"We are lucky to have constant support from the faculty throughout the entire residency process. They are quick to celebrate our successes and are there to help take steps to fix any issues we may encounter. In my opinion, this collaboration makes the residency much more meaningful." - Jennifer Penner, O & P Student

Residency Experience

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. 

"The way the residency is set up you get to meet so many people and see how the profession works across different regions of the country." - Regan Hoelscher, O & P Student

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.

"Being connected to the School during residency, lets me stay connected to faculty and students and receive the support I just couldn't imagine anywhere else." Edward Krische, O & P Student

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.