Given the increasing cost of tuition at chiropractic schools, launching a solo practice straight after graduation can be a financial burden for the new DC. Instead, getting an associateship can be a viable option. The new grad can gain valuable experience while still managing to earn a small income. New DCs often have an unrealistic opinion of what they can offer an employer. Enter any associateship with an open mind and remember that your employer has valuable experience that you can learn from.
As most doctors of chiropractic know, the fifth year in practice is a big one. It is the year you either start to see yourself as part of the profession or you prepare to move on to another. As I reflect on my first five years in practice, I’ve thought of several lessons I wish I had learned earlier. Here are five key practices that a new doc should know right out of school.
Your success is highly influence by the mentors in your life. Being a student of chiropractic is an underlying prerequisite to being a successful DC, and this means you’ll want to work with a coach who can mentor you. Choose a mentor who understands your business and has been there before. One of the biggest […]
Suppose I’m speaking to a state association and a recent graduate returns from the lunch break early: “Do you have a minute?” she asks. A frustrated associate arranges an hour telephone consult with me: “Here’s my problem”¦” he confesses. From such conversations, I’ve learned the following five essentials that aren’t getting adequate coverage in chiropractic colleges.
The “Cs” are are a set of key qualities and characteristics that make the difference between those who are just “proficient” and those who really “prevail” as they start their career in our profession. They are the difference between the DCs who are merely good enough to practice and those who achieve, lead, impact, earn, and influence at their highest potential. The latter group prevails by achieving and experiencing at the level they dreamed of””whatever that may be. As you read, do a self-check and determine which factors you are strong in””and which may need some “adjustment.”