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Preceptorship Program

The Preceptorship Program offers the senior student or a student who has earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree but has not received a license yet with an opportunity to increase their clinical experience prior to entering into private practice.

Chosen applicants gain experience in different practice settings and exposure to a variety of techniques and clinical practices.

The Preceptor or host DC will assist in the development of a new practitioner, who brings enthusiasm and a willingness to learn to the practice.

The intern has the ability to work in a real-world setting under the supervision of a supervising doctor. Experiences that will enable them to gain a more complete understanding and development of their clinical, communication, and business skills include:

  • Participating in additional clinical settings
  • Increasing their exposure to various techniques and clinical practices
  • Seeing firsthand how chiropractors handle the business of chiropractic
  • Gaining practical experience upon which to plan and build their private chiropractic practice in the future
  • Practicing (to the extent permitted by law) the knowledge and skills they have attained during their course and clinical work
  • Discovering their professional strengths and weaknesses before embarking on their own career.

To apply, please download the preceptorship application packet.

Please review the PDF materials carefully and use the enclosed check-off lists to ensure you have all the required documents for processing. If you are interested in participating in this program, contact Program Manager Amiee Fiorito @ afiorito@lifewest.edu or (510) 780-4500 ext. 4560.

All application packets must be completed prior to submission, and incomplete application packets will not be accepted. The intern is responsible for ensuring both the intern and preceptor packets are complete to include all the required documentation prior to submission.

The current processing time for applications is 30 days, and out-of-state and international applications may take longer.

Life Chiropractic College West
Preceptorship Program
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

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