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New internship program at the University of Missouri’s Orthopaedic Institute offers NUHS students an exclusive learning opportunity

by Nov 22, 2022

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National University of Health Sciences students will soon have an opportunity to participate in a new chiropractic internship program at The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI).

The institute is part of the MU Health Care system at the University of Missouri, Columbia. The 15-week Chiropractic Intern Program is the first at MOI to include chiropractic students. The internship is an exclusive agreement between NUHS and The University of Missouri School of Medicine.

MOI is considered the most comprehensive orthopedic center in the region and attracts students, residents, and fellows from around the world. With 400 staff members and state-of-the-art technologies, MOI offers patients total neuromusculoskeletal care in a single location.

“MOI strives to be a comprehensive one-stop shop where patients can receive treatment from multiple providers on the same day. The arrangement allows immediate interaction among a patient’s providers,” said K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, MBA, developer and director of the new program.

NUHS students will interact with medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians from multiple neuromusculoskeletal specialties. Specialties include general orthopedics, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology, podiatry, pain management, pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic research, and more.  The interactions will allow NUHS students to observe a wide variety of cases. 

 “The program at MOI will provide broad exposure to patient conditions at a multi-disciplinary setting and is a great way for students to round out the education they receive at NUHS,” said NUHS President Joseph Stiefel, MS, EdD, DC. 

In addition to working in a hospital-based chiropractic practice, interns will participate in orthopaedic and chiropractic Grand Rounds at MOI and Dr. Miller’s work at MU’s Women’s Hospital in Columbia.

“The Chiropractic Intern Program at MOI is another step forward in the evolving cooperative relationship between medicine and chiropractic. I am excited to bring chiropractic students to campus,” said Dr. Miller.

MOI’s first group of chiropractic interns will start in January. Interested students can apply through NUHS Dean of Clinics Theodore Johnson, Jr., DC, DABCI.  

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