Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) will soon participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs new full-time, year-round, paid chiropractic residency program slated to begin this coming July. Administered nationally by VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations and locally by the individual VA facility, the residency programs will enjoy the benefit of a VA facility affiliation with Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited chiropractic schools.
Focusing on Integrated Clinical Practice, and emphasizing the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated health care system, NYCC’s VA-residents will hone vital clinical skills as senior VA-chiropractors mentor the hands-on training in Canandaigua and Buffalo, N.Y. – two of only five sites to be awarded such residencies nationwide. Drawing annual salaries ranging between $36,000 and $43,000 (based on geographic location) the residents will carry out clinical educational rotations through such services as primary care, medical or surgical specialties, mental health, and rehabilitation disciplines. The residents will also participate in a variety of scholarly activities, giving and attending academic and research presentations at the VA facility and its affiliates.
NYCC adjunct faculty member Dr. Paul Dougherty provided oversight and instruction while gathering data on the effectiveness of a pilot residency. Drs. Paul Dougherty and Andy Dunn will mentor residents under the new program, ensuring quality patient care and clinical education in the unique environment.