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O & P Program Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have a counselor or advisor I can talk to?

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Questions that cannot be answered via the program's site or links and resources within the institution may be addressed in email to the program. These requests will be responded to by one of the faculty members of the program.

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Do you offer information sessions?

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We offer two annual on-campus information sessions for persons interested in finding out more about the orthotics and prosthetics profession and the Baylor College of Medicine O & P program. If you are unable to travel to the BCM campus, you can watch our digital information session providing all of the same information about our program. (Video coming soon.)

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Do you offer on-campus tours?

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We do not offer on-campus tours? If you are interested in visiting the Baylor campus and O & P program, please attend one of our biannual information sessions.

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Do you provide options for shadowing orthotics and prosthetics professionals?

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Although you are strongly encouraged to gain clinical experience prior to submitting your application, our program does not offer or set up opportunities for shadowing or clinical experience. You are encouraged to seek those hours and experiences at local practices. To find a practitioner in your area, visit the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics directory website.

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Do you grant credit for experiential learning?

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Applicants are not required to have prior healthcare experience to submit an application for admission. Credit for experience obtained within the workplace or community setting not related to a recognized course offered by an accredited academic institution is not reviewed by the institution for the award of credit. Work experience must be evaluated for and the applicant awarded credit by another college or university before the awarded credits may be applied toward any stated program admission prerequisites.

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Is there a difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition?

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As a private institution, the tuition and fees charged state residents and non-residents are identical.

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Do you offer clinical rotations for students enrolled in other accredited orthotics and prosthetics programs?

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We do not offer clinical rotation experiences to students graduating from other orthotics and prosthetics programs.

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Is there on-campus housing available?

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Baylor College of Medicine, as an institution, owns no dormitory facilities. Favrot Tower Apartments, a 2-3 minute walk from the College, is operated under the administrative control of the Texas Medical Center Housing Department, and operates as a service to all students and medical professionals associated with the Texas Medical Center. Community based housing, such as furnished and unfurnished apartments, condominiums, duplexes, and houses are available near the Texas Medical Center in a wide variety of styles and cost. See information about housing on the Life in Houston site.

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Are students required to have health insurance?

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Students are required to participate in the medical insurance plan offered by the College, unless they are covered by a comparable plan by their parent or spouse. See information in the student handbook.

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Are students covered by malpractice insurance?

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O & P program students are covered by malpractice insurance while enrolled as students performing duties on a core clerkship or approved elective, either at the College or elsewhere. Activities aside from the above are not covered by Baylor malpractice insurance. See more information in the student handbook.