Once didactic proficiency has been demonstrated, students will enter the clinical phase of the curriculum. Residents will be matched to preceptors and assigned to sites from our over 100 national clinical affiliate sites for four to six, three months clinical rotations. Unlike any other O & P educational program, residency is fully integrated and supervised by Baylor College of Medicine. These rotations culminate in the completion of both Orthotic and Prosthetic residency requirements as defined by the National Commission for Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. Once the clinical phase is complete and the research requirement is satisfied, residents will receive their Master of Science degree and be eligible to sit for their National ABC board exams.
Building a Professional Network
During each rotation, you will be paired with a clinical preceptor. After six rotations, you will have built a sizable professional network of supportive practitioners. Most of our graduates become employed at one of the locations at which they have trained. All of our graduates are employed post-graduation.
Dual Clinical Residency Schedule
The clinical residency rotations are assigned by Baylor College of Medicine in conjunction with student input. All rotations are supervised by Baylor College of Medicine Orthotic and Prosthetic Program faculty. Research coursework begins during the didactic year and is carried out to completion through the clinical residency.