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NBCE Elects Three New Members To Their Board of Directors

 

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Greeley, CO — The NBCE is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the NBCE Board of Directors. The vote occurred on Friday, April 24th during the NBCE Annual Meeting, which was hosted virtually this year due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. State delegates elected a District IV Director during the meeting. Immediately following the meeting, the Board filled two At-Large seats and elected officers.

The NBCE Board of Directors consists of five District Directors elected by state delegates, two Directors appointed by the FCLB, and four At-Large Directors elected by the Board. District Directors are elected for a three-year term, may run for re-election, and can serve in the position for no more than nine years. At-Large Directors serve two-year terms, may run for re-election, and can serve in the position for no more than eight years.

District IV Director

Jason Jaeger, D.C. of Nevada was elected by state delegates as the District IV Director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. District IV includes the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Dr. Jaeger graduated from the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) in 2000. He has previously served as a board member for both the Nevada Chiropractic Physicians Regulatory Board as well as the Nevada Chiropractic Association. Currently he serves as Nevada’s alternate delegate to the International Chiropractors Association. He is a Certified Fellow and Instructor in the technique of Chiropractic Biophysics and is the developer of the Universal Tractioning System. Dr. Jaeger is licensed to practice chiropractic in Nevada, Arizona, and California, and is proud to bring his experience and knowledge to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

At-Large Directors

Margaret Freihaut, D.C. of Missouri was elected by the Board of Directors as an At-Large Director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Freihaut graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1979 and is the owner and director of Fenton Family Chiropractic. She currently serves as President of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and also serves as the chiropractic member of the Acupuncture Advisory Board in Missouri. She participated in Part IV testing as an examiner for more than six years and is entering her third year as Chief Examiner. She has also taken part in the Part III and Part IV test committees held at NBCE headquarters. Dr. Freihaut’s experience as a leader and active participant in the chiropractic profession for the majority of her career will be a valued addition to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

 

Jason Young, D.C. of Oregon was elected by the Board of Directors as an At-Large Director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Young graduated from the University of Western States in 2007 and manages a successful solo practice in Corvallis, Oregon. He has served two three-year terms as a member of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, with two years as President, and is also the chiropractor for the Oregon State University Athletic Department. He has served as an examiner for the Part IV exam and has taken part in the Part III and Part IV test committees held at NBCE headquarters. Dr. Young is the second Black chiropractor to serve as a member of the NBCE Board of Directors. As a representative of minority populations serving at the highest levels of leadership within the chiropractic profession, he is passionate about the need to make chiropractic care more available to underserved populations.

 

Board Officers

Daniel M. Côté, D.C. was re-elected for a one-year term as the President of the NBCE.

Leroy Otto, D.C. was re-elected for a one-year term as Vice President of the NBCE.

Farrel I. Grossman, D.C. was elected for a one-year term as Treasurer of the NBCE.

Michael Fedorczyk, D.C. was re-elected for a one-year term as Secretary of the NBCE.

 

Headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession, with the mission of ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in several international countries.

For more information, please contact Max Russell, Public Relations Coordinator at mrussell@nbce.org or 970-356-9100, extension 119.

NBCE Announces the Winners of the 2019 Student Scholarship

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Greeley, CO. – The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners has announced the four winners of their Annual Student Scholarship Competition. Each winner received $2,500 for their outstanding scholarly papers for a total of $10,000 offered in academic scholarships.

 

2019 NBCE Scholarship Winners

Elizabeth BoomhowerNew York Chiropractic College

“What Role Chiropractors Could Have in Smoking Cessation”

Sarah Elizabeth UptmorSouthern California University of Health Sciences

“Raising the Bar with Research Informed Clinical Practice”

Sarah SaxtonNew York Chiropractic College

“Physical Touch and Mental Health: How Chiropractic Can Aid in the Reduction of Anxiety and Depression”

Huxlande PetignyLogan University

“What is Medicare?”

 

To be considered eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a US, Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited chiropractic program. College registrars must confirm the student’s enrollment and that they are in good academic standing in their program. Each essay must be original and between 1,200 and 3,000 words, not including references. Topics must be relevant to the chiropractic practice.

The scholarship program is administered by an independent third party, Brighthall, Inc., with President Dr. Claire Johnson leading the review and selection process. Scholarship winners can choose to submit their essays for a peer review process, and if accepted, will be published in The Journal of Chiropractic Humanities.

Headquartered in Greeley, CO. the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession, with the mission of ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in several international countries.

For more information, please contact Max Russell, Public Relations Coordinator at mrussell@nbce.org or 970-356-9100, extension 119.

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NBCE Hosts the 17th Annual Student Leadership Forum

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Greeley, CO. – The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) hosted their annual Student Leadership Forum on January 24 – 25, 2020. Leaders from national student chiropractic associations as well as chiropractic college representatives from across the country met at the Greeley headquarters.

During the two-day forum, students saw presentations from NBCE leadership regarding the importance of valid, fair, and standardized testing to students, colleges, and state boards; development of written exam content; Part IV evidence-informed testing and other innovations; relationships with state boards; the scoring process and analysis; and the cost of standardized testing. Friday ended with an opportunity to hear from students on how to better serve chiropractic candidates across the country.

Saturday’s activities included an outreach presentation and a leadership development workshop delivered by Dr. Daniel Côté, President of the NBCE; Dr. Karlos Boghosian, President of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards; and Dr. Norman Ouzts, Chief Executive Officer of the NBCE.

 

Student American Black Chiropractic Association

Aaron Vinson, National Student Representative

Life University – Marietta, GA

Student American Chiropractic Association

Celeste Holder, National Vice Chair

University of Bridgeport – Bridgeport, CT

Student International Chiropractic Association

Kelly Kimball, National Student Representative

Palmer College of Chiropractic – Davenport, IA

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

Taylor Boyd, National Student Representative

Palmer College of Chiropractic – Davenport, IA

 

College Representatives

Aya Rowe                              Cleveland University – Overland Parks, KS

Nicolette Homes                  Logan University – Chesterfield, MO

Megan McNett                     National University of Health Sciences – Lombard, IL

Ashley Williams                   New York Chiropractic College – Seneca Falls, NY

Jessica Morris                       Northwestern Health Sciences University – Bloomington, MN

Austin Moon                         Palmer College of Chiropractic – Port Orange, FL

Jessica Geis                           Parker University – Dallas, TX

Christopher Demczar         Sherman College of Chiropractic – Spartanburg, SC

 

Headquartered in Greeley, CO. the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession, with the mission of ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in several international countries.

For more information, please contact Max Russell, Public Relations Coordinator at mrussell@nbce.org or 970-356-9100, extension 119.

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 901 54th Avenue, Greeley, CO

 

Historic Second Year in a Row with No Exam Fee Increase

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Greeley, CO. – The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners decided that no fee increase will be applied to their exams in 2020. This is the second year in a row that the NBCE exam fees have remained the same and for the first time, since the NBCE was established in 1963, that fees have not increased for two years running.

The decision was made during the NBCE Fall Board of Directors Meeting hosted in Miami, Florida. At the meeting, the board examined the effect of cost savings measures implemented over the last two years. Thanks to efficient planning and execution, the board will maintain current fees for the series of exams the NBCE provides.

NBCE examinations are offered at chiropractic colleges and testing sites in the United States and in several foreign countries. Candidates must pass all four pre-licensure exams prior to becoming licensed doctors of chiropractic, while the post-licensure exams provide additional insights into a licensed chiropractor’s knowledge, suitability, and skillset.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, the NBCE is a non-profit testing organization ensuring professional competency in chiropractic skills through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in several international countries.

For more information, please contact Max Russell, Public Relations Coordinator at mrussell@nbce.org or 970-356-9100, extension 119.

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NBCE Mourns the Passing of Dr. Carroll H. Winkler

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Greeley, CO.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners has learned of the passing of Dr. Carroll H. Winkler (1929-2019), who served on the board of directors from 1991-1995. 

Dr. Winkler’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on April 16, at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Bismarck, North Dakota. Dr. Winkler is the father of Dr. Carol J. Winkler who practiced alongside her father in the Bismarck area. Dr. Winkler’s daughter, Carol, currently serves on the NBCE board, making her the first second-generation member of the NBCE board. 

Dr. Carroll H. Winkler was a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1950 and completed post-graduate courses in chiropractic orthopedics, roentgenology, and the Gonstead technique. His devotion to the field of chiropractic included many years as a member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association (NDCA), where he served as president and as a member of the Legislative Committee. Dr. Winkler was inducted into the NDCA Hall of Fame in 1989. 

Dr. Winkler’s service included two five-year terms on the North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners, a term as president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and as a trustee of Northwestern College of Chiropractic.  

NBCE President Dr. Salvatore LaRusso praised Dr. Winkler’s contributions saying, “Dr. Winkler’s service came at a time of rapid growth of the NBCE as the organization moved into its current facilities, succeeded in expanding the usage of Part III, and began laying the groundwork for the introduction of the Part IV Practical Exam in 1996. We salute his long-time contributions to chiropractic.”

Please sign the guestbook and share memories at www.dawiseperry.com. Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan, ND. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Scottish Rite Help Center and Lutheran Church of the Cross.

 

NBCE Hosts 2019 Students Leadership Forum

NBCE Hosts 2019 Student Leadership Forum

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Greeley, Colo.The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) hosted its 16th annual student leadership forum on January 25-26, 2019. This year’s participants included three national student organizations, two scholarship winners from the 2018 NBCE Essay Competition, and representatives of five additional chiropractic colleges.

NBCE Vice President Dr. Steven Conway welcomed students, praising their academic excellence as well as their commitment to leadership in the chiropractic profession. During the forum, NBCE staff updated attendees on the science behind the development and administration of written and practical exams, the cost of exams, the importance of standardized exams, and the psychometrics of the scoring process. While participating in a structured focus group, student leaders gave feedback to the NBCE about their unique experiences with applications, exam administration and security, and score reporting. This information will be used to improve communications, websites, and the application and testing services provided to examinees.

Chief Leadership Architect with the Authentic Leadership Group and NBCE Treasurer Dr. John Nab presented the Saturday enrichment program entitled, “Lead Now.” He acknowledged that, “the toughest person to lead is always yourself.” With this principle in mind, Dr. Nab led the group in defining leadership, identifying key traits of leaders, and outlining steps to develop their leadership styles. For more information about the presentation: https://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/johnnab

Leadership Forum attendees included:

Student American Black Chiropractic Association

  • Chohnice Daniels, National Student Rep., Logan College of Chiropractic

Student American Chiropractic Association

  • Kaelyn Mead, National Communications Committee Chair, Logan College of Chiropractic

Student International Chiropractic Association

  • Raymond Kociolek, National Student Representative, Palmer College of Chiropractic

College Representatives

  • Michele Bahadoor, Life West Chiropractic College
  • Brian Davis, National University of Health Sciences
  • Jessica Geis, Parker University
  • Darcy Ogloza, University of Western States
  • Nicholas Westfall, Palmer West College of Chiropractic

2018 NBCE Scholarship Winners

  • Maithy Ta, Cleveland University
  • Hudson Taylor, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the mission of the NBCE is to ensure professional competency through excellence in testing.

NBCE Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

December 2018

Greeley, Colo.The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners congratulates five winners of the $10,000 Annual Student Scholarship Competition.

The scholarship program is administered by an independent third party, Brighthall, Inc., with President Dr. Claire Johnson leading the review and selection process.

The winning essays for the 2018 competition are:

  • Alexa Beloyianis, New York Chiropractic College: An Evaluation of the Relationship between Chiropractic and Allopathic Medicine in the Modern Age
  • Ryan Burdick, Cleveland University-Kansas City: Diversity in Chiropractic’s Highest Leadership Positions: A Critical Analysis of Chiropractic Institutions and a Path Forward
  • Samuel J. Feinberg, Sherman College of Chiropractic: On-Site Corporate Health Services and the Role of Chiropractic Care
  • Maithy Ta, Cleveland University-Kansas City: The Opioid Crisis Magnified in At-Risk Populations: A Narrative Review of the Literature
  • Hudson Taylor, Southern California University of Health Sciences: The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic: A Delicate Balance

“The NBCE is proud to honor academic excellence through this program; the board is committed to supporting future chiropractors through scholarships,” said NBCE President Dr. Salvatore LaRusso. “Please join us in recognizing this outstanding group of students!”

Each winner will each receive $2,000 for his or her winning essay. The scholarship is open to students enrolled in U.S., CCE‐accredited, chiropractic degree programs. Entrants are required to submit an original essay, written by one student, on a humanities topic that focuses on or relates to chiropractic.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession, with the mission of ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.

NBCE Mourns the Passing of Dr. Richard Vincent

November 2018

Greeley, Colo.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board of Directors is mourning the loss of Dr. Richard E. Vincent, who passed away on November 19, 2018.

Dr. Vincent’s impact on chiropractic regulation and testing was immeasurable. He was appointed to the first Board of Registration of Chiropractors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving five succeeding governors from 1966-1984. He was a board member to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) beginning in 1967, serving as its President from 1973-1975.

Dr. Vincent was first introduced to the NBCE as an FCLB-appointed director in 1973. In 1976, he was elected as NBCE District III Director and served in that role until 1982. Dr. Vincent was instrumental in the pivotal decision to move the NBCE offices from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Greeley, Colorado, to afford easier access to psychometricians and statisticians at the Univ. of Northern Colorado. Additionally, Dr. Vincent led the NBCE in adopting a policy to recognize student applicants only from chiropractic colleges accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For the last three years of his term (1979-1982), Dr. Vincent served as President of the Board. Under his leadership, the NBCE board voted to place five percent of revenues in a reserve fund to be used for worthy, long-term projects upon full board approval. The board also established a three percent reserve fund for legal actions. In 2013, the board honored Dr. Vincent for these milestone financial decisions by awarding him with the Paul M. Tullio Award for Distinguished Service to the NBCE.

NBCE President Dr. Salvatore LaRusso honored the service of Dr. Vincent saying, “The financial initiatives enacted during Dr. Vincent’s era proved to be visionary, financially stabilizing, and continue today. With that long-term planning in place, we are able to keep the NBCE on the leading edge of standardized assessment of chiropractic physicians.”

NBCE Mourns Loss of Dr. James Badge

Greeley, Colo.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board of Directors and staff learned recently that Dr. James J. Badge passed away on November 7.

NBCE President Dr. Salvatore D. LaRusso praised Dr. Badge for his legacy of ethical leadership and influence in the chiropractic profession. “Dr. Badge’s contribution to the NBCE and to our profession is profound,” he stated. “Jim will be greatly missed.”

Dr. Badge’s service included many national and international organizations. At the NBCE, Dr. Badge served in the roles of president, vice president, and district director from 1987-2005. He was instrumental in the survey and publishing of the Practice Analysis of Chiropractic, a survey conducted every five years that is used to inform item development for NBCE’s Part III and Part IV Practical Exam.

Dr. Badge also led the NBCE’s development of its International Affairs Committee to pursue the rapidly expanding use of chiropractic as a significant health care treatment modality.  The work of the IAC ultimately led to the formation of the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE) whose mission is to promote international standardization of chiropractic education and assessment.

The NBCE salutes Dr. Badge for his exemplary career, his service to the National Board and to the chiropractic profession.

NBCE Exams: Better, Shorter, More Opportunities

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October 2018

NBCE Exams: Better, Shorter, More Opportunities

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by the NBCE for exclusive publication by DC.


The NBCE is working hard to better serve the chiropractic profession, its state regulatory boards and the public. Here are just some of its recent accomplishments.

More Test Opportunities

The NBCE’s Written Exams department, led by Bruce Shotts, DC, developed a solution to computer-based testing on college campuses. Their work has resulted in 11 exam opportunities per year. CBT exams are on schedule to begin January 2019 as follows:

  • Three opportunities to take Part I: January, April, August
  • Three opportunities to take Part II: February, June, September
  • Three opportunities to take Part III and Physiotherapy: March, July and October
  • The schedule for Part IV Practical Exams remains unchanged: May and November.

When applications opened this fall, six months of exam dates were available.

Fewer Test Questions on Parts I & II

The Department of Psychometrics and Research, led by Igor Himelfarb, PhD, reviewed Part I and Part II historical data to determine if a reduction in the number of items was feasible. The study showed that the optimal number of operational items is 40 for each exam domain. They then performed decision consistency studies, which supported the conclusion that reducing the number of items per domain to 40 would not affect an examinee’s likelihood of achieving a passing or failing score.

Ground-Breaking Test Development on Part III

In the collaboration between NBCE’s Written Exams and Psychometrics, a new scoring model was proposed and evaluated for scoring Part III. This ground-breaking development resulted in the acceptance of a paper about this model titled “Two-Level Alternating Direction Model for Polytomous Items Violating Local Independence,”1 which was presented in the world’s most prestigious psychometric forum – the annual conference for the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in New York. Acceptance of the paper involved rigorous peer-review by the world’s best psychometricians.

“At the NBCE, we are confident that the exams we offer serve the chiropractic profession long after the testing is over,” said Salvatore D. LaRusso, DC, NBCE president. “Throughout its history, the NBCE assures practitioners, regulatory bodies, and the general public that chiropractors who pass our written and practical exams are well qualified to practice according to the standards of all 50 states.

“The NBCE’s standards for psychometric performance of the exams are among the most meticulous in the industry,” he continued. “By applying the newest research in testing and measurement, the NBCE brings lasting value to practitioner assessment and to the entire chiropractic profession.”

Resources

  • American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education. Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2014.
  • Dalkey N, Helmer O. An experimental application of the Delphi method to the use of experts. Management Sci, 1963;9(3):458-467.
  • Himelfarb I, Shotts, BL. Two-level alternating direction model for polytomous items isolating local independence. Paper presented at 2018 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) annual meeting, New York, New York.
  • Muraki E. A generalized partial credit model: Application of an E-M algorithm. Applied Psych Measurement, 1992;16:159-176.
Dr. Cynthia Tays Elected to NBCE Board

September 2018

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Greeley, Colo.— The NBCE is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Cynthia L. Tays of Austin, Texas, as District IV Director. District IV includes the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Dr. Tays graduated with honors from Texas Chiropractic College in 1983. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Tays was President of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) from 2011-2016, and currently serves as Peer Review Consultant of TBCE. Most recently, she served as Board Chair and District IV Director for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.

NBCE President Dr. Salvatore D. LaRusso said, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tays to our board of directors. Her leadership and devotion to chiropractic, along with Dr. Tays’ experience as Part IV examiner and NBCE test committee member make her a valuable asset to our board.”

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the mission of the NBCE is to ensure professional competency through excellence in testing.

NBCE Launches Digital Diagnostic Imaging in Part IV Testing

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GREELEY, Colo.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) announces that beginning with the November 2018 Part IV examination the Diagnostic Imaging (DIM) component will be presented in digital format. The content of the examination will continue to follow the current published test plan.

The examinees will be seated at a monitor for the entire DIM examination to view the digital images. The examination will consist of 20 stations with two minutes per station.  Pilot studies at five chiropractic colleges found that moving to 20 stations with two-2 correct answers versus 10 stations with four-4 correct answers resulted in a more reliable assessment of examinees’ interpretation skills. An additional finding of the pilot was that the simplification of question format allowed for the 2 minute per station time frame.  More information regarding this change can be found at http://mynbce.org/prepare/part-iv/ .

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE was established in 1963. The NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States

Dr. Winkler Seated on NBCE Board

May 2018

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Greeley, Colo.— The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners seated Dr. Carol Winkler (N.D.) at its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, on May 4, 2018. Dr. Winkler holds one of the two seats filled by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB).   She comes to the NBCE with extensive experience of NBCE test committees and exam administration.

Dr. Winkler is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, practicing in Bismarck, N.D. She is a member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association and was named Chiropractor of the Year in 2016 by that organization.

Dr. Winkler is currently the FCLB Treasurer. She also held the positions of Board Chair and District I Director for the FCLB. She is a former President of the North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Winkler comes from a long line of leaders. Her father, Dr. Carroll H. Winkler, served as a member of the NBCE Board of Directors from 1991-1995.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the mission of the NBCE is to ensure professional competency through excellence in testing.

NBCE Seats New District III Director

May 2018

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Greeley, Colo.—At the annual meeting of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in Dallas, Texas, on May 4, 2018, Dr. Michael Fedorczyk (Maryland) was elected District III Director. This district includes the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Fedorczyk is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. The college has honored him with the Frank E. Dean Award for Outstanding Service and an Outstanding Clinician Service Award.

Dr. Fedorczyk practices in Maryland. His service to the chiropractic profession includes the Maryland Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Examiners, where he served as president from 2013-2015 and vice president from 2011-2013. He received their Board Member Recognition Award for outstanding service in 2017.

He is a member of the Maryland Chiropractic Association and received the association’s President’s Award in 2008 for dedicated service.

He was named Fellow of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards in 2011 and serves as a member of their Legislative Committee. His service to the NBCE includes the Ethics and Boundaries Grading Committee, Part IV Examiner, and many test committees for the written exams.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the mission of the NBCE is to ensure professional competency through excellence in testing.

NBCE To Launch Computer-Based Testing in 2019

May 2018

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Greeley, CO—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) will launch computer-based testing (CBT) on chiropractic college campuses in 2019.

After a careful and thorough analysis of CBT delivery options, the NBCE Board of Directors committed to a five-year strategic partnership with Prometric®, a trusted provider in testing and assessment solutions, at its board meeting in Dallas, Texas, on May 1, 2018. Through this alliance, the NBCE will be able to offer CBT beginning in January 2019.

NBCE Board President Dr. Salvatore LaRusso spoke highly of Prometric. “This is a significant decision ensuring that NBCE will continue as a leader in professional testing. Examinees and internal support services alike will directly benefit from Prometric’s vast experience in high stakes testing and their significant investment in testing technology.”

While NBCE and Prometric are still finalizing the agreement, both parties believe it will bring several advantages, including:

  • Provision of a consistent, secure and reliable testing experience to all examinees will be realized, regardless of location, through a robust and evolving technology platform.
  • A full transition to CBT will allow NBCE to increase the number of written exam administrations through more efficient exam processes.
  • A testing platform that has been developed and vetted through other professional testing organizations helps ensure a focus on features that make exam navigation easier and more intuitive.
  • Examinees requiring test accommodations will benefit from options such as enlarged print, audio recordings, etc.
  • Prometric’s delivery model minimizes interruptions due to Internet connectivity and lag time while utilizing progressive security technology and protocols to keep NBCE’s exam content safe.
  • Comprehensive training for proctors helps ensure consistency of the exam experience.
  • Through precise technology specifications and vigorous testing, Prometric guarantees successful delivery in collaboration with on-campus computer labs.
  • Examinees will benefit from improved communications and scheduling for application and registration procedures.

In partnership with Prometric, the NBCE will develop, manage and deliver exams that feature the industry’s most integrated, technology-enabled environment. Through administration of more than seven million tests each year in more than 180 countries, Prometric has demonstrated expertise in the delivery of licensing exams in professional areas such as medical examiners, podiatry, osteopathy, and dental exams.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., NBCE’s mission is: Ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates

NBCE Seats Board and Elects Officers at 2018 Annual Meeting

May 2018

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Greeley, Colo.—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) held its annual meeting on May 4, 2018, in Dallas, Texas.

At the meeting, the NBCE elected the following officers who will serve as the Executive Committee for the coming year. They are: Dr. Salvatore LaRusso (Florida) will serve as president, Dr. Steven Conway (Wisconsin) will serve as vice president, Dr. Daniel Côté (Oregon) will serve as secretary, and Dr. John Nab (Kansas) will serve as treasurer.

State delegates elected these directors:

  • District III Director Michael Fedorczyk (Maryland), replacing Dr. Paul Morin (Maine) who was term-limited.
  • District IV Director Benjamin Lurie (Nevada)
  • District V Director John McGinnis (South Carolina)

Drs. Fedorczyk and McGinnis will serve three-year terms. Dr. Lurie’s term is two years. Two district directors will continue their terms on the NBCE board. They are Dr. Daniel Côté (Oregon) in District I and Dr. LeRoy Otto (Minnesota) in District II.

The NBCE board also has four at-large positions, two of which were open for election in 2018. Dr. Steven Conway (Wisconsin) and Dr. John Nab (Kansas) were re-elected for two-year terms. Dr. Salvatore LaRusso (Florida) and Dr. Farrel Grossman (South Carolina) will continue their terms.

The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) fills two NBCE board positions. In 2018, Dr. Kirk Shilts (Massachusetts) and Dr. Carol Winkler (North Dakota) have been appointed to serve in this capacity.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., NBCE’s mission is:  Ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.

BY THE NUMBERS

Approximately every five years, the NBCE conducts a survey of chiropractors and compiles a report titled Practice Analysis of Chiropractic. The survey used in the 2015 report asked how doctors of chiropractic spend their time. The chart at right shows the components of chiropractic practice.

  • Direct Care 56.4% 56.4%
  • Business Management 16.8% 16.8%
  • Documentation 26.3% 26.3%

ENSURING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY

through excellence in testing