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Orthotists and Prosthetists

Tips for Entry

Familiarize yourself with the profession by reading The O&P Almanac magazine, which is free for members of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association,

Apply to a program through the Orthotics and Prosthetics Centralized Application Service, This site enables applicants to orthotics and prosthetics schools to electronically fill out one central application and use it for several schools. This outstanding service makes the application much easier.

Review the residency program description on the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education's Web site to see if it interests you:

To job shadow a professional in the field, go to On the homepage there is a link to "Talk to an O&P Professional in Your Area." These individuals will answer your questions or provide an opportunitiy to come in and see them at work.

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