Additional Eligibility Requirements for Application
In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements, there are other criteria that determine eligibility for Fellowship. These are not mutually exclusive of the above minimum criteria. Candidates are accepted for Fellowship based upon demonstration of meeting the minimum eligibility requirements and a combination of the following additional criteria. Successful candidates will have demonstrated achievement in at least three of these criteria:
Demonstration of sustained commitment or contributions to excellence in chiropractic practice (mandatory). In fulfilling this criterion, it is expected that the level of demonstrated contribution reflects commitment and excellence in chiropractic practice. The candidate must provide sufficient documentation that a level of excellence has been achieved through sustained contributions to the advancement of chiropractic practice. The following may be submitted as evidence that the candidate has a record of contributions to excellence in chiropractic practice:
- Development, implementation, or enhancement of systems or programs that resulted in an improved level of practice; or
- Conceptualization of new or improved practice methods and models; or
- Examples of sustained achievement in providing patient care services; or
- Research that made a positive impact on chiropractic practice.
Since it is recognized that these factors are not the exclusive basis upon which to determine excellence, other evidence that addresses this criterion will be considered.
Contribution to the total body of knowledge in chiropractic practice (optional). The following may be submitted as evidence that the candidate has a record of contributing to the total body of knowledge in chiropractic practice:
- Publication of scientific or professional papers on relevant topics of chiropractic in refereed journals (coauthor is acceptable); or
- Publication of a textbook or several chapters in a textbook(s) on some relevant aspect of chiropractic.
Involvement in and commitment to educating practitioners and others (mandatory). Each candidate must be actively involved in educational programs. The following may be submitted as evidence that the candidate has met the criteria:
- Making presentations to healthcare practitioners at national, regional or state educational conferences; or
- Precepting students; or
- Mentoring staff; or
- Educating the public.
Demonstration of active involvement and leadership in CalChiro (mandatory). Candidate must support the profession as evidenced by a record of consistent and active involvement and leadership in CalChiro. Some examples of activities in which a candidate may have participated are as follows:
- Served as an elected official of CalChiro; or
- Served as an elected CalChiro delegate or appointed member of an CalChiro committee, task force, or ad hoc group; or
- Served as a sustained volunteer leader in other significant CalChiro activities and programs; or
- Served as an elected official within CalChiro district affiliates.