The Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program received notice of full accreditation effective on Jan. 15, 2015.
As a top-tier medical education institution, Baylor College of Medicine is committed to maintaining the highest level of accreditation in all of its programs. The highest standard for O&P educational program accreditation is maintained by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or CAAHEP.
The program accreditation process is a valuable service to students, education and residency programs, industry professionals, and the public. It defines the profession’s educational standards and validates programs that offer relevant, high-quality education.
Baylor College of Medicine School of Allied Health Sciences Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program expands Baylor’s proven track record of training exceptional allied health professionals. The Orthotics and Prosthetics program shares many of the successful practices and structures of Baylor’s Physician Assistant Program and Graduate Nurse Anesthesia program.
There are 1.7 million persons with amputations in the United States, or roughly one out of every 200 people. Global estimates are harder to pinpoint, but it is likely there are between 12-20 million persons worldwide with amputations. More than 20 million persons in the United States need orthotic management for physical disability or injury. Globally, the need for orthotic management may be hundreds of millions.
All this means there is tremendous need for trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who have lost a limb or are in need of orthotic intervention. In keeping with Baylor College of Medicine’s mission to improve lives for the people of Texas, the United States and the world, the College has made a commitment to help fill this need by creating a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program that:
- Provides unsurpassed diversity in clinical experience through rotations at some of the nation’s leading hospitals conveniently located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world.
- Has a core faculty of clinicians and experts who have real-world experience establishing practices and companies, conducting research and developing products, as well as teaching residents and students.
- Is the only program in the country to integrate a series of full-time clinical rotations exposing students to six core areas of expertise designed to meet the requirements of the NCOPE-approved residency.
- Offers modules specifically designed for clinicians interested in developing new technologies.
If you are looking for an educational experience that will prepare you to be a leader in the industry, then we invite you to learn more about how we may help you achieve your goals.
Want more information about the MSOP Program? Then attend one of our program information sessions!