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Practice Analysis Residency Director Guide

How to Use the ABC Practice Analysis to Your Advantage

January 2023



Thank You

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Thank you for your commitment to mentoring a resident as they complete the clinical training portion of their O&P education. The ultimate goal is to assure that the practitioner resident is competent to safely and effectively provide patient care.

The O&P profession relies on the ABC practitioner certification exams to independently assess new practitioner’s knowledge and skills. The exams are built on the foundation of the ABC Practice Analysis of Certified Practitioners in the Disciplines of Orthotics and Prosthetics. The Practice Analysis is a contemporary description of the profession. Becoming familiar with the wealth of information presented in this report will help you gauge whether your residency is in line with what candidates will be expected to know when they take their Simulation and CPM board exams.