armour88MemberDecember 13, 2011 at 1:09 amPost count: 1
Dear Dr. Corenman,
I am writing to express my interest in the process of how you obtained your dual Medical/Chiropractic degree. I recently graduated from New York Chiropractic College after completing an 8 month rotation at the Miami VA hospital. After being exposed to the complex cases there I have decided that my next step is to strive for a more in-depth role within the medical community. I am an evidence based doctor who has a strong desire to work as a team member and play a key role in patient centered care and to facilitate this I am interested in beginning a MD program. I am trying to find out if I can get some of my credits from Chiropractic College to transfer. Ideally, I am hoping to transfer the credits from my basic sciences coursework. I wanted to know if you had any advice or input of schools to look into that might be open to accepting someone with clinical experience and extensive knowledge in anatomy, pathology, and differential diagnosis. I also wanted to know if I could pick your brain regarding the process of how you went about starting a MD program and the best way to approach different schools.
J A, DCDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorDecember 13, 2011 at 4:37 amPost count: 8614
In being accepted to a medical school, at least when I applied, there was no credit for the basic sciences from chiropractic school. I think that is probably not a bad thing as it really pays to go over at least some of the subjects again. My anatomy is much stronger simply by doing cadaver dissection twice as well as my understanding of physiology and pathology.
Not only that, but in order to get into some top residencies and programs, you need to be at the top 10% of your class. Your prior education will give you a head start and allow you to hopefully succeed in that endeavor.
If you can get accepted to a medical school or an osteopathic school and they won’t take your prior credits- do not worry and repeat the subjects. It will be worth it.
You can certainly call the office and I would be happy to talk with you. (970) 476-1100
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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