Episode 165 — New Zealand College of Chiropractic President Dr. Phil McMaster and a Panel Interview with 3 Chiropractic College Board of Regents/Trustees Members From 3 Different Schools


Title: New Zealand College of Chiropractic President Dr. Phil McMaster and a Panel Interview with 3 Chiropractic College Board of Regents/Trustees Members From 3 Different Schools

Episode Number: 165

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 07/14/13

Run Time: 108:19

Description:   As an episode with an “Educational Flair,” Dr. Thomas Lamar brings to the Spinal Column Radio microphones a panel interview with a group of chiropracTORS that have the unique task of governing chiropractic educational institutions: the Board of Regents/Trustees.  Join Lamar as he sits down to learn more with 3 different board members from 3 different chiropractic colleges: Dr. Ron Oberstein from Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Peter Kevorkian from Sherman College of Chiropractic, and Dr. Jay Handt.  Then, our New Zealand SCR Global Correspondent, Brian Lanoue, catches up with the newly appointed president of New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Dr. Phil McMaster.  Plus, chiro student Nathan Cashion joins us to tell us about his new podcast, Exploring Chiropractic, that looks to help the prechiropractic student “explore chiropractic” through conversational interviews with students attending the various chiropractic colleges that dot our planet.  And we get a lesson from profesSOR, Dr. Matthew McCoy, on subluxation research. (Chiropractic Board of Regents/Trustees panel interview recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Interview with Dr. Phil McMaster recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, June 2013).

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ON LOCATION in New Jersey

-22nd Anniversary-

Governing a TIC Education

Board of Regents/Trustees

Oberstein, Kevorkian, and Handt

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend


Chiro Board Regents - Trustees Panel Interview

Chiropractic Board of Regents-Trustees

Dr. Thomas Lamar sits down with three different board of regents/trustees members from three different chiropractic colleges — Dr. Ron Oberstein from LCCW, Dr. Peter Kevorkian from SCC, and Dr. Jay Handt from LU.

• Learn more about the Board:

– Ron Oberstein, DC

Life Chiropractic College West

– Dr. Oberstein’s other interview – SCR 126

– Peter Kevorkian, DC

Sherman College of Chiropractic

– Dr. Kevorkian’s other interviews – SCR 149 and SCR 154

– Jay Handt, DC

Life University

– Dr. Handt’s other interviews – SCR 035 and SCR 147


Brian Lanoue  SCR Correspondent


Down Under with Dr. Phil McMaster

Phil McMaster DC

Dr. Phil McMaster, NZCC president





Learn more about New Zealand College of Chiropractic

NZCC Website

NZCC Facebook Page



• Other Stuff Talked About on the Show:


• Learn more about New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends:NB logo

– Website: NBChiro.com

– Facebook Chiropractic Philosophy Fan Page

– Facebook Chiropractic Group page

– Facebook Chiropractic History Fan Page

Check out the New Beginnings Interview Archives!

Episode 002 — The Educational Makeup of a Chiropractor
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Title: The Educational Makeup of a Chiropractor

Episode Number: 002

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 01/15/2010

Run Time: 27:57

Description:  Ever wonder what it takes for a chiropractor to hang his or her shingle out?  And how does it compare to a medical doctor?  Dr. Lamar gives listeners a peak “under the hood” of the educational makeup of a chiropractor.

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Dr. Lamar’s chiropractic education newspaper article: “A Chiropractor’s Education Never Ends!

Washington State Health Professional Research Resource:  http://heal-wa.org/ As mandated by RCW 43.70.110.

Coulter, et al. A comparative study of chiropractic and medical education.” Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. Sep;4(5):64-75. 1998. (Here’s another summary of it).

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic curriculum.

Valahos K, Bond M. Knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine. May 2002:28-32.  (sorry, I can’t seem to find an abstract online to link to. Here is a listing of this article from the Austrialian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine, and here is an article written about the subject). [Update: My apologies, it seems that the “Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine” journal was a bogus journal – ghost written by a pharmaceutical company and not peer reviewed.  The subject matter of the article regarding inadequate musculoskeletal competency levels in graduating medical student was the real deal however.  Here is a link to another journal, the Irish Journal of Medical Science, (which is not bogus) that reviews the same subject].

Taylor, et al. Interpretation of abnormal lumbosacral spine radiographs. A test comparing students, clinicians, radiology residents, and radiologists in medicine and chiropractic.  Spine. May 1995. 15;20(10):1147-53.

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