New Chiropractic College Formed in Washington State

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New Chiropractic College Formed in Washington State

Enters Market During Turbulent Times

According to Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State for Washington, a new chiropractic college has been formed. According to the filing the purpose of the new school is:

"To train chiropractic students in the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic therapies and services."

The Articles of Incorporation list the following individuals as the Board of Directors:


  • Randy Baze DC - Chairman
  • Avery Martin DC- Board Member
  • Paul Reed DC - Board Member
  • Dana Clum DC - Board Member

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The new school forms during a turbulent time in higher education in general and chiropractic education specifically.

In terms of the Western portion of the United States both LIFE West and Palmer West have both made announcements about the future of their campuses and programs.

Earlier this year Palmer made the announcement that they were phasing out the College’s operations in San Jose, California. According to their press release they made the decision "with confidence that it is the right choice to ensure that the College founded 125 years ago will prosper for the next 125 years and beyond."

Claiming "unprecedented growth in enrollment at our Florida and Davenport campuses" Palmer asserts "This is a proactive business decision that has been made due to the escalation of the building lease, the high cost of living, the employment market, and the cost to deliver a world-class Palmer education in California."

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Meanwhile, obviously feeling a similar financial sting, LIFE West announced that while it will "keep a presence in Northern California", it has decided to sell the current building they occupy to a development company, with a 6-year leaseback.

According to a press release from LIFE West's President Ron Oberstein DC describing the reason for the sale he stated "Bottom line…the area is changing before our eyes at a rate no one thought was possible or anticipated."

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The new school in Washington state will no doubt compete for students with the University of Western States (UWS) in neighboring Oregon which has a program they call chiropractic - it is focused on primary care.  The school and its leaders have historically been anti-subluxation and have distanced itself from the conservative, traditional faction of the profession. It was an early lobbyist to change the chiropractic degree to a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree. It also went so far as to promote and lobby for the rights of chiropractors in Oregon to administer COVID vaccinations stating they would "do whatever is necessary" to make it happen.

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In 2019, Western States scored a victory in the Washington State Senate with Bill 5817 which was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee allowing senior chiropractic students from Western States in approved preceptor locations to administer chiropractic adjustments in the State of Washington.

The competition has apparently arrived.

McCoy Press