The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (Academy), launched the first of three online training programs for residency directors and their staffs. Thanks to federal grant monies from the department of education, NCOPE and the Academy are creating a series of online training opportunities to guide participants in developing an NCOPE approved residency program.
The first course in this series is now available online at the Academy Online Learning Center, www.oandp.org/olc. Preparation for the residency program, outlines the standards, how to create a mission statement for the residency program and how to fill out the application for those applying for residency program accreditation.
Residency program development and assessment in the residency program are currently in development, according to a press release. Currently accredited residency programs are encouraged to participate in the new course as a review.