Pediatric Orthotics Residency

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Orthotics and Prosthetics Program offers a one-year term orthotic residency that includes clinical rotations, community involvement and research. The residency start date depends on the graduate’s earliest availability, typically late May to mid-June.

About Our Program

Our residency program is clinically focused and designed to develop advanced practitioners of orthotics, and to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field by participating in research.

Accreditation

Our Orthotics Residency Program is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), which ensures programs meet established standards of quality to prepare future orthotists and prosthetists.

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Graduation from a program accredited by NCOPE or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) by the start of the residency
  • Current Red Cross CPR certification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Meeting all other Children’s hiring requirements

Curriculum

This residency is clinically focused with rotations in a variety of environments within Children’s, including:

  • Acute care at Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals
  • Inpatient, outpatient and day rehabilitation
  • Orthotic and prosthetic neighborhood locations
  • State-of-the-art fabrication lab
  • Specialty clinics, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spasticity and brachial plexus

We encourage residents to complete a one week adult rotation.

Contact us

For information about our residency program and our application process, contact:

Karl Barner, C.P.O., L.P.O.
Orthotic Residency Director
Email: Karl.barner@choa.org