Dr. Casey Rogers, a member of the first graduating class of Keiser University’s College of Chiropractic Medicine (KUCCM) recently requested and obtained a State of Florida gubernatorial proclamation for National Chiropractic Health Month in Florida. To view the proclamation, please visit here.
Currently serving as a chiropractic resident at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, Rogers recognizes the significance of such declarations. “Proclamations such as this aid in community outreach and cognizance of the chiropractic profession and associated benefits,” he said.
Initially drawn to the chiropractic profession because of its ‘non-pharmaceutical and physical rehabilitative methodology’ Rogers chose the KUCCM program due to the university’s evidence-based approach to healthcare implementation. As part of the program, he participated in a clinical training opportunity at The Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Miami’s Health District, which includes Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. He was awarded his degree in January 2020.
When asked how he prepared for his current position at one of only 10 VA residencies in the field nationwide, Rogers shared that Keiser University’s curriculum helped to set him aside from other students and recent graduates. “The rigorous and comprehensive chiropractic program and curriculum prepared me for a highly competitive process to reach this goal, contending against other students and recent graduates nationally. The program also prepared me for the complexities that chiropractic physicians face in a multi-disciplinary, integrative, hospital setting,” he said.
National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps to raise public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness.
The Keiser University Doctor of Chiropractic program consists of ten semesters of study which are completed over 40 months. It combines traditional lectures with small group learning opportunities, weekly conferences and seminars, laboratory and experiential sessions, and clinical training opportunities at a number of sites. All coursework includes case-based relevancy for chiropractic practice as a portal-of-entry profession dedicated to excellence in spine care.