This year marked several firsts and new additions at National University. Along with noteworthy accomplishments by faculty, alumni and students, National University also celebrated the addition of a new online program and hydrotherapy suite. Now that the year is coming to a close, revisit the top news viewed on the National University website.
March 27, 2017
At the NUHS Whole Health Center, then family practice resident, Amanda Bose, DC, ND, combined her DC and ND education to treat a 55-year-old male patient who had various urinary issues from a spinal cord injury experienced 18 years previously.
In March, she presented this case study at DC2017, a combination of three major chiropractic medicine conferences held in Washington DC. “The case study was well-received and generated plenty of discussion,” Bose said.
After completing her residency, Dr. Bose was named Chief Naturopathic Medicine Clinician at the NUHS Whole Health Center in September.
Feb. 14, 2017
Earlier this year, National University of Health Sciences hosted the grand opening of its new hydrotherapy suite in the Whole Health Center clinic on the Illinois campus.
The suite includes many rooms for multiple types of hydrotherapy modalities offering constitutional treatments, Russian steams baths and peat immersion baths. These therapies are typically used with other natural treatments such as botanical medicine, nutritional improvements, or lifestyle changes.
Students are able to begin working in the hydrotherapy suite early, in their seventh trimester, before their normal clinical internship begins.
Jan. 17, 2017
In January, Christopher Arick, DC, MS, was appointed as the Assistant Dean of the Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine program at National University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Arick previously served as chiropractic program faculty member at the NUHS Florida site since 2012. He has now relocated to the Lombard campus for the new role. “I am looking forward to finding new ways to engage students,” Dr. Arick said. “I think this is going to be key in maintaining high standards at NUHS.”
June 9, 2017
National University celebrated its first year offering the new Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice program entirely online. The program started in September with both full-time and part-time options available.
“The program has been redesigned to help busy physicians more easily complete this advanced degree while managing their demanding practices,” said Randy Swenson, DC, MHPE, vice president for academic services.
January 25, 2017
2017 brought good news for those interested in an integrative chiropractic medicine career. The 2017 salary and expense survey from Chiropractic Economics shows that the chiropractic field continues to grow (17 percent by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) with a trend toward specialization and advanced training in the field.
The Chiropractic Economics report indicated a large boost in chiropractic physicians working in multidisciplinary and integrated practices and that these practices are bringing chiropractic physicians greater salaries, higher reimbursement rates and better total compensation.