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The 2022 NCOPE Resident Fair is a free online event that enables O&P students, current residents, O&P school alumni, and residency directors/mentors to connect, learn, and engage with one another.

General Schedule

  • 9/21/2022 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM*
    • Information Sessions on NCOPE Residency
    • O&P Alumni Event
  • 9/22/2022 – 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM*
    • O&P Professional Organization Presentations
  • 9/23/2022 – 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM*
    • O&P Residency Site/Future Employer Meet & Greet and Panel Discussions

*Eastern Time Zone

A detailed schedule will be made visible once the participants and events are finalized.

Our Sponsors

Why Should I Attend?

Current Orthotic & Prosthetic Master's Students

First Year Students:

  1. Learn about the process of obtaining a residency
  2. Discuss the requirements to complete an O&P residency successfully
  3. Gain insights into crafting a resume, interviewing, and choosing a residency program
  4. Connect with current O&P residents to get their perspective
  5. Connect with alumni from their O&P school

Second Year Students:

  1. Learn about the process of obtaining a residency
  2. Discuss the requirements to complete an O&P residency successfully
  3. Gain insights into crafting a resume, interviewing, and choosing a residency program
  4. Connect with current O&P residents to get their perspective
  5. Connect with alumni from their O&P school
  6. Network with representatives from NCOPE accredited residency sites 

 

Current O&P Resident's
  1. Learn about residency opportunities for residents enrolled in their 1st NCOPE residency
  2. Share your experiences with current O&P students
  3. Connect with alumni from their O&P school

 

O&P Residency Program Directors and Administrators
  1. Learn about the current NCOPE Residency Standards
  2. Review the process of posting a residency position to OPRESCAS
  3. Create a forum to connect with the NCOPE staff
  4. Provide an opportunity to share information about your NCOPE accredited residency program
  5. Connect with alumni from their O&P school

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to participate in this event?

This event is being provided at no cost to future/current/past residents and residency program directors/mentors/administrators thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and NCOPE.

Who should attend the resident fair?

This event has sessions relevant for:

  • Future Residents
  • Current Residents
  • Past Residents/O&P School Alumni
  • Residency Directors/Mentors
I'm a residency director or human resources professional at an NCOPE accredited residency site, how do we meet prospective residents?

Organizations that host accredited residency programs are welcome to participate and can request a booth until September 13, 2022.  Booths are being granted as available and priority is being granted in the following order:

  1. The residency site hires residents year over year (annually)
  2. The residency site advertizes residency positions and accepts applications using OPRESCAS
  3. The residency site demonstrates compliance with the NCOPE residency standards

To submit a request for a booth, please submit the Resident Fair Booth Request Form by Clicking HERE.

Will I Be Able to Chat With Residency Site Directors/Mentors/Representatives?

Yes!  The Airmeet system is configured to allow participants to chat 1 on 1 or in small groups.  It supports video/audio so please use a mobile device that has a webcam and microphone to make the most of this experience. 

Friday 9/23 is dedicated to having prospective residents meet up with residency sites looking to fill residency positions during the Fall of 2022 or the Winter/Spring/Summer of 2023.

I would like to attend the alumni networking event, do you know when that will take place and how will it work?

Wednesday 9/21/2022 – 7:45 to 8:30 Eastern

Each O&P program will have its own virtual booth and virtual tables of 4-8 people where you can video chat and connect with your fellow alumni.

Will formal interviews be conducted at this event?

This event is tailored to small group dialogues and meet/greet formats.  Formal interviews will need to occur after the event once the candidate applies to the organization using OPRESCAS.

Can I chat with a current resident to learn what their experiences have been?

Yes!  Thursday evening, there is a speed networking event to allow you to easily connect current O&P students with current/recent residents who would like to share their personal experiences. 

I cannot attend the entire day or session. Is it OK for me to come and go as my schedule allows?

Absolutely!  We recognize you’re a busy O&P professional and we appreciate your ability to engage in any way possible.

There are periods of time without scheduled events, what happens then?

If there is not a live presentation or focused meet/greet, please do take a moment and visit the exhibit hall (where you can learn about the O&P schools, residency sites, and sponsors even if a representative isn’t present), plus the lounge is open for you to chat and network as well.