YPSILANTI — Wendy Fischl Beattie, CPO, FAAOP, has been named the new program director and clinical coordinator of Eastern Michigan University’s graduate program in orthotics and prosthetics.
The two-year program is one of only a few accredited orthotics and prosthetics master’s degree programs in the country and the only one in Michigan. It prepares students for a one-year residency in each discipline or a dual 18 months residency, which allows students to be skilled in both areas.
Beattie, of Bloomfield Hills, brings more than 25 years of experience in private practice to EMU’s program. Prior to joining EMU, Beattie served as residency director and clinical education coordinator for Becker Orthopedic, where she was responsible for overseeing the orthotics and prosthetics residents and arranging continuing education for practitioners. Becker is an international supplier of orthotic components located in throughout southeastern Michigan.
Beattie earned a certificate in orthotics from Northwestern University and a certificate in prosthesis from the University of California Los Angeles. She received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Yale University.