Chiropractic Residency Program


The mission of the Elevate Life Chiropractic Residency is to prepare residents for successful clinical practice through advanced education, specializations and leadership training with the purpose of progressing the chiropractic profession.

Program Overview

The residency program was developed through a combined effort and vision of Dr. Johns and Dr. Korzen. As the chiropractic profession expands, we realize there is a need for real-world experience and advanced learning that only comes from a true residency program. Our multi-disciplinary rotations include chiropractic, physical therapy, primary care and acupuncture.

The residency program is specifically tailored for recent graduates from a CCE-accredited chiropractic program and there is a competitive application process. We offer multi-disciplinary clinical rotations, approved certificates in specialty areas and support for scholarly activities. Additionally, we include leadership training and operational management skills. Our goal is to produce the best evidence-informed outpatient physical medicine providers with leadership skills unmatched by peers.

The 18-month residency program is separated into three distinct phases, each approximately six months in duration. Three grand round presentations, one formal case study, a learning portfolio and regular mentor sessions are all requirements of the program. To ensure residents competency in specific areas of patient care and clinical skills they will be assessed through multiple evaluations.


A membership to the Brookbush Institute is included as part of the residency program. This partnership is designed to create a resource for residents to access foundational physical medicine knowledge and identify rationale for evidence-informed practice.  The resident is expected to complete virtual courses towards the Human Movement Specialist or Integrated Manual Therapist certificate.

Scholarly support comes from the Case Study Report (CARE) guidelines, published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology in 2017 and the CARE writer app.

Program Leadership

Erik Korzen DC
Daniel Johns DC
Leslie Johns DPT

Contact Us

To request more information or submit questions, please contact the program director, Dr. Korzen, via email at

Accreditation Status

The Chiropractic Residency program at Elevate Life is currently engaged in the process of seeking programmatic accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education, 10105 E. Via Linda, Suite 103 - 3642, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480)443-8877, Website:

During this application process, the program does not hold accredited status with the agency, nor is eventual accreditation ensured.


*Applications are currently being accepted*


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Elevate Life

1730 West Street Suite 105
Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 268-3333