Practice, Excellence, Art and Knowledge
The PEAK program is a program designed to allow senior interns to complete their clinic requirements under the direction of an off-campus doctor. The doctor has qualified to become a Life University Extension Faculty member and serves as a mentor to help the intern not only develop clinically, but also prepare to make the transition from school to practice.
The PEAK Program is for student interns in their 13th or 14th quarters of study, in good academic standing and having passed the 12th quarter OSCE exam. Doctors of Chiropractic are credentialed through an application process to become a PEAK Doctor. The student intern works with the PEAK Doctor to provide patient care and fulfill other assignments given by the PEAK Doctor. Students are a participating team member of the clinic and a valuable part of the practice team. Interns perform history examinations, diagnoses and X-rays; provide chiropractic adjustments; and complete a Learning Objective Worksheet each week.
We have PEAK Clinics not only in Georgia, but also in 29 other states. One thing that sets our private practice experience apart from many other schools is that our students are able to not just observe, but actually adjust in all of our PEAK offices. In a private practice, our students hone their patient care skills by caring for and adjusting real-world patients. They also learn many details of real-life practice, such as front and back office procedures that work and how to manage a private practice.
In many other programs, student interns mostly just observe a practice. This is clearly not the case in the Life University PEAK Program. This experience allows the intern to gain valuable insights into the nuances of running a profitable practice and the rewards of providing quality chiropractic care. The PEAK Doctor acts as a mentor to the intern, helping to bridge the gap between the classroom, the college clinic and private practice. In many cases, the PEAK Doctor is not only a facilitator in the student intern’s development, but also becomes a lifelong mentor.
P.E.A.K.* – International
Students in 13th and 14th quarters of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Life University are eligible for participation. Current locations include: Sweden, Argentina, Singapore, Ghana, Peru, The Netherlands, and China.
We have a Life University sponsored clinic. Chiropractic is still in its infancy in China and Life University is making a huge impact in shaping the future of Chiropractic in this very large country.
As you can see, each of our locations provide an excellent and unique opportunity for our students. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a meeting to discuss specifics, please let me know; I will be happy to help!
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information regarding International Clinic Programs, please contact Dr. John Markham, Executive Director of Level III Clinic Programs, 770-792-6100 John.Markham@LIFE.edu.