The Student-Resident Committee of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists was formed with the goal of helping students and residents learn more about the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession and the work of the Academy, their professional organization. They will be encouraged to contribute their skills and energy to advance the profession and the organization. One of the goals of the Committee is to help new clinicians better understand what it means to be part of a profession and to work within a professional organization. Involvement in this committee affords the student/resident an opportunity to share information on issues pertaining to health care, advancing the field of O&P, and facilitating and fostering professional connections and relationships.
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
The Student-Resident Committee is dedicated to meeting the needs of the student/resident entering the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. The Student-Resident Committee provides opportunities for leadership and growth during the education process with the goal of enhancing knowledge of clinical applications, professional advocacy, mentoring opportunities, and other areas which will further the development of confident, knowledgeable practitioners.
To read more about the goals of the Student-Resident Committee, visit the Student-Resident Mission page.
How do I get Involved?
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The Academy Mentoring Program (members only)
The Academy Mentoring Program pairs new entrants in the profession with mentors on an annual cycle. The objective of the Academy Mentoring Program is to foster relationships within the profession that follow the Student Resident Committee mission through networking, interacting, and encouraging relationships.
This program is open to ALL Academy members. If you are not an Academy member and would like to participate in this program, please join the Academy today.
** Click here to meet of one of our Mentor and Protégé pairs. **