COMPARISON OF CHIROPRACTIC / MEDICAL EDUCATION
Chiropractors complete 2-4 years of undergraduate school and five years of graduate school. They are required to pass National and State board examinations to obtain licensure. Once licensed, continuing post-graduate education is required for annual license renewal.
This table compares professional graduate school educations for the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) and the Medical Doctor (M.D.).
Comparison of Hours of Basic Sciences Education in Medical and Chiropractic Schools
Comparisons of the Overall Curriculum Structure for Chiropractic and Medical Schools
Source for both above charts: Center for Studies in Health Policy, Inc., Washington, DC. Personal communication of 1995 unpublished data from Meredith Gonyea, PhD.