The Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics group was formed in 2005 by a group of young women at Georgia Tech who came together while studying at school and realized the need for such a group. What started in the student lounge has now become a committee within the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
The mission of the Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics Committee is to expand and improve educational and professional opportunities for women in the field or looking to enter the field of orthotics and prosthetics.
The Women in Orthotics and Prosthetic's NING social networking site was created to facilitate discussion and networking among O&P professionals about topics important to women in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. You can access the networking site at http://womeninop.ning.com . We value your input to the monthly topics as your contributions will help foster these discussions. If you have any suggestions on topics for discussion please post on the NING site.
One of the goals of the Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics Committee is to connect leaders within O&P who are willing to assist or provide feedback to other practitioners on an as needed basis on their topics of expertise.
The Women in Orthotics & Prosthetics networking website is an open forum that enables participants to discuss topics important to women in the profession. All members, regardless of gender, are welcome to join the discussion!
Each quarter we will feature a prominent female leader in the orthotics and prosthetics profession and archive previous features through this page.
The Academy's Mentoring Program pairs new entrants in the field (students, residents, and practitioners with three or fewer years experience) with mentors (practitioners with greater than 3 years experience) for mutual clinical, professional, and personal development. This program was created by the Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics Committee, but is now being facilitated by the Student Resident Committee. Please visit the Student Resident Webpage for information and to access the registration form