Clinical Experience

Under faculty supervision, a Prosthetics-Orthotics student aligns a lower limb prosthesis for his patient.

Because we’re part of a major medical center, you’ll have an outstanding opportunity to enhance your understanding and abilities through hands-on clinical experience in a variety of settings. Here are just a few of the places where you’ll broaden and refine your skills:

  • UT Southwestern clinics for multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • UT Southwestern Physical Therapy Clinic
  • UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Problem Foot and Amputee Clinic
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Orthopedic Problem Foot Clinic
  • Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Orthotic Clinic
  • Pediatric clinics at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Comprehensive orthopedic oncology clinic case review
  • Surgery observation at campus hospitals

You’ll also complete a one-month, off-campus clinical experience during the second summer of the program. This experience provides a powerful opportunity to apply your skills as you learn from a clinician in the field and experience daily practice. There are dozens of options for this experience, from general practice to upper-limb prosthetics, pediatrics, acute management, and other focused specialties, in a wide variety of clinic, hospital, and community settings. Your faculty mentor will help you identify a focus and location that match your goals and interests.