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How well educated is your Chiropractor?

Have you ever wondered just how much education your chiropractor has had? The facts may vary well surprise you. Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic completes a Bachelor of Science plus a five-year program of graduate study. The following is a chart, showing the rigorous educational requirements for both medical school and chiropractic school graduates.

Medical Class Hours (Minimum)

Subject

Chiropractic Class Hours (Minimum)

508

Anatomy

520

326

Physiology

420

401

Pathology

205

325

Chemistry

300

114

Bacteriology

130

324

Diagnosis

420

112

Neurology

320

148

X-ray

217

144

Psychiatry

65

198

Obstetrics and Gynecology

65

158

Orthopedics

225

2,756

Total Hours

2,887

Other required subjects for Chiropractic: Adjusting, manipulation, kinesiology, and other similar subjects related to their specialty.

Other required subjects for Medicine: Pharmacology, immunology, general surgery, and other similar subjects related to their specialty.

Grand total class hours (Including required subjects)

Chiropractic: 4,485 Hours Medicine: 4,248 Hours

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