Campus’s Partnership with Chiropractic Center Benefits Both Students and Center
Jul 10, 2012
The Lynchburg Campus has an invaluable partnership with Central Virginia Chiropractic Center that has benefited students in the medical programs in many ways. Dr. Darlene Holland of the chiropractic center has been a long-standing partner with National College, offering employment and externship opportunities to students in the medical programs since 1989. She has also participated in mock interviews with students helping them to gain insight into what a job interview with a physician can be like.
Dr. Holland recently met with Director of Health Care Education Sue Coleman and Campus Director Bill Baker to discuss ways to raise awareness for National Scoliosis Month. She provided Sue with information that would help students in their understanding of this medical condition.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine and affects approximately 10 million people including children. Most people with scoliosis are not diagnosed until the disease becomes pronounced, which is usually when curvature of the spine becomes obvious or a patient is plagued with back pain. Sue tied this information into the curriculum in her Anatomy class last week as students studied a chapter on bones and muscles. “It was really nice to have some information about scoliosis from Dr. Holland to incorporate into the material,” said Sue.
Currently, medical assisting student Kelly Meyer is working with Dr. Holland and the chiropractic office as an assistant. She is planning to begin her externship there next term. Dr. Holland has been a continuous advocate of National graduates. Partnerships such as this are an incredible value to the campus community, as well as the community at large.
Director of Health Care Education Sue Coleman (left) and Campus Director Bill Baker (right) met with Dr. Darlene Holland of Central Virginia Chiropractic and brought back information about the disease to the campus.