March 28, 2014 — Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR) and Sherman College of Chiropractic have signed a three-plus-one agreement to accelerate student admission into the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman and help students earn both their bachelor’s and doctor of chiropractic degrees faster.
As part of the agreement, which was signed Jan. 30, pre-chiropractic students will complete their first three years toward a bachelor’s degree at PUCPR prior to admission to Sherman. Then, upon successful completion of the first year at Sherman, students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from PUCPR. This agreement will allow PUCPR students to go from high school to doctor of chiropractic degree a year faster, completing both the undergraduate and first professional degree in just 6.5 years.
Sherman President Edwin Cordero, DC, says the agreement presents an attractive option for PUCPR students who hope to reach their career goals faster and enjoy a career that plays a significant role in health promotion.
“Sherman College is excited to welcome PUCPR students who are looking to join a healthcare career that will allow them to bring principled chiropractic care to their communities and make a difference in the lives of others,” he said. Also representing Sherman at the agreement signing was Director of Hispanic and Presidential Initiatives Miguel Hastings.
“This agreement, unique in Latin America, will revolutionize the field of chiropractic in Puerto Rico,” said PUCPR President Dr. Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Leandro A. Colón Alicea and Vice President of Student Affairs Professor Freddi Martínez Sotomayor also represented PUCPR at the signing.
At Sherman College of Chiropractic, students learn from experienced faculty in a hands-on, highly individualized learning environment that makes for extraordinary success among graduates. The three-and-a-half year program is focused and rigorous, including two years of internship experience in college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. Chiropractic students engage in all aspects of patient care to develop clinical competency and prepare for practice.
Source: Sherman College of Chiropractic