VA Residency


St. Louis VA Healthcare System has been selected as one of five sites nationwide to offer a new Chiropractic Care Residency Program for Academic Year 2014-2015. 

Applications for St. Louis will be accepted from January 24 – February 21, 2014. 

See instructions and forms below.

Residency Information

The program is funded by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations and in St. Louis will be administered in affiliation with Logan University, College of Chiropractic. 

The Chiropractic Care Residency Program will provide organized post graduate training to develop chiropractors prepared for advanced practice, capable of communicating and working in an interdisciplinary environment, with a firm understanding of the role of research and continuing education in clinical decision making. The St. Louis program may include rotations through Primary Care, Extended Care/Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Clinic – Pain Center of Excellence: Interdisciplinary Pain Rehab, Interventional Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction, Mental Health, Neurology, Surgery/Orthopedics, Radiology (VA and Logan University), Research (Logan University), Sports Rehab and Performance (Logan University).

Eligibility

To be eligible applicants must:
1. Have graduated from a CCE accredited institution by June 1, 2014.
2. Be eligible to hold a license or currently are licensed to practice chiropractic. 
3. Have at least a 3.0 GPA in the Doctor of Chiropractic professional program.
4. Have capabilities and goals consistent with the mission and rigor of the program.

Application and Selection: 

Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to stlchiroresidency@va.gov and must include (use fillable PDF forms below):

1. VA Chiropractic Residency Applicationdeadline for submission 02/21/14.
2. Three (3) letters of recommendation from practicing doctors of chiropractic or faculty members from a CCE accredited institution or its international equivalent.
3. Resume/curriculum vitae. 

If selected for interview the applicant must also provide: copy of diploma and license(s), official educational transcripts of undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, chiropractic and post graduate education, official transcript of board scores from National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. 

All applications will be reviewed by a Residency Committee and applicants will be selected for interviews. Those applicants chosen for interview will be required to complete:

1. An interview with the Residency Committee (at the candidate’s expense).
2. Candidates may be required to present a clinical case report.

The Residency Committee shall make the determination after review of the application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, interview and case presentation. Candidates shall be notified in writing of the decision of the committee. 

All applications should be addressed to stlchiroresidency@va.gov.

Questions?

All questions should be submitted to stlchiroresidency@va.gov.