A great way to start your O & P career is to volunteer, job shadow or intern at an accredited facility. Synergy O & P is proud to offer the Aliya Allen internship program for high school seniors and college students with an interest in orthotics and prosthetics.
During the internship, students will have the opportunity to observe and/or assist certified orthotists and prosthetists in evaluating, molding, or fitting patients with and adjusting various types of custom and off–the-shelf devices. As a clinical intern, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete supervised projects that expand your knowledge and skill level.
Is this career right for you?
First & Foremost, an Orthotist, Prosthetist, or assistant has a passion for helping others. Other important qualities include:
- Aptitude for math & science
- Excellent Hand skills
- A passion for Engineering
- Problem-solving abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills
To become certified, candidates must pass certification exams in orthtoics, prosthetics, or both from the American Board of Certification (ABC) or the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC). To learn more about the requirements, please visit www.abcop.org or www.bocusa.org.