In order to become a doctor of Chiropractic in Canada, prospective candidates need to complete at least 7 years of higher education. In order to enter a chiropractic school, an individual will require a minimum GPA of 2.50 in their previous 3 years of undergraduate study.
Students typically spend 4 to 5 years devoted to the study of the pre-clinical (biochemistry, anatomy, pathology, etc.) and clinical sciences (neurology, rheumatology, laboratory diagnosis, etc.) involved with chiropractic medicine.
In addition to this heavy academic workload, many schools require an extensive clinical internship (over 600 hours) under the supervision of a qualified chiropractic faculty. An internship is required to obtain a licence.
To be a chiropractor in Alberta, doctors must also pass the Canadian National Examination for Chiropractic Licensure. In order to maintain their licence, chiropractors have to enrol in approved seminars and courses on a continuing basis. Any healthcare practitioner wanting to call themselves a doctor within the province needs to be regulated under Alberta's Health Professions Act.
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