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The O&P Foundation Announces the 2024 ABC Student Poster Prizes

The O&P Foundation and American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) partner to identify and celebrate outstanding research by orthotic and prosthetic students. Three ABC Student Poster Prizes were awarded to student-created...

ABC Practitioner Written Exam Prep Webinar

Now Available On-Demand Preparing for the Practitioner Written Exam Are you a student or resident looking to take ABC's Practitioner Written Multiple Choice Exam? Watch this webinar to better understand the exam process and...
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2024 Larry Lange Fellowship Award – Apply Now

Apply for the Larry Lange Fellowship Award to advance your professional career. The $2000 award can be used towards your conference travels, conference registration fees, community outreach, or other events in the upcoming year, such as volunteer programs domestically...

AOPA Announces Student Poster Contests

Calling all Students and Residents   Gain National Recognition and Advance Your Career Enter to win one of two prestigious awards — the Student Resident Poster Award honors two meritorious scientific papers submitted for presentation as a poster at the AOPA...

Practitioner Residency & Certification Exam Changes on the Horizon

ABC and NCOPE are working to advance the process of becoming a CPO by transitioning to new residency standards and certification exams that require both disciplines. This decision was one of the outcomes of a conference that discussed entry level practitioner...

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NCOPE is responsible for accrediting orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic education programs including the clinical residency. In partnership with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), NCOPE leverages evidence-based accreditation practices to demonstrate its dedication to enhancing the profession. NCOPE is committed to enhancing the technical and clinical services delivered by the students and residents today, and in their future practice.




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