MORE THAN A SIMPLE SCHOOL, A RICH HISTORY
The Institut Français de Chiropractie (IFC) opens its doors on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. The space is 200 m² and has just 20 students: 7 in the “Les Plâtriers” class, going into their 3rd year, and 13 in the second class, going into their 2nd year.
The school moves to Rue Duhesme, in 750 m² facilities. The school has 75 students.
The first class, called “Les Plâtriers”, completes its studies in France. It’s the first graduation! IFC proudly gives out diplomas to the seven remaining students in the class.
February 1987 : Opening of the first clinic, on the Ornano Boulevard : "ECHIRION centre"
For the first time, the dissection course takes place in France, at the Saints-Pères Faculty of Medicine.
The school is accredited by the ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education).
This accreditation allows students to work abroad with diploma equivalence. Every three years, the accreditation board evaluates the school and ensures that IFEC teaching programme conforms to international standards.
Cette accréditation permet aux étudiants d’aller travailler à l’étranger avec l’équivalence de diplôme. Tous les 3 ans, le conseil d’accréditation évalue l’école et s’assure que les programmes des disciplines enseignées à l’IFEC sont conformes aux standards internationaux.
IFEC expands with the acquisition of the first floor of the building in Ivry-sur-Seine, offering students 2,000 m² of space. Next comes the creation of the new student clinic, “Ivry Forme”, on the ground floor. The total surface area is now 2,200 m².
A second IFEC campus is created in Toulouse. The same year, IFEC acquires the ground floor of 26 Boulevard Paul Vaillant-Couturier to set up its new clinic with 12 treatment rooms. A 169-seat amphitheatre is built at the site of the old clinic.
In January, the first clinic in Toulouse opens: “Sud Ouest Soins Chiropratiques”.
In September, IFEC Toulouse’s permanent premises open. There are 475 students in Ivry and 175 in Toulouse.
IFEC is accredited by the French Ministry of Health.
ECCE agreement is renewed for 5 years.
IFEC- Toulouse’s new clinic opens its doors, with 17 consultation rooms in a building near the school that is entirely remodelled to allow students to treat patients under optimal conditions.
The first chiropractic consultation in a French hospital opens at the Hospital Larrey in Toulouse, in a multidisciplinary sports medicine department
Publication of decrees on chiropractic education and chiropractic schools’ agreement
Renewal of IFEC agreement by the French Ministry of Health
Chiropractic consultations open at Bicêtre Hospital, near Paris in partnership with IFEC-Ivry Clinical Centre
Renewal of the ECCE accreditation for 8 years
New registration of IFEC Chiropractor diploma at the RNCP, master’ degree level VII
IFEC has more than 950 students