We know that education is a key factor in the ongoing success of all of our patient's lives and so our educational outreach efforts include ongoing communication with physicians, healthcare professionals, places of higher education and the general public. As a testament to our commitment to education, we created an in-house residency program in 2003. This program, housed at the Emory Orthopedics and Spine building has become the premier residency program in the Southeast United States and is a model for other organizations. The program is so successful that, despite a national average of less than 70%, our graduate residents have a 100 percent passing rate on their board exams!
Maggie became a part of the staff in June 2012 as an orthotic resident. She obtained a BS in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Saint Petersburg College in Florida. Prior to that, she managed and provided legal assistant services for a family law office in Tampa for several years.
Andrew Skobac joined our staff in June 2012 as an orthotic resident after completing his Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Eastern Michigan University. Prior to that, he obtained a BA in Biological Resources Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park.
Adriana joined our staff in October 2010 after obtaining her BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the National Institute of Rehabilitation in Mexico City. She met Jim Hughes while working at charity clinics in Mexico. Jim invited Adriana to complete her orthotic residency through an exchange training program at AP&O. We are happy to have her and she will be here for a year working with us.
Christopher joined the APO staff in June 2011 as an Orthotic Resident. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics in May 2011. Prior to that, Christopher obtained a BS in bioengineering at Clemson University.
Shelly joined our staff in June 2010 after obtaining her BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from University of Texas Southwestern. Prior to entering the O&P field, she managed a structural engineering/consulting office. Shelly will be at Monroe APO seeing orthotic patients while completing her Prosthetic Residency.