Industry News for Palmer College of Chiropractic
Interest Drives Start of Philosophy Diplomate
The philosophy that founded the profession continues to thrive in modern chiropractic! The Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement and the International Chiropractors Association proudly announce the formation of a Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards (DPhCS).
In the history of chiropractic philosophy, the PhC degree stands out as the only clearly defined academic philosophical graduate degree ever recognized by the profession. This existed from 1911-1965, when the early Palmer School of Chiropractic, later to become Palmer College, awarded this title to those outstanding individuals who pursued excellence in advanced philosophical study. It included the writing of a thesis of at least 15,000 words. With the advent of CCE and the knowledge that some colleges were offering this degree non-academically as an honorarium, Palmer dropped their academic PhC in 1965.
Now, fully recognized as a diplomate program, an advanced course in chiropractic philosophy is back! This 320-hour DPhCS program is the only one of its kind and features 13 live weekends, an online component, self-study from texts, and the writing of a thesis. Theses are defended at a Grand Rounds challenge highlighted at Palmer Lyceum, a great event for all.
"This program was designed to span the course of 5 years, and affords the participants the luxury of a diplomate program without having to spend 30 weekends away from their family and office," states Dr. Frank Bemis, Executive Director of the Palmer Institute. "We are extremely enthusiastic to be able to offer participants such a dynamic group of top speakers, along with pure academics that will invigorate and enlighten all in attendance. There is nothing else like it."
Doctors may choose to take the 120-hour Graduate Chiropractic Philosophy Colloquium, or the full 320-hour diplomate, of which the Philosophy Colloquium serves as the first year of study. Graduates of the 120-hour program earn their LCP honorary award (Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers), and then may choose to continue with the remaining 200-hours. After completion of the program, doctors are eligible to sit for the Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards (DPhCS) examination from the ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy.
For more details please call Tricia Jestel at the Palmer Institute, 1-800-452-5032.