How Well Educated Is Your Chiropractor?

Medical Doctor
(MD) Education

Doctor of Chiropractic
(DC) Education
Class Hours

(Minimum)

SubjectClass Hours

(Minimum)

508Anatomy520
326Physiology420
325Chemistry300
130Bacteriology114
374Diagnosis370
112Neurology320
148X-ray217
144Psychiatry65
198Obstetrics & Gynecology65
156Orthopedics225
335Pathology271
2,756TOTAL HOURS2,887

Other required subjects for Doctors of Chiropractic (DC):

  • Chiropractic Diagnostic and Adjusting Skills
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Other similar basic subjects related to their specialty

Other required subjects for Doctors of Medicine (MD):

  • Pharmacology / Drugs
  • General Surgery
  • Other similar basic subjects related to their specialty

Grand Total Class Hours:

(including other basic subjects)

  • Medical Doctor (MD):                       4,248
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC):           4,485