Chiropractics Economics magazine surveyed doctors of chiropractic nationally to find out their opinions on the best chiropractic colleges
The results of the 2019 schools survey of U.S. doctors of chiropractic conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine is comprised of responses from more than 600 DCs to find the best chiropractic colleges. The survey was framed such that only school alumni were able to rank their alma mater.
The survey included general questions regarding school topics such as business
preparation, clinical opportunities, campus culture, continuing education, homecoming, quality of faculty, research, student life and technology.
Other topics included questions regarding recommending chiropractic schools, how often DCs recommended some to chiropractic school, and the gender and year graduated of survey participants.
The questionnaire combined open-ended questions and multiple-choice questions. Some questions included offered respondents the possibility to select and rank several options on a 0-5 scale (0 the worst and 5 the best) to find the best chiropractic colleges.
The 2019 Chiropractic Economics DC Schools Survey was conducted to better understand how doctors of chiropractic rate their respective alma maters. Respondents were from Chiropractic Economics’ database list of 60,000-plus U.S. chiropractors.
As the feature story states, more than 94% of students come to chiropractic either through a referral from a DC (31.4%) or from a personal experience with chiropractic (62.9%), according to a recent Cleveland Chiropractic College survey of prospective students.
With almost 75% of DCs saying they would recommend schools other than their alma mater, schools must reevaluate marketing solely to their alumni bases and move toward broader efforts to reach DCs that keep abreast of other school offerings, continuing education credits, and further educational opportunities.
The 2019 schools survey of doctors of chiropractic by Chiropractic Economics polled 629 DCs, and only schools with a significant number of respondents were included in response data. DC recommendations polled regarded prospective student references made to chiropractic schools, and opinions of the colleges they attended in various categories.
Doctors of chiropractic, say industry leaders, must step up and become advocates, and activists, for the profession to thrive and change with the times.
“Who will be the doctors and nurses that will take care of us?” says Quentin M. Brisco, DC, president of the American Black Chiropractic Association. “I graduated 12 years ago and I have personally referred two students to attend my chiropractic alma mater of Texas Chiropractic College. One has graduated and the other is still enrolled. Each of us needs to encourage potential candidates to study chiropractic.” To read more click here.