Dr Eric Chun Pu Chu speaks to the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) at Life University on the PEAK program of Asia: The PEAK (Practice, Excellence, Art and Knowledge) program is a program designed to allow senior interns to complete their clinic requirements under the direction of the extension faculty.
The doctor has qualified to become a Life University Extension Faculty member has to complete the requirements and CPR exam, and serves as a mentor to help the intern not only develop clinically, but also prepare to make the transition from school to practice.
The PEAK Program is for student interns in their 13th or 14th quarters of study, in good academic standing and having passed the 12th quarter OSCE exam. The student intern works with the PEAK Doctor to provide patient care and fulfill other assignments given by the PEAK Doctor. Students are a participating team member of the clinic and a valuable part of the practice team. Interns perform history examinations, diagnoses and X-rays; provide chiropractic adjustments; and complete a Learning Objective Worksheet each week.
This experience allows the intern to gain valuable insights into the nuances of running a profitable practice and the rewards of providing quality chiropractic care. The PEAK Doctor acts as a mentor to the intern, helping to bridge the gap between the classroom, the college clinic and private practice. In many cases, the PEAK Doctor is not only a facilitator in the student intern’s development, but also becomes a lifelong mentor.