Each DC student serves a full year clinical internship. NUHS offers many exciting intership options that give you the experience and confidence you need to prepare for your future as a physician.
At National's clinics, you'll learn first-hand how to practice chiropractic as primary care medicine under clinical supervision. You'll have access to professionals from other specialties, our residents and faculty clinicians, as well as have use of our diagnostic imaging and MRI equipment.
In addition to learning clinical applications of chiropractic medicine and proper documentation procedures, you will learn important personal and business skills you'll need to help build your own practice.
Your clinical experience can be completed at any one of the six clinics affiliated with National:
Some students elect to complete part of their internship experience through National's Clinical Clerkship Program. This program offers students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a private practice setting under the supervision of approved doctors who are experienced, ethical and successful physicians. The supervising doctors participating in this program are considered adjunct faculty of NUHS.
NUHS also offers the chance for select DC students to participate in exciting hospital internship experiences. To apply for one of our hospital rotations, students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and apply through the Dean of Clinics. Hospital rotations and clerkships may last from one to six months, depending on the program and the supervising physician's schedule. Current hopsital rotations and clerkships for DC students include:
Each NUHS intern participates in community service work that can include rewarding outreach in local sports, charitable and educational events. You might find yourself:
Depending on your internship location, you may also provide chiropractic care at a Salvation Army facility, or help medically underserved patients from Chicago CommunityHealth free clinic, or from those you meet at soup kitchens in Aurora .
At NUHS, we're not just training superior physicians, we're training community leaders and giving back to the communities we serve.