Thirty-three interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program.
Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus, located at 2020 Springfield Road in Spartanburg. This was the first pinning ceremony to be held in the newly constructed Gelardi Student Center, and the college streamed the event live on Facebook so interns’ family and friends could watch from afar.
The most recent class of interns joining the Chiropractic Health Center includes the following:
Yamilete Castillo Torres
Cid Marie Correa
Madeleine Feeney Lewis
Idileimy “Amy” N. Hernández Barreto
Jeanette Torres Cruz
The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation. Because the clinic is open to the public, residents in Upstate South Carolina experience excellent chiropractic care at affordable prices through 30,000 patient visits per year.
Chiropractic Student Government President Casey Miller, Director of Student Clinic Claudia Seay, D.C., and Provost Bob Irwin, D.C., welcomed guests to the ceremony. Health Center Case Doctor and Chair of Clinical Curriculum Matthew Hudson, D.C., gave the class greeting and charge. Assistant Student Clinic Case Doctor Kevin Power, D.C., administered the Pledge of Professionalism, and Director of Student Clinic Claudia Seay, D.C., placed a special commemorative pin on each student’s blue clinic jacket.
“Sherman students transitioning into their clinical internship at the Health Center are well prepared to deliver quality and effective care to our friends and neighbors in the greater Spartanburg area,” said Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A. “These students are the future of the chiropractic profession. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Sherman College Health Center, we are proud and excited to welcome this newest class of chiropractic interns.”
In the clinical phase of the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College, interns practice every aspect of patient care, including case histories, physical and spinal examinations, x-ray, diagnosis, report of findings, chiropractic adjustments and case management. Interns are encouraged to work with the research department to advance the profession with evidence-based study; they also complete remaining clinical and business courses.
The chiropractic internship also gives these senior students the opportunity to participate in community events, both in the Health Center and off campus – including spinal screenings, health fairs, school visits, and more – to help them build communication, leadership and community relations skills so they are well prepared for practice following graduation.
The Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visits are $15; visits for students, military members and seniors are $10; special rates are available for families. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is best to call 864-578-8777 to set an appointment. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu/hc.
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