College of Chiropractic Intern’s Clinic Handbook

6.5.1 Clinic Hours During Faculty Clinician Absence

There may be occasions when faculty clinicians are not present in their clinic. This could range from hours to weeks. Interns, however, must continue to fulfill required weekly hours. This may be accomplished by following the options listed below:

  1. Make up hours during that same week if the doctor is in the office an adequate amount of hours.
  2. Interning with another credentialed faculty clinician in the office. In the college clinics, interns may intern with another faculty clinician as determined by their assigned faculty, as all college clinicians have been credentialed by Clinical Education. CBI interns may intern with associate doctors in the office if they are credentialed, or “relief doctors” if they are credentialed (see Relief Doctors / Associates, Section 6.5.2).
  3. Participate in opportunities to earn additional clinic hours that week (see Section 6.5).
  4. Earn clinic hours at Harbor Light, Pillsbury House and Human Performance Center special events. You must be signed up in order to receive clinic hours for these options.
  5. Contact Jill Michaelis (jmichaelis@nwhealth.edu) for any additional rotation experiences.
  6. Attend Independent Study rotations earning 2 to 10 clinic hours each and complete the Independent Study Assignment.
  7. Use TAC to cover assigned clinic hours.

When a faculty clinician closes the clinic, the faculty clinician must email verification of the clinic closure.