The Student-Resident Committee of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists was formed with the goal of helping students and residents learn more about the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession and the work of the Academy, their professional organization. They will be encouraged to contribute their skills and energy to advance the profession and the organization. One of the goals of the Committee is to help new clinicians better understand what it means to be part of a profession and to work within a professional organization. Involvement in this committee affords the student/resident an opportunity to share information on issues pertaining to health care, advancing the field of O&P, and facilitating and fostering professional connections and relationships.
The Student-Resident Committee is dedicated to meeting the needs of the student/resident entering the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. The Student-Resident Committee provides opportunities for leadership and growth during the education process with the goal of enhancing knowledge of clinical applications, professional advocacy, mentoring opportunities, and other areas which will further the development of confident, knowledgeable practitioners.
The Student-Resident Committee is made up of a group of individuals at all career levels in the orthotic and prosthetic profession. All committee members are Academy members in good standing who desire to increase awareness and involvement of students and residents and have a positive impact in orthotics and prosthetics.
Information relevant to students and residents will be updated here as it becomes available.
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The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the only association representing professionals in the orthotics and prosthetics field, is recruiting individuals for its mentoring program. This program pairs new entrants in the field (students, residents, and practitioners with three or fewer years in the field) with a mentor (practitioners with greater than three years experience) who will help them define and achieve their career goals. This program is open to ALL Academy members.
** Click here to meet of one of our Mentor and Protégé pairs. **
The Student-Resident Committee seeks to create a portal of information for those entering the orthotic and prosthetic profession.
We will frequently feature a prominent student/resident in the orthotics and prosthetics profession and keep an archive of committee activities and highlights on this page.
Current and past events involving students and residents will be located here. Please feel free to contact the committee if you have an event you wish to post.