Northwestern Health Sciences University Student selected for VA Residency Program

May 16, 2014

Kate Craig, DC, an April 2014 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, has been selected for a chiropractic residency at the St. Louis VA Healthcare System. The position is one of five around the country in the newly created VA Chiropractic Care Residency Program.

This is the first year of the VA Chiropractic Residency Program. The program will provide post graduate training to prepare chiropractors for advanced practice, working in an interdisciplinary environment. Depending on the location, residents may do rotations in primary care, extended care, physical medicine and rehab, pain clinic, interdisciplinary pain rehab, spinal cord injury/dysfunction, neurology and radiology.

Dr. Craig is eager to be part of an integrated care team providing chiropractic care needed by many veterans. “It is cost effective, non-invasive and proven through evidence-based research, to help reduce some of the most common complaints seen by primary care physicians.” She is looking forward to the chance to connect with other health care providers, learn from them, and help teach them about chiropractic.

“I am beyond excited for this opportunity,” says Dr. Craig. “Chiropractors have the tools to help a lot of patients, and are an asset to the health care system.”

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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