Clinic Internship Program
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.
NUHS Clinics and Whole Health Centers
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 clinics affiliated with National:
- on-campus NUHS Whole Health Center – Lombard
- a non-profit clinic in Chicago serving the uninsured and underprivileged
NUHS Clinical Clerkship Program
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.
Hospital Rotations and Clerkships
NUHS also offers the chance for select students in the Doctor of Chiropractic program 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 hospital rotations and clerkships for DC students include:
- Illiana Veteran’s Administration Health Care System in Danville, Illinois
- Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Florida
- Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Fargo VA Health Care System, Fargo, North Dakota
- John Dingell VA, Detroit, Michigan
- Scott Air Force Base, Bellville, Illinois
- Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Each NUHS intern participates in community service work that can include rewarding outreach in local sports, charitable and educational events. You might find yourself:
- Caring for special needs athletes at a local track and field event
- Educating local college students during Public Health Week
- Providing athletic taping for runners at the Disney World Marathon
- Treating injuries at the Susan Komen Walk for the Cure
At NUHS, we’re not just training superior physicians, we’re training community leaders and giving back to the communities we serve.