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April 8, 2011— In continuing with Parker College of Chiropractic’s dedication to bringing chiropractic services to the people of Mexico, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, and Dr. Eulalio Francisco Lopez Milland, rector of the Universidad Estatal del Valle de Toluca (UNEVT), recently signed a five year agreement to implement a chiropractic student exchange program between Parker College and UNEVT, a public university located in Toluca, Mexico.
“This program is going to have a tremendous impact on our students and the students of Parker,” said Milland. “It will also provide more chiropractic students to care for the health of the people in our community.”
Dr. Mancini and Jose Angel Fernandez Garcia, rector of the Universidad Estatal Del Valle de Ecatepec (UNEVE), also signed an agreement extending their established exchange program. The program gives Parker students clinical experience while learning Spanish immersed in Mexican culture. In turn, UNEVE students who participate in the exchange program receive hands-on experience at Parker College’s campus in Dallas and the chance to practice English skills.
“This is an extension of the existing program for Parker and UNEVE and we’re so glad to be able to carry this forward with UNEVT,” said Dr. Mancini. “I’m looking forward to watching the Parker students who take advantage of this opportunity and getting to know the UNEVE and UNEVT students who come to Parker.”
The Secretary of Education for the state of Mexico has pointed at the current student exchange program between Parker and UNEVE as a model for other exchange programs. From this model, six additional chiropractic student exchange programs have been created in Latin America.
“Having been born in Colombia, it’s been my dream to expand the benefits of chiropractic in underserved countries in Latin America,” said Dr. Mancini.
Dr. Mancini was instrumental in helping establish UNEVE’s chiropractic program—the first institution in the world to offer a Spanish-taught chiropractic program. More than 180 doctors of chiropractic have graduated from the program since its inception in 2001.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu