The Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
The Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic - Comments and Student Experiences|
Admissions staff may be nice, but they are not knowledgeable. My tour guide at the time of my first visit was a current student that sounded scripted from what the admissions staff wanted them to say.
It's expensive for what it is. Because it's clear they don't put your tuition money back into the school, unless it means assemblies and food. The only thing student services does is come up with a reason to bring food in so the staff can fill up their own refrigerators. Please don't make the same mistake I did. Go to Logan or Life.
IF YOU HAVE ANY RESERVATIONS AT ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING AT SHERMAN, GET OUT NOW WHILE YOUR DEBT IS SMALLER. DO NOT WASTE ANOTHER DAY AT THAT PLACE.
I can tell you first hand that once you graduate you will be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. I have interviewed for assosiate positions with so many crack-pots, and with so many people that expect you to instantly adopt thier way of thinking, or rather the way they have been told to run a practice by thier practice management guru. One guy told me upfront that i would be expected to join them in their morning devotionals, and that he would tell me what church to attend, since he had moved churches quite frequently in the town and we had to pick one where we could effectively market for new patients.
My current job is at a PI mill, where the potential to make money is much higher, but you leave feeling morally compromised every day. You say Oh i won't do PI, Ill rely on commercial insurance patients. Newsflash folks, guess what my avarage reimbursement for a commercial insurance patient is after they have paid co-pay....2-3 dollars....thats it.
They fill you head with all kinda bullshit at Sherman, but what they dont tell you is that to really be successful in chiropractic these days, you must be willing to not only accept a line of bullshit, you must be willing to sell it to the general public. All of you having issues with Sherman need to realize that your issues lie with Chiropractic as a whole. It is an increasingly marginalized segment of health care that is fighting for its life, one practice at a time. You will not get a "regular" job, with a regular salary, you will likely not have paid health benefits, you will not have a retirement plan, or often even a 401K to contribute to. You may finish sherman, and get through the insanely expensive board process, you may pay the money to get licensed somewhere and yes you may even make money. Those of you who do, will be the exception, not the rule. I have been lucky enough to find a job that has allowed me to feel somewhat more stable, but I am still taking the MCAT and applying to medical school as soon as possible. If you feel bad about sherman now, get out of the finacial aid check line and do the same thing for yourself before you owe your souls for a lie.
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