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NYCC Chiropractic Radiologists make history

Seneca Falls, New York: Two New York Chiropractic College assistant professors recently earned clinical teaching privileges in the nation’s veteran’s hospital system. Jean-Nicolas Poirier, DC, DACBR, CCPS and Chad Warshel, DC, DACBR are the first chiropractic radiologists to have received credentialing by the United States Veteran Affairs system to teach radiology to chiropractic students and residents enrolled in a Masters of Science Degree in Diagnostic Imaging residency. At the Canandaigua Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Poirier and Warshel will work with chiropractic doctors and review radiological images of their patients with NYCC interns and NYCC diagnostic imaging residents. Their appointments, which became effective in November, are for two years. They plan on beginning their work at the VA within a few weeks. At NYCC, Dr. Poirier is director of the Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program and Dr. Warshel is an assistant professor in the department of Chiropractic Clinical Sciences. Both are expert chiropractic radiologists and provide imaging interpretation for practicing Doctors of Chiropractic through the college’s clinical radiology service. This new arrangement will enhance the radiological experience of NYCC interns and residents by increasing the variety of conditions seen by the students using multiple advanced imaging modalities. NYCC has the highest number of academic affiliations of any chiropractic college in the nation and is the first to credential chiropractic radiologists, affording students the chance to train with them at a VA facility. “It’s an incredible opportunity to review diverse imaging and assist in the education of our students,” Warshel said.The Canandaigua VA Medical Center, part of VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York, is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, 30 miles southeast of Rochester in Canandaigua, New York. Located on 150 acres, the facility maintains 14 patient care buildings. Providing inpatient and outpatient care to veterans living in upstate New York since 1933, the Medical Center provides numerous health care programs and services. NYCC is recognized as a leading institution for the education and training of integrative and natural health care professionals and academicians. NYCC students consistently score above the U.S. average on the U.S. Chiropractic Board Exams, and score well on the Canadian Chiropractic Board Exams. Career innovations include exciting new programs in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, such as the M.S.A. (Master of Science in Acupuncture), M.S.A.O.M. (Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), M.S.A.C.N. (Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition), M.S.C.A. (Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy), M.S.D.I. (Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging), and the B.P.S. (Bachelor of Professional Studies With Major in Life Sciences). For further information, please visit www.nycc.edu.

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