Chiropractic and Medical Training Comparisons
|Chiropractic Student Hours||Class Description||Medical Student Hours|
|65||Obstetrics & Gynecology||198|
|4,485||Entire Total Hours||4,248|
|Adapted from: Chapman‐Smith, D. The Chiropractic Profession. NCMIC Group Inc. 2000|
|Chiropractic School % Hours||Medical School % Hours|
|Basic Science Hours||29%||26%|
|Clinical Science Hours||71%||74%|
|Sub-Division of Clinical Science Hours|
|Adapted from: Coulter I, Adams A, et al. A comparative study of chiropractic and medical education. Alt Ther Health Med. 1998 4:64‐75.
Note: Medical students accomplish their clinical training in the hospital setting. Chiropractic students are trained in a practice‐specific setting of clinics and private offices.