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Lurie Children’s Orthotics/Prosthetics Department believes in giving back to the profession by playing an active role in helping to develop the practitioner of the future. In our residency program, we value comprehensive and structured learning experiences that properly prepare the resident for entry into the profession. In this residency, learning experiences are best achieved through a series of rotations that focus on patient care, practice management and the promotion of professional practice that is tailored to meet the needs of each resident.
The residency is composed of a series of rotations that are content specific. Rotations can best be described as clinically based, technically based, practice management-based, or a combination of the three. During these rotations, the resident partners with a designated mentor(s) or content specialist. The approach to learning starts with observation, moves to participation and then eventually a format where the resident and mentor see the patient together, and the resident is asked to take the lead.
This progression of learning is paced differently for different patient populations and is determined by the level of proficiency that is demonstrated by the resident. For example, some patient populations with medically complex presentations may require a longer training introduction before the resident can take the lead under limited supervision. We have found this progression of learning to be effective and is a result of creating structured rotations.
Evaluation & Assessment
We know how important it is for residents to receive proper assessment and routine feedback. We use the following tools and processes and more to assess resident performance:
Case study reviews
Cognitive, psychomotor and affective assessment instruments
Formal meetings with mentors and resident director to assess performance
Multiple choice/short answer examinations
How to Apply
Individuals interested in applying for the orthotic resident position at Lurie Children's must complete the application and provide the necessary supporting documentation. The application process is as follows: