About the Starting Into Practice Program

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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.

Student Programs

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

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).

SIP Ambassador Spotlight

Meet the 2020-2021 Starting Into Practice® (SIP) Ambassadors!

CLEVELAND UNIVERSITY — KANSAS CITY

Regan Daniel
Junior Ambassador

Nate Bubak
Junior Ambassador

LIFE CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE WEST

Diana Tapnio
Junior Ambassador

Brandi Babbitt
Senior Ambassador

LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Latoya White
Junior Ambassador

Amanda Rose
Junior Ambassador

Sarah Schumacher
Junior Ambassador

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES — Lombard CAMPUS

Ioana Manahilova
Senior Ambassador

Rameda Lee
Senior Ambassador

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES — FLORIDA CAMPUS

Jade Woodruff
Junior Ambassador

Ian Le
Senior Ambassador

Joshua Richardson
Senior Ambassador

NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

Brian Morris
Senior Ambassador

Jessica Morris
Senior Ambassador

PARKER UNIVERSITY

Adam Browning
Junior Ambassador

Camille Faircloth
Senior Ambassador

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Samantha Adams
Junior Ambassador

Katy Fowler
Senior Ambassador

TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE

Daniel Caraway
Senior Ambassador

UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT

Magaly Rojas
Senior Ambassador

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN STATES

Sierra Zinke
Junior Ambassador

Leah Dash
Senior Ambassador

Becoming a successful chiropractor takes more than great clinical skills. To help you with the Business side of chiropractic, be sure to visit StartingIntoPractice.com.

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