Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Macquarie University to Scuttle Chiropractic Program

Focus Now on Medical School & Hospital

Macquarie University recently announced that it was actively seeking to transfer its chiropractic education program to a new institution. The announcement cited its recent major strategic investments in research-intensive areas of biomedical science and engineering. Stating that they have recently invested significantly in a postgraduate medical school and a state-of-the-art private hospital and they want to focus their efforts on supporting those initiatives with their teaching and research.

The announcement made a point to state that their "...chiropractic area does not meet our requirements from a research-intensive perspective, we believe our chiropractic degrees to be of the highest teaching quality . . ."

All five Australian chiropractic programs are part of a university and are basically departments within them. Such arrangments tend to bring budgetary rivalry and university wide politics.

One wonders how much the skeptics have to do with this situation. The "friends of science" have been very active in calling out universities that have chiropractic programs.

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