Atlanta, Georgia’s Good Samaritan Health Center (GSHC) and Prosthetic Hope International, in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, master of science in prosthetics and orthotics (MSPO) program, have opened the Prosthetic and Orthotic Community Clinic at Good Samaritan. Second-year MSPO students will primarily operate the new P&O lab. They will be supervised by Georgia Tech Coordinator of Prosthetics, MSPO Program Rob Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP, and licensed prosthetists and orthotists.
“The P&O Clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Center is an extraordinary opportunity for the students in the MSPO program, as it will provide a real-world clinical experience in a comprehensive and holistic health care environment,” Kistenberg said. “The students will be able to combine their didactic education with their clinical and technical skills in a supervised setting to provide prostheses and orthoses to the underserved people in Atlanta. It’s a win-win-win for everyone.”
The clinic is being equipped and stocked through a grant from the St. Luke’s Episcopal Outreach Program. According to Jason Maderer, Georgia Tech media relations, students begin seeing patients today.