November 13, 2014 — Derek Golley, DC, a 2012 graduate of the D’Youville College chiropractic program and a staff chiropractor at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Hospital, has been selected for the new VA Chiropractic Care Residency Training Program within the Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System.
The focus of the program is integrated clinical practice with training emphasizing the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated healthcare system, according to the VA. Residents take part in observational educational rotations within primary care Patient Aligned Care Teams and a number of specialty care disciplines, as well.
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’ abilities 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 will be better prepared for future positions in VA, other healthcare systems, and/or academic settings.
“Derek has been an exceptional selection as our first VA chiropractic resident,” said Andrew S. Dunn, DC, the chiropractic residency program director at VA Western New York. “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.”
The residency programs are administered nationally by the VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations and locally by the individual VA facility.
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. Golley opened Kenmore Chiropractic at 2839 Elmwood Avenue shortly after his graduation from D’Youville. He is a graduate of Morrisville – Eaton Central High School in Morrisville, New York and is a resident of Kenmore, New York.
Source: D’Youville College