The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program at Baylor College of Medicine is divided into two phases.
12 Month Didactic
Combines evidence-based coursework and training in our state of the art fabrication lab while interfacing with patients.
|Year 1, Fall 1
||Year 1, Spring 1
|Anatomical Sciences for O&P
||Health Research Methods
|Cultural Competency for O&P
||Technical and Safety Skills II
|Health Behavioral Counseling
||Physical Examination II
|Technical and Safety Skills I
||Lower Limb Orthotic Management II
|Physical Examination I
||Lower Limb Prosthetic Management II
|Lower Limb Orthotic Management I
||Spinal & Cranial Orthotic Management
|Lower Limb Prosthetic Management I
||Upper Limb Prosthetic Management
|Upper Limb Orthotic Management
||Transition to Practice
|Pathophysiology for O&P
|Clinical Practice Management I
18 Month Clinical Residency
Consists of four-six local and national clinical rotations, curated by faculty with students. We have a growing network of over 100 carefully vetted clinical sites to provide the most diverse and highest quality experiences in orthotic and prosthetic patient care. Coursework is taken in parallel to support continued learning and transition from training to clinical practice. Upon completion of the didactic and clinical curriculum, graduates are eligible to sit for the National ABC Board Exams in both Orthotic and Prosthetic Disciplines.
|Year 2, Fall 2
||Year 2, Spring 2
||Year 3, Fall 3
|O&P Research I
||O&P Research II
||O&P Research III
|Clinical Rotation I
||Clinical Rotation III
||Clinical Rotation IV
|Clinical Seminar I
||Clinical Seminar III
||Clinical Seminar IV
|Clinical Rotation II
||Clinical Rotation V
|Clinical Seminar II
||Clinical Seminar V
Total timeline for Baylor path to board eligibility - 30 months
12 months didactic, 18 months integrated residency
M.S. Degree, Board Eligible Orthotics & Prosthetics
Total timelines for traditional path to board eligibility are 36 to 48 or more months.
18-24 months for MPO or M.S. degree.
Prosthetics residency, 9-12 months.
Orthotics residency, 9-12 months.