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5 Reasons Doctors Like the Advanced Clinical Practice Program

by Dec 4, 2020

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Are you a physician looking to advance your career and provide superior care to your patients? If so, the Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice (MSACP) program at National University of Health Sciences might be the perfect fit to help you pursue your career goals.

The MSACP program is an online advanced degree designed for first-professional health care providers, including chiropractic (DC), naturopathic (ND), medical (MD) and osteopathic (DO) doctors. It provides physicians with an in-depth immersion into integrative medicine, and is taught by outstanding faculty active in their professions. If you are a busy physician looking to take the next step in your profession, check out these quick facts about our program.

1) Improve your diagnostic and clinical decision-making skills

You will learn about many different disorders and treatment paths. By studying a broader list of conditions, you will enhance your diagnostic skills and be able to better manage an array of clinical conditions. Coursework for this program includes neurophysiology, functional medicine, research methodology, nutrition and wellness, pharmacology and much more! By widening your focus, you will be able to provide more value to your patients and expand your practice.

“Having graduated 31 years ago, it has been a challenging and exciting journey to participate in the MSACP courses. By applying what I have learned in these courses directly to my practice is truly rewarding. It has allowed me to have a better understanding of patients who’ve experienced low back pain comorbid with other chronic illnesses. I’ve also been able to get more familiar with medications that they were taking and gain a better understanding about how they work and their side effects, which ultimately will affect the outcome of patients’ treatment.” John Sutano, DC, New Mexico

2) Experience the convenience of online learning

If you’re interested in the program but are unsure how to find the time—we’ve got you covered! The online format allows busy physicians to complete the courses on your own time and at your own pace.

3) Start using the benefits of the MSACP program immediately

This format is specially designed for you to integrate your new knowledge directly into patient care while investing minimal office time completing the program. You don’t need to wait to complete the program to begin experiencing its benefits. This advanced degree program will allow you to improve your diagnostic and clinical decision-making skills, as well as enhance your employment and educational opportunities. All of these advantages will not only impact you as a thought leader in your field, but they will also benefit the health and wellness of your patients.

“We’re developing government policy for integrative medicine services with the VA, in addition to performing clinical work with the veterans. I’m trying to implement the teachings of the MSACP research class using the evidence-based literature to treat veterans coming off opioids, with the Chief of Physical Medicine and Chronic Pain healthcare team members in the VA.”   Gerald Monk, DC, DABCA, Orlando Veterans Administration Medical Center

4) It can be career-changing

MSACP graduate Dean Greenwood, DC, a chiropractic physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been managing a successful practice for more than 30 years and credits NUHS for helping him grow in his profession.

“The MSACP program was the best learning experience I’ve had since chiropractic college, as well as in my 30 years of professional experience,” Dr. Greenwood explained. “The diverse training in the program covered a wide variety of topics and was geared specifically toward post-professional degree students,” he said, adding, “What helped me the most was the emphasis in understanding differential diagnoses and co-managing complex patient conditions.”

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Evangelia Skokos, DC, also a graduate of the program, said the rigor and dimension of the program allowed her to gain the equivalent of years of experience.

“The program helped me understand different patient diagnoses through lab work, while also co-managing complex patient conditions,” she said. “In addition, it allowed me to gain a more expansive knowledge of specific patient populations, including men and women’s health, pediatrics and geriatrics. The program really gives you an advanced perspective on health care and the confidence to tackle many different medical conditions.” 

5) You can apply quickly and easily!

If you’re a practicing physician or looking to advance your career after earning your license, sign up for our FREE Advanced Clinical Practice Webinar
to learn more.


If you’re ready to get started, grab your computer and begin your application today! 

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About the Author

Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron

Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron

Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, PhD, is the Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance Education and a professor in the Department of Research at National University of Health Sciences. She is past-president of the Massage Therapy Foundation and founder and principal investigator of (a practice-based research network for massage therapists). Dr. Cambron received her DC degree from National University and her Master in Public Health and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed a certification program in massage therapy at National University in 2006.


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