In order to receive the Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC), candidates must complete four academic years of doctorate-level education. For the first two years, this education largely mirrors medical school, with classes covering anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, neurology, pathology, radiology, and clinical diagnosis. The chiropractic education diverges from the medical education as they study adjustive techniques rather than pharmacology and surgery. Chiropractors must complete an internship and must also pass National Board Examinations prior to being licensed by the state. Chiropractors are required to maintain 24 hours of continuing education requirements necessary for annual license renewal. Today, Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed to practice in all 50 states and are the third largest group of health care providers, after physicians and dentists, who treat patients directly.
Dr. Brew’s Education
Dr. Brew began her education back in 1985 at California State University at Fullerton studying Communications and Music and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, as well as, a minor in Music in 1990. In 1997, she began her career in the field of health care studying over 1,000 hours of bodywork at The International Professional School of Bodywork and received her Holistic Health Practitioner’s license in 2001. During the years of 1997-2001, she worked in the field of chiropractic and bodywork while pursuing her prerequisites for chiropractic school. Dr. Brew graduated with academic honors from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in 2008. In 2023, she entered her 15th year of practice as a doctor of chiropractic.