This is an excerpt from an article in the Warsaw (IN) Times-Union newspaper:
WINONA LAKE – Grace College in Winona Lake announced that members of the first cohort of the Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs graduate program are getting ready to put their new master’s degrees to work.
Thirty students are slated to graduate May 19 in the college’s annual commencement ceremony after completing a rigorous year of study in 12 courses designed by and for professionals in the orthopaedic industry.
This graduate program is targeted to professionals who desire a thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations mandated by the federal government, especially the FDA, as they apply to the development, testing approval, manufacturing and commercialization of orthopaedic products.
Grace College partnered with OrthoWorx to launch this program one year ago and has enjoyed wide industry support.
Of the 30 students enrolled, 22 come directly from local orthopaedic firms such as Zimmer, DePuy, Biomet, Medtronic, Paragon Medical and OrthoPediatrics.
According to Allyn Decker, program director, “We (Grace College) couldn’t have asked for a better first year. The quality of instruction and the dedication of our students have been exceptional. We anticipate career growth and success for those currently employed in orthopaedics and others hoping to enter the field. Already, two non-industry ORCA students have been able to land long-term internships at local companies, and other students have taken on new responsibilities at their current companies because of what they are learning in the classroom.”
Grace College will take applications until April 1 for the next cohort to begin in May. Program information and application materials can be accessed via www.grace.edu/orca