Scheck & Siress is one of the most respected and well-established O&P (orthotic and prosthetic) practices in the greater Chicago area. For over 60 years, its mission has been to improve and restore mobility and help people achieve their goals. Comprised of over 50 ABC Certified and Illinois Licensed orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic practitioners, Scheck & Siress provides residents with one-on-one attention, hands-on learning, and access to the areas leading hospitals, clinics, and physicians.
Scheck & Siress offers a 2-year combined Orthotic and Prosthetic Residency Program that works as a 6-month extension of the NCOPE 18-month Residency Program. Scheck & Siress has the ability to offer Clinical and Research Residencies. This allows Scheck & Siress to expose residents to rotations dedicated to orthotics, prosthetics, and a combination of both that is more typical of the average CPO working in clinical practice. Residents are consistently getting exposure to both orthotics and prosthetics. Scheck & Siress ensures that knowledge and clinical skills associated with each discipline remain fresh after graduation from a combined Masters O&P curriculum.
The Residency Program consists of six rotations that are four-month long. Currently, rotation sites include Oak Park, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg, Lincoln Park, Hickory Hills, and Rush Hospital. The first year rotations are dedicated specifically to developing core clinical skills working with orthotic and prosthetic populations that are typical in clinical practice. The second year exposes residents to daily life in clinical practice working with both orthotic and prosthetic patients as well as more complex patients and situations. Each office provides the resident with exposure to a different type of population and clinical setting. The primary objective is for residents to graduate ready to practice independently as Board Eligible Clinicians and to pass their ABC exams.
Typically Scheck & Siress hires three residents per year. Applications are accepted through OPRESCAS (Orthotic and Prosthetic Residency Centralized Application Service).