West
Life Chiropractic College West traces its founding to 1976, when the institution was known as Pacific States Chiropractic College. In April 1978, the first group of students at Pacific States Chiropractic College began attending classes.
Life Chiropractic College West, which offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by both the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the Council on Chiropractic Education, agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information on Life West, visit https://lifewest.edu/.