Hospital Rotation Program

hospital-rotationsThe Hospital Rotation Program at Texas Chiropractic College is, in a word, unparalleled. Initiated in 1985 as one of the first of its kind, it is the largest of such programs among chiropractic colleges nationwide. TCC students who participate in the program gain a breadth and depth of perspective in the health care arena that distinguishes them throughout their career as Doctors of Chiropractic.

Through this distinctive program, TCC students tour medical facilities and observe patient care alongside residents from other medical disciplines. Interns in the program succeed in:

  • Becoming familiar with hospital protocol and physician referral practices
  • Building the confidence to collaborate with physicians from all medical fields
  • Establishing a professional network across the spectrum of health care that provides a strong foundation for a future practice
  • Developing a finer understanding of the possibilities of treatment within and beyond chiropractic
  • Fully understanding the patient benefits that are possible by virtue of a more holistically-oriented health care community

A Breadth of Knowledge
When you intern in TCC’s Hospital Rotation Program, you will gain experience in a huge range of other medical fields, including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Family medicine
  • Industrial and aerospace medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Osteopathy
  • Pain management
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Spine research
  • Sports medicine

Further, TCC continues working to add new fields and new Rotation partnerships every day.

A Depth of Experience
As an intern in this program, you will have access to some of the finest hospitals and medical centers in the world, with whom the College has established collaborative affiliations. TCC students have recently rotated, or are currently rotating, at the following institutions:

  • Baylor College of Medicine—Baylor Sports Medicine Institute
  • University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston—Department of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurosurgery, and Department of Spine Research
  • University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC), Hermann Hospital—Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service
  • Temple Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast
  • Methodist Hospital—Neurosurgery Service and Baylor Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital—Neurosurgery Service
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital—Neurosurgery Service
  • Vista Medical Center Hospital

To learn more about participating physicians and rotations in the Hospital Rotation Program, or if you have questions, contact:

Clinical Rotations Coordinator
(281) 487-1501, ext. 6030
(Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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