The Baylor College of Medicine Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is the only academic program in the nation in which the dual clinical residency requirements are included. Program graduates are eligible to sit for both Orthotics and Prosthetics board certification exams upon completion of their M.S. degree.
"When people ask me about the OP program the first word that comes to mind is family. The professors are always there to help you. You are with your fellow students 40 hours a week and then hang out after classes. Now in residency, my classmates are the people I talk to the most."
"When I started at BCM, I was surprised at how close-knit the class was and how close you become to the faculty. It's a group that wants to see you be your best. They will challenge you along the way, but also provide the support you need to get everything you want out of the program."
Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Mission
The mission of Baylor College of Medicine's Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is to produce future generations of orthotists and prosthetists who:
- Improve the lives of those they have the opportunity to treat
- Serve leadership roles in clinical practice, research, and academia
- Engage in the transfer of the best evidence to clinical practice
- Navigate skillfully the complexities of modern healthcare practice
- Drive the development of leading technology
"The faculty clearly demonstrate the program's mission every day. They teach us to treat every patient with compassion and that comes through in all encounters."
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or CAAHEP. Visit the College's accreditation page for information about other accrediting agencies that review Baylor College of Medicine's educational programs.
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.