Interns join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

July 13, 2020

Twenty-eight interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program.

The most recent class of interns joining the Chiropractic Health Center includes the following:

Andrew Adkins
Coraliz Aponte-Quintana
Cynthia Baker
William Rivers Bedenbaugh
Suzzanne Mabel Candelaria-Pérez
Alysia Campos
Johansen Cruz Sola
Christian Fuentes Nevarez
Travis Gearhart
Heather Hart
Guiliano Gonzalez
Justin Lynch
Susie Hall
Donald Hamilton
Malori Mattimore
Caroline Miller
Guilmarie Mercado Torres
Joshua Papineau
Daniel Perez Baez
Blasé Parkinson
Grace Rosa
Maria Sanabria Laureano
Yeray Sierra
Layda Santiago Del Valle
Aaron Tolbert
Stephanie Vazquez Ruiz
Dakota Vance
Isabel Velez

The teaching environment at the Health Center, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation. Because the clinic serves the public, residents in Upstate South Carolina experience excellent chiropractic care at affordable prices through approximately 25,000 patient visits per year.

“Sherman students transitioning into their clinical internship at the Health Center are well prepared to deliver quality and effective care to our patients and neighbors in the greater Spartanburg area,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P. “These students are the future of the chiropractic profession. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Sherman College Health Center, we are proud and excited to welcome this newest class of chiropractic interns.”

In the clinical phase of the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College, interns practice every aspect of patient care, including case histories, physical and spinal examinations, x-ray, diagnosis, report of findings, chiropractic adjustments and case management. Interns are encouraged to work with the research department to advance the profession with evidence-based study; they also complete remaining clinical and business courses.

The chiropractic internship also gives these senior students the opportunity to participate in community events, both in the Health Center and off campus – including spinal screenings, health fairs, school visits, and more – to help them build communication, leadership and community relations skills so they are well prepared for practice following graduation.


For more information about Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center, visit