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DYC Alumnus Selected for Prestigious Veterans Affairs Residency

Derek Golley, DC '12 was selected for the newly-created VA Chiropractic Care Residencies

Buffalo, New York – October 30, 2014 – Derek Golley, a 2012 graduate of the D’Youville College chiropractic doctoral program, has been selected for the new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Chiropractic Care Residency Training Program.

The focus of the program is integrated clinical practice with training emphasizing the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated health care system, according to the VA. Residents also take part in observational educational rotations within primary care Patient Aligned Care Teams and a number of specialty care disciplines.

According to a Veterans Administration press release, “The residencies provide advanced clinical training in complex case management, allowing recent graduates to increase their scope and depth of clinical knowledge, experience and acumen,” The residents are trained and supervised by senior VA chiropractors.

The one-year hospital based training program is intended to expand the residents’ ability to collaborate with other healthcare professionals in team care and from other healthcare providers during interdisciplinary rotations. Residents will develop their knowledge of hospital practice, policies and procedure, and are better prepared for future positions in VA, other healthcare systems, and/or academic settings.

Dr. Andrew S. Dunn is the chiropractic residency program director at VA Western New York. According to Dr. Dunn, “Derek has been an exceptional selection as our first VA chiropractic resident. In conjunction with our academic affiliate New York Chiropractic College, VA of Western New York has provided a supportive educational environment with rich opportunities for clinical training contributing to the successful start of this residency program.”

Dr. Golley graduated with honors from D’Youville with his degree in biology and doctorate in chiropractic and holds advanced certification in Cold Laser Therapy and the Graston Technique. He is completing his studies for a master’s degree in Health Services Administration at the college.

The residency programs are administered nationally by the VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations and locally by the individual VA facility.

Golley is a graduate of Morrisville – Eaton Central High School in Morrisville, N.Y. and is a resident of Kenmore, N.Y.


Dr. Kathleen Linaker, Executive Director

D'Youville Chiropractic

Telephone:716-829-7725 or email: