Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 249

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

"Do We Fail as a Profession Over $1?"

QUESTION?
 
With everything we have learned together about curricula vitae (CVs), do we let the value of a dollar influence the direction of the profession?
 
SITUATION
 
Both you and I have been requested to send our CVs with an application for managed care, evidence of post-doctoral work certifying us as experts in the legal and academic arenas and a whole host of other places. Some companies we deal with (many very pro-chiropractic), request CVs to be submitted in resume format with a 2 page maximum, statements of references on the document and much in non-admissible format. Without complying with the request of the company, you will not gain inclusion and, henceforth, give up a potential payday. I am now faced with a company requesting from me my CV in resume format as that is the infrastructure set-up of this company.
 
POTENTIAL COMPROMISE
 
The company offered to accept my CV in the format it is in, as long as I send in hard copies to them because they do not want to go through the copying process. In my case, the copies become public record. In all other cases with insurance companies, your CV can be used in any way they choose in future litigation or legislative efforts to further limit care. I offered the US Chiropractic Directory as a permanent FREE solution to this company. They declined as it would be too much work for them to take another step.
 
SOLUTION
 
My 2 choices are: First, to tell this company to "F--- OFF" because their actions are hurting chiropractic...or...second...send multiple copies of my 18 page CV because if I give them a piece of my mind, I will lose the opportunity to continue to educate them and to teach them the best way to lead the profession. What do you think? Your opinion is requested on this common problem to create a permanent solution for our profession.

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