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Weighty matters: The reality of chiropractic debt

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There is an old adage you may have heard; “May you live in interesting times,” the gist of What’s more, new DCs are expected to make a sizable investment in equipment, a lease or mortgage on office space, capital to ensure survivability over the first 12 months as collections grow and, last but not least, supporting themselves and their families during the practice startup period. To attempt this while saddled with a six-figure student loan debt is a potentially fatal endeavor. Thirty years ago at my “grand opening”, a well-meaning guest approached me and looked me square in the READ MORE >>

Choosing the best mentor to achieve success

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Your success is highly influence by the mentors in your life. Being a student of chiropractic is an underlying prerequisite to being a successful DC, and this means you’ll want to work with a coach who can mentor you. Choose a mentor who understands your business and has been there before. One of the biggest mistakes doctors often make is hiring a consultant who hasn’t experienced the things they are going through or, even READ MORE >>

How to select a practice location

practice location

  Many students and new grads struggle when trying to find a location to start their practice or join an existing one. One aspect that is rarely discussed is the relationship between the type of patients who use chiropractic and the places and services they frequent— then using that information to determine a viable practice location. Did you know that the highest documented utilization rate of chiropractic services in the world occurs in Alberta, Canada? READ MORE >>

 

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Career Development

  • mentor Choosing the best mentor to achieve success

    Your success is highly influence by the mentors in your life. Being a student of chiropractic is an underlying prerequisite to being a successful DC, and this means you’ll want to work with a coach who can mentor you. Choose a mentor who understands your business and has been there…

  • building success Position yourself for success

    New grads and grads-to-be: The world awaits, as does a rewarding career in one of the world’s finest professions. While it’s an exciting time, no doubt you’re full of questions, many of which have to do with setting up your first practice. After all, your training was in the art…

Financial Preparation

  • DebtFreeSDC Debt-free faster than you imagined

    Whether in the first or last trimester of your chiropractic career, you will always be focused carefully on the kind of practice you want to build. But one of the first concerns all students should have before graduation is the amount of debt they will be carrying and how fast…

  • fair value Fair value: The cost of free services

    A recent presentation at Logan College of Chiropractic raised the matter of free services and screenings offered by chiropractors. The question asked was, “Do you believe that chiropractors offering free services helps bring in new patients?” Despite their popularity, if you look closely, you’ll see these marketing techniques do not…

Practice Startup

  • Site selection Making the perfect site selection

    Site selection can be a challenge for and experienced DCs alike, and a mistake in this area could be fatal to your practice. A successful site- selection process begins with forming an expert team and following a proven process. There are four key areas to master for selecting the perfect…

  • success tips 10 things I wish I’d known starting out

      The late winter wind blows a few snowflakes past the window as I stare and contemplate the past 20 years of my life. “Oh if I could go back in time, knowing what I know now,” I think, as all the fleeting images of long-gone successes and mistakes race…

Job Search

  • interview Advanced hiring interview strategies

    When you’ve narrowed down your list of potential hires to a manageable number, it’s time to schedule face-to-face interviews. Here’s your chance to make a good hire, so use this time to learn as much as you can about the candidate. Be a good listener When it comes time to…

  • champion The way of the champion

    If you watch, listen, and study champions in various sports, you will find some common habits that separate them from the rest. They have a detailed training program, a passion, and a focus that are relentless. They work hard each day on themselves and on their plan. To a champion,…

About StudentDC

Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.