WSCA Board Members Visit San Jose Campus

Palmer College’s San Jose Campus recently hosted a visit by a delegation of Washington State Chiropractic Assn. (WSCA) Board members and district representatives.

WSCA VISIT-JULY 31, 2014

Board members of the Washington State Chiropractic Assn. (WSCA) ventured to Palmer’s San Jose Campus on July 31 for meetings with administrators, faculty, students and staff.

The WSCA’s decision to visit the two Bay Area chiropractic colleges (including Life West) was motivated by the goal of learning more about each school, through campus tours; meetings with faculty, staff and students; and getting a first-hand look at the collective academic, clinical and extracurricular components of each program.

During their visit to Palmer’s San Jose Campus, the WSCA delegation enjoyed morning refreshments while getting a chance to meet and speak (via video-conference) with Palmer College Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., followed by a series of presentations by members of the San Jose Campus faculty and administration, tours of the campus, and a special catered lunch, before departing to LCCW.

In addition to Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., president of Palmer’s San Jose Campus, other speakers included: Dr. Robert Cooperstein, D.C. (technique and research); Dr. Scott Snow, D.C. (chiropractic philosophy); Dr. Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBR, dean of San Jose Campus Academic Affairs (diagnosis/clinical management and overview of business and practice-development courses); and Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., dean of Clinics (overview of clinical educational programs, including campus and outreach clinics, as well as Palmer’s VA/DoD internship program).

Dr. Ronald Wilcox, D.C., a 1989 graduate of Palmer's San Jose Campus, enjoyed touring the campus with fellow WSCA Board members, and reminiscing with Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., SJ Campus president ('84 alumnus), and Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose Campus dean of Clinics ('90 alumnus).

Dr. Ronald Wilcox, D.C. (center), a 1989 graduate of Palmer’s San Jose Campus, enjoyed touring the campus with fellow WSCA Board members, and reminiscing with Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., San Jose Campus president (’84 alumnus), and Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose Campus dean of Clinics (’90 alumnus).

Through presentations by members of the Palmer College and San Jose Campus administration, and meetings with other members of the campus community, WSCA guests were able to enjoy a first-hand perspective on how Palmer has earned its status as “The trusted leader in chiropractic education.”

“Palmer College provides a unique educational experience that prepares our graduates to serve their patients with compassion and confidence as ‘the primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being’,” said Dr. Meeker.

“Spending an extended period of time on our campus provided the WSCA delegation an opportunity see examples of the many ways that Palmer is committed to student success, through programs that focus on individual student attention, while also advancing the profession overall – and only Palmer College has the resources to do both.”