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Sam Bousman – Student Blog 3/21/23

Sam Bousman – Student Blog 3/21/23

Hi everyone! 

What a week it has been for the Sophomore cohort! We delivered our first Patellar Tendon Bearing prosthesis for a transtibial amputee on Tuesday, and it went so well! This was a huge first step for all of us as we had not yet completed a socket from start to finish, so to see how great everyone did on this project was awesome. A huge thank you goes out to our patient models for being so gracious towards us during this process, we could not have completed this project or the ones to come without them. On another note, some of the members of SGA took a trip up to Tallahassee on Wednesday to speak with state representatives and Senator Jay Collins about the field of O&P and what IIOP is all about. It was really cool to hear about the process of getting a bill passed here in the state of Florida and we are so appreciative that they took the time out of their busy schedules to talk to us and learn about what we do! That’s all for this week but check back next week to hear about our next project!

Thanks for reading, 

Sam Bousman