Orthotics and Prosthetics Residency Program

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Orthotics and Prosthetics Residency Programs

The UMMC Division of Orthotics and Prosthetics, in cooperation with the School of Health Related Professions and the School of Medicine, offers two residency programs, one in orthotics and one in prosthetics. Each is 12 months in duration and typically begins in July and ends the following year. 

There are four phases of the residency:

  • Clinical observation and technical assistance
  • Clinical assistance
  • Direct supervision
  • Indirect supervision

The program is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). The program prepares the resident to take the American Board of Certification Examinations. The resident is a full-time UMMC employee and receives a salary and benefits package. The resident will be reimbursed for registration fees upon beginning the residency program. The resident's experiences will include:

  • Clinical experiences in:
    • Inpatient care at a University trauma center, CARF-accredited rehabilitation hospital, and pediatric hospital
    • Outpatient clinic and fabrication center
    • Omega system
    • The STARscanner™ Laser Data Acquisition System
    • Upper and lower extremity microprocessor systems
  • Participation in:
    • Interdisciplinary patient care
    • Educational offerings and learning experiences through UMMC
    • Collaborative practice with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, nurses and all other members of the health care team
    • In-services and Journal Club


  • Graduate from a CAAHEP accredited O&P university program
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) residents must satisfy the orthotic-prosthetic educational qualifications as outlined in the National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education's (NCOPE) Standards of Accreditation for the Orthotic/Prosthetics Residency Program. 
  • Transcripts must be submitted to NCOPE from the college or university which conferred your undergraduate or graduate degree. Transcripts may be sent directly to NCOPE from the school or enclosed in official sealed envelopes mailed with your registration form. All transcripts must be received within the first 60 days of starting a residency program. For each day after the initial 60 days, the resident's end date will be extended. Transcripts are not official if opened by the resident. Student copies of transcripts are not acceptable. If you are registering for a second residency, you do not have to submit a new transcript.


Applications for the residency are accepted from August 25 to December 15 prior to the residency beginning in July. Initial offers will be made on February 1

Application materials should include the following:

  • Letter of interest that includes the applicant's goals for residency
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of reference (those can be sent by the reference directly to our program or the letters can be included by applicants with their application materials)
  • Work experience and internships should be included, whether paid or volunteer work

Application materials can be mailed and/or emailed to the following:

  • Damon Bagley-Ayres, CPO
    UMMC Division of Orthotics & Prosthetics
    2500 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216

    (601) 815-4844

UMMC offers equal opportunity in education and employment, M/F/D/V.