A message for Prospective Students
Congratulations! Your decision to pursue a doctor of chiropractic degree is the beginning of a very challenging and rewarding career.
At D'Youville, our students experience a truly integrated foundation year as the classes they attend include students from the other D'Youville healthcare programs such as physician's assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing.
In keeping with this integrative model, our program has a solid science foundation and evidence based clinical training. We also provide our interns with the opportunity to experience a variety of clinical settings and models such as the University at Buffalo, Neurosurgery, Inc; a multidisciplinary clinic that includes medical doctors, physical therapists, surgeons and chiropractors; a traditional chiropractic solo office at our Chiropractic Health Center located at 2900 Main Street in Buffalo; and our Chiropractic clinic at Erie County Medical Center. These opportunities give our graduates knowledge and appreciation of the roles of other professions in patient care and management as well as the clinical background necessary to become an effective member of an integrative healthcare team.
Our interns provide care to underserved populations and are involved in periodic clinical outreaches such as the Extreme Home Makeover episode that occurred here in Buffalo in 2010. These unique clinical settings provide our students with valuable service learning experiences that will help them become successful, caring chiropractors who will contribute to their communities throughout their careers.
D'Youville College prides itself on its student-centered education. This is reflected in our chiropractic adjusting laboratories where there is one instructor for every 10 students. Lectures and labs at D'Youville are taught by faculty members, not by graduate students. In addition, our faculty members are involved in your education, not only as instructors, but also as advisors. Each student meets with their faculty advisor at least once per term, where the faculty provides assistance and guidance as you progress through the program. Our classes are limited to 30 students thereby ensuring a good learning environment with personal attention from faculty.