University of Western Statesformerly Western States Chiropractic College
2900 N.E. 132nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97230
Offering a graduate level Doctor of Chiropractic program, University of Western States (UWS) has earned an enviable reputation for its visionary and successful teaching/curriculum and its spectacular location.
Western States is the cutting edge of chiropractic: in scientific research, evidence-based practice, coordination with other mainstream health care providers, and in preparing chiropractic physicians to flourish in the new millennium. At UWS you will enjoy early hands-on clinical experience, close working relationships with your teachers and laboratory assistants, and important opportunities to explore models of "integrated care" with doctors of chiropractic and medicine.
Western States offers exactly what you need to succeed and grow in your profession and in the effective and responsible care of patients. Scroll through our WebPages and learn of our nearly 100 years of service, our commitment to academic excellence, and our vision of the future. Together we can make a difference in quality health care.
UWS will fully prepare you for licensure in any of the 50 United States and all 10 Canadian Provinces, as well as for practice in most countries of the world. We monitor all licensing board requirements to ensure that our curriculum is always current, comprehensive, and relevant. UWS students and graduates consistently perform at the highest level on all parts of the U.S. National and Canadian Board exams. Our scores are posted on our WebPages for you to inspect.
Through classroom, lab, and clinical work, your professional skills will grow-and so will your confidence. Western States offers specific career assistance in patient/practice management courses (taught by practicing doctors of chiropractic) where you'll learn the realities of running your business affairs. Our alumni can put you in touch with a network of UWS graduates to help you in the transition from school to working world.
Chiropractic is often thought of as a private practice, but as a UWS graduate your career options will be many and varied. You may become part of a group practice with a team of chiropractors. You may join a multi-disciplinary clinic, working with specialists. You may teach, or conduct clinical research. New opportunities emerge every year.
In whichever practice you choose you will find many satisfactions. Earning a good living is just part. For many UWS graduates the satisfaction of using one's hands and mind to solve a patient's problem and help him or her live a healthier, happier life is their greatest reward.
The Pacific Northwest
UWS students agree: living and studying in the great Northwest is a wonderful experience. Portland nestles among green hills and sparkling rivers, its downtown is a collection of bridges, cafes, fountains and parks. The climate is mild and our summers are dazzling. Winter drizzles never stop anyone. An hour or two outside the city you can windsurf and kayak in the scenic Columbia Gorge, hike the Pacific Crest Trail, or beachcomb along the coast. You can ski majestic Mt. Hood all year long.
You will find symphony, ballet, opera, art museums, and dozens of theaters, galleries, bookstores, churches, and music spots. The food of the Northwest is legendary, and Portland has a growing selection of topnotch restaurants. The city itself is a model of good management and enjoys an excellent public transportation system. If you have a family it is a healthful, exciting place for everyone of every age to enjoy life to its fullest.
Without question you'll work hard at Western States. The curriculum is demanding and time-consuming. But we are blessed with the perfect location for the well-rounded and health-conscious student to find time to play.
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