Dr. John McMillan Mennel, professor at five medical schools and noted author, testified that two of the Chiropractic colleges that he is familiar with were equal in academic excellence to the best medical schools in the nation. He also noted that a new medical resident in a hospital normally has no more than 4 hours training on the musculoskeletal system and may actually have no training at all in some cases.
Chiropractors study for 7 years- including 4,485 hours of professional school to obtain a Doctorate of Chiropractic. During that time they are required to pass 4 sets of National Boards and most states have their own requirements prior to licensure.
Here is a comparison of Medical school and Chiropractic school’s curriculum:
(Palmer College of Chiropractic)
|Subject||Class Hours||Class Hours|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||198||65|