NCOPE and the Residency Program. January 2008. Who is NCOPE?. National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
“Be the recognized authority for the development and accreditation of O&P education and residency standards, leading to competent patient care in the changing healthcare environment”
NCOPE’s Strategic Plan
Quarterly evaluations are due within 2 weeks but no later than 30 days of that particular quarter
All information must be submitted to NCOPE before you will be eligible to take the ABC board examsSubmit Evaluations Forms on Time
As of 1/15/08
The RRN is used to distribute information, provide assistance, monitor resident’s progress and report issues of concern to NCOPERegional Residency Network (RRN)
They have been where you are and are here to help!Who are the RRN Directors?
Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and North Dakota)Jennifer Richards, CPO email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Swindell, CO email: email@example.com
Carolina & Georgia)Edwin Hassler, CPO email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Zachar, CO email: email@example.com
North Carolina, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware & New Jersey)
Michelle Hall, CPO email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit quarterly evals, technical assessment form, resident’s evaluation program, abstract and directed study with the study cover sheet and statement form
For any registration form or quarterly evaluation forms received after the 30 day period, a delay in the residency completion date will occur, along with an administrative fee
It is the responsibility of the resident, not the resident director, to assure NCOPE has received registration forms and evaluation forms
All information must be submitted to NCOPE before you will be eligible to take the ABC board examsPoints to Remember
Yes, but this is not encouraged. It is best to register and attend a residency site that is already NCOPE accredited.
Must I count and calculate my experience in terms of hours, i.e., 1900 hours?
No! Months versus hours are used to measure and calculate a resident’s experience. It must be a full 12-months per discipline.Frequently Asked Questions
No, but you need to assure that we have the proper evaluation forms on file for those months you completed.
Who is responsible for sending in the quarterly evaluations?
You! The resident must submit the quarterly evaluations on their behalf. The forms should be submitted in a timely manner to NCOPE. The director is responsible for assuring we receive the final evaluation identifying successful completion.Frequently Asked Questions
No. It is not required to submit to NCOPE, it is a tool. In addition, due to HIPAA guidelines, NCOPE does not want you to submit your daily log.
Must I submit my directed study upon completion?
Yes! You must also have the cover sheet and statement form accompany the study.Frequently Asked Questions