Residency Goals & Objectives
Bionic offers a 12-month single or 18-months combined Orthotic and Prosthetic Residency Program. The primary objective is for residents to graduate ready to practice independently as Board Eligible Clinicians and to pass their ABC exams. Our residency program offers a constructive learning path, with educational opportunities internally and externally with various O&P manufacturers, exposure to patient care and clinical skills with multiple specialist practitioners within the group, improving imaging and fabrication skills with access to CAD-CAM, scanning, 3D printing, and our in-house fabrication lab, focus on documentation requirements and skills for medical necessity establishment and outcome measure data analysis.
Residency Background & Expectations
The highest level of certification in this field is a Certified prosthetist and orthotist. To get to that level you will need to complete a Master's program and then do a residency training program. The requirement to be a resident in orthotics and prosthetics in the US is that you have to complete an accredited Master's program. The NCOPE website lists all the Master's programs and residency requirements here. Each accredited university will list its requirements for its specific programs. Becoming a certified fitter or O & P assistant is also an option. Some people do this while they are applying to schools to see if the field is a good fit for them.
Director Of Residency Program
Jeffery Wojtanowicz joined Bionic in 2011 and has grown within the organization. He is a certified prosthetist and orthotist with over a decade of experience in patient care. While he is trained in many facets of the field, his special interests include upper and lower limb prosthetics as well as complex custom orthotic devices.
He is the regional manager for our clinics in the state of Illinois. He is also the residency director for all Bionic clinics and takes pride in helping new graduates learn and grow in the field.
He holds a BS in Marketing and Finance from the University of Illinois Chicago. He is a graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He completed his residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago which is now known as the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.
Jeff lives in Tinley Park, IL with his wife, son, and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys golfing in the summer and going on snowboarding trips in the winter.
CPO - Clinical Manager
Resident Prosthetist & Orthotist