The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) is a signatory to the International Chiropractic Education Collaboration Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education Position Statement, joining 12 institutions around the world.
The statement, originally formulated as a collaborative effort among several European chiropractic institutions and one in South Africa was formally released at the 2015 scientific meeting of the World Federation of Chiropractic in Athens, and updated in 2017. The statement was developed as a way to provide a cohesive view of how, in the interest of the welfare of the patient, chiropractic education should be of the highest quality and founded on the principles of evidence-based care, with curricula that is responsive to changing patient, societal and community needs and expectations within a modern health care system.
After years of consideration and deliberation, the final decision to move forward into joining this collaborative effort was unanimously approved by CMCC’s Board of Governors’ in October 2018.
Board of Governors’ Chair Dr. Rahim Karim spoke for the Board in noting that the group felt it was timely to make CMCC’s educational position clear regarding the alignment of the curriculum, research efforts and model of care with the institution’s continued emphasis upon evidence-based and patient-centred care.
CMCC President Dr. David Wickes stated of this important milestone, that “declaring our support for the Position Statement will better enable us to attract the best students and faculty, and to strengthen and build trust with the public, partners and communities we serve.”