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Spend time in the orthotics and prosthetics department to see how it all works. You will talk to a resident and a practioner to talk about the industry, our program, schools, and what it takes to be a Certified Prosthetis/Orthotist.
Open Tour Dates
September 10, 2014
October 8, 2014
November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014
January 8, 2015
February 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
April 2, 2015
What it takes to be a CPO?
Students that are now entering the O&P field must possess a bachelorette degree. There are no specific degree requirements but prerequisites are often needed to enter a Masters of Orthotics and Prosthetic program. Each institution may have their own criteria's and needed requirements.
Institutions That Presently Have a Masters of Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
Century College - White Bear Lake, MN
University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas, Texas
University of Hartford - Hartford, Connecticut
St. Petersburg College - St. Petersburg, Florida
Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, Michigan
California State University - Long Beach,California
Georgia Institute - Atlanta, Georgia
Northwestern University - Chicago, Illinois
Baylor - Houston, Texas
When a Masters of Orthotics and Prosthetics has been completed, an 18 month or two 12 month residency programs are required. The residency is the second half of an individual's education and advancement towards becoming an O&P professional. The National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) were designed to meet the O&P profession's need for an institutional accreditation program.
Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester Resident Program
The mission at Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester Residency Program is to improve the lives of those we come in contact with through integrity, inspiration, and hard work.
Our interview process is very competitive. The goal is to have the best possible candidate enter our residency program. We interview February and July for start dates in September and March.
Designed to meet your training needs as a recent graduate, our program includes direct patient contact and interaction with physicians and other health care professionals. All residents will progress through four 1 1/2 month clinical rotations in our satellite offices. You'll gain hands-on experience in treatment concepts, as well as a variety of clinical and technical experiences.
We offer challenging caseloads and increasing levels of responsibility at a pace set by each resident. Our clinical experiences foster technical expertise, excellent judgment and decision-making skills, and allow you as a resident to become increasingly confident in dealing with even the most challenging problems. you will be given the technical, clinical, and research experience you need as you prepare for a potential lifelong career within the O&P industry.
Once the residency is completed, they are able to sit for the exams that will enable them to become an ABC Certified Prosthetis/Orthotist.
Read about our current residents and learn what inspires them. Are you interested in joining our residency program?
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