About the Starting Into Practice Program
The Starting Into Practice program is an endless source of helpful information and materials for chiropractic students. This didn’t happen overnight. Instead, the program has evolved over the last several decades as the needs of students changed.
A Look Back
In the early 1990’s, NCMIC leaders recognized that chiropractic students needed to learn more about the business and management aspects of practicing. (Understandably, the colleges were more focused on the clinical portion than the business perspective of practice.) We wanted to help fill this void.
We created a program, Managing Your Practice. At that time, it was an 8-hour program, broken into several topics, including business, banking, location, staff, and ethical office procedures.
Over the years, chiropractic colleges and universities added more business education. To create something more meaningful that didn’t duplicate the educational institutions’ curricula, we evolved as well. We developed our current Starting Into Practice program, featuring flexible workshops on campus and support through a variety of web resources.
We continually look for ways we can help DCs be successful ? from the very beginning.
NCMIC supports chiropractic students through a variety of educational programs and school events:
Starting into Practice Workshop – Our interactive Starting Into Practice Workshop brings contemporary issues relating to the business side of chiropractic into the classroom.
Risk Management Seminars – Students learn how malpractice insurance defends and protects a DC’s reputation. We also cover common mistakes made by established doctors and real-life malpractice cases.
Vendor Days and Homecomings – We enjoy visiting with students whenever we’re on campus for these events.
Bucks for Boards Scholarships – NCMIC understands the time, dedication and financial commitment it takes to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. To support these efforts, we offer Bucks for Boards — scholarships designed to help with the cost of board exams. We award scholarships to 50 students, four times during the year. Winners are drawn from students who enter each entry period.
Ambassador Program – This program is a leadership opportunity for chiropractic students. NCMIC ambassadors promote the Starting Into Practice Program on their school campuses. In exchange, they receive a monthly stipend, work with and learn from industry professionals, enjoy networking opportunities and more. Two ambassadors from each school are selected; they serve 12-month terms. View this year's ambassadors.
NCMIC was founded in 1946 by chiropractors, to offer malpractice insurance to chiropractors. While we continue to offer this valuable coverage, we are also committed to helping DCs in countless other ways. We are proud champions for the entire profession.
We support state and national chiropractic associations, and provide funding for research and education. We strive to help all DCs do more.
Learn more about NCMIC (www.ncmic.com).