Practice Experience

Clinical experience turns theory into hands-on practice

As a student in D'Youville's doctor of chiropractic program, you'll spend a total of 1,200 hours in practice experience, to include:

  • Internships at the college's clinics, (minimum of 600 hours of clinical practice skills)

Clinical Internships at D'Youville Clinics

One of the most demanding and rewarding phases of the doctor of chiropractic program is internship experience. This practicum focuses on holistic principles that address the whole person and strives to address the nurturing of mind, body and spirit.

Students rotate through 5 DYC-affiliated clinics within the Western New York area, including:

During clinical rotations students team up with attending faculty clinicians (fully licensed doctors of chiropractic) to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based chiropractic care. You'll be guided by D'Youville's experienced clinical faculty in a supportive relationship, with small-group attention and instruction. 


Preceptorships are available in a variety of settings– from community-based clinics and large urban hospitals to rural, solo-practice offices – to give you the widest possible range of practice experience.

Preceptorship sites include:

"Interprofessional Education"

The Interprofessional Clinical Advancement Center is a research and academic project that uses professional actors to create real-life patient care simulations for students. Students from eight healthcare disciplines at D'Youville College take part in the Center, including chiropractic.

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