Comparison of Chiropractic vs. Medical Education

Chiropractors go through an immense amount of schooling to recieve a "Doctor of Chiropractic" degree (also known as a D.C.). Their collegiate agenda is as follows:

  • Graduate from a four year college.
  • Completing at least two years undergraduate study, with a focus on the sciences.
  • Four years of Chiropractic Education.
  • Take mandatory internships.
  • At least 900 hours of work in a Chiropractic Clinic.
  • After graduating, pass a written and oral board exams, at national and state levels.

A Chiropractor may opt to choose to advance their degree in an area of specialty.
These areas include: Chiropractic neurology, radiology, sports medicine, pediatrics as well as many other fields.

This chart shows the number of hours served under study by Chiropractic students and Medical students.

Chiropractic Student Hours

Class Description

Medical Student Hours

520

Anatomy

508

420

Physiology

326

271

Pathology

335

300

Chemistry

325

114

Bacteriology

130

370

Diagnosis

374

320

Neurology

112

217

X-Ray

148

65

Psychiatry

144

65

Obstetrics & Gynecology

198

225

Orthopedics

156

2,887

Total Hours

2,756

1,598

Specialty  Courses

1,492

4,485

Entire Total Hours

4,248