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."
The mission of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program at Baylor College of Medicine is to provide the highest level of education through evidence-based teaching and curriculum design, integrated clinical residency, direct contributions to Orthotics and Prosthetics research, and collaboration with the local and national rehabilitative care community.
The vision of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program to prepare orthotists and prosthetists who provide high-quality, evidence-based, and equitable patient-centered care; participate as active members of the interprofessional rehabilitative team; promote diversity and inclusion within the profession; serve in leadership and advocacy roles; and, engage in professional development, research, and the education of future professionals.
- Provide a well-rounded, evidence-based orthotic and prosthetic education.
- Facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion from admissions to professional practice and through associations with community organizations and professional societies.
- Prepare students to succeed in a variety of clinical practice settings, within the context of healthcare systems, and as members of the healthcare team.
- Foster an environment of continuous quality improvement through self-assessment, outcomes measurement, and professional development of students, staff, faculty, and clinical preceptors.
- Engage faculty and students in orthotics and prosthetics academic research, communication, publication and translation of research to practice.
- Contribute to a global community of clinicians, educators, and researchers devoted to advancing the profession.
"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.