Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 20026
Title Commentary. Founding integrative medicine centers of excellence: One strategy for chiropractic medicine to build higher cultural authority
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2384195
Journal J Chiropr Educ. 2008 Spring;22(1):29-33
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Publication Type Article
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Chiropractic physicians are seeking a higher level of cultural authority within their communities and the United States health care system. This commentary suggests an innovative strategy that might expedite the attainment of professional authority while improving the training of chiropractic students and faculty. The authors propose the founding of integrative medicine centers of excellence by colleges of chiropractic that will employ clinical faculties comprised of allopathic, chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians. Initially, the health care facilities should offer primary care through an integrative medicine model. It is anticipated that these centers of excellence will require both government and private funding in order to develop research programs, provide high-quality patient care, and improve the medical training for students with residents programs.

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