Chiropractic Resident

Chiropractic Resident

This three-year voluntary graduate medical education program prepares chiropractic physicians to become chiropractic orthopedists in primary care clinics.  The training focuses on the evaluation and management of patients suffering with chronic pain due to neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  Completion of the training qualifies the resident to become a board certified in chiropractic orthopedist.

Primary responsibilities include providing competent, compassionate patient-centered care; work effectively as a member of the health care team; and meet educational goals of his/her specific program.

  • Ø  Provide health care evaluation, treatment and consultation services to patients of the community health centers.
  • Ø  Obtain and document or cause to be obtained and documented, appropriate chief complaint, past medical family and social history, review of systems, examination, medications & allergies, assessment and plan for each patient.

The Chiropractic Resident is a full-time position and is expected to:

  • Ø  Teach and mentor junior residents and chiropractic students;
  • Ø  Consistently act with integrity and honesty;
  • Ø  Function as an effective team member;
  • Ø  Effectively manage conflict;
  • Ø  Develop life-long learning skills;
  • Ø  Attend all required educational conferences and participate in the planning of conferences per each program’s requirement;
  • Ø  Provide data on educational experience to the Program Director;
  • Ø  Provide evaluations of mentors and service rotations;
  • Ø  Carry out administrative responsibilities such as entry of daily patient notes in the electronic medical record (Electronic Clinical Works, ECW), in a timely manner;
  • Ø  Participate with education of Community Health Center employees and patients.

The Resident will perform 30 hours of clinical work under the supervision of a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and UB faculty member. The Resident will be required to perform 30

 hours of clinical care at Community Health Center Inc. primary care facilities. In addition the Resident will be required to assist faculty members in medical training laboratories each week.


  • Increase access to quality primary care for underserved and special populations by training chiropractic physicians in a FQHC-based residency program that prepares residents for full and autonomous expert care of complex underserved populations across all life cycles and in multiple settings
  • Provide new chiropractic physicians with a depth, breadth, volume and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care provider specialist in the complex setting of the country’s FQHCs.
  • Train new chiropractic physicians in a model of primary care consistent with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) principles of health care and the needs of vulnerable populations
  • Improve the clinical skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new chiropractic physicians who choose to work in underserved community settings, as well as contribute to employer satisfaction and workforce retention
  • Increase the number of chiropractic physicians ready to serve in leadership roles in community health settings

Key Components

Preceptor “Continuity Clinics”

    • The continuity clinic training is a cornerstone of the residency with 8 sessions per week.  The chiropractic physician residents develop their own patient panel while having UB/CHC providers (Board Certified Chiropractic Specialists and University of Bridgeport Chiropractic Faculty Members) assigned to them.

Specialty Rotations

    • Eleven rotation sessions in areas of high-volume/high-burden/high-risk situations most commonly encountered in the setting of the FQHC will occur once per week for eleven weeks.  The rotations include Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Geriatrics, Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Radiology, and Behavioral Medicine (Adult Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Healthcare for the Homeless).  The specialty rotation sessions will occur during a summer semester.

Independent Clinics

    • During independent clinics, the chiropractic physician residents work as a member of a team, which CHC calls a “pod,” and see patients at the delegation of the primary care providers, who remain available for consultations. (1 session/week/12 weeks)

Didactic Education Sessions

    • Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex, neuromusculoskeletal, clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. The content of the presentations correspond to the residents’ current clinical experiences.  These educational sessions will take place at the University Of Bridgeport College Of Chiropractic.  Residents will attend and participate in the neuromusculoskeletal differential diagnosis, orthopedics and neurology classes and laboratories as assistants to the lead professor.  Residents will attend and participate in formal learning sessions eight hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.

Only University of Bridgeport chiropractic graduates, licensed to practice in Connecticut who has been nominated by a UB Chiropractic faculty member will be considered for this specialized training.  The Resident in Training will be required to apply successfully for appointment to the faculty as an adjunct faculty member.


The University of Bridgeport offers competitive salaries and benefits package. The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates may submit their CV/resume electronically or by mail and should include a letter of application.


Department of Human Resources

Chiropractic Resident

University of Bridgeport
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601


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