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Grace College and OrthoWorx Update Orthopaedic Graduate Studies Program

Grace College and OrthoWorx have launched an updated curriculum for their collaborative Master of Science in Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs (ORCA) program. The program will be offered in an accelerated four-semester format beginning in January 2018 at the Winona Lake, Indiana campus.

Commenting on the refreshed program, Dr. Steve Grill, dean of community education at Grace College remarked, “As regulations in the orthopaedic industry constantly change, ORCA must change with them.”

Brad Bishop, executive director of OrthoWorx, advised on development of the new curriculum. He commented, “The original ORCA program addressed a critical industry need to meet rapid changes in the regulatory environment and increases in the demand for clinical outcomes data. Those factors are still in place, so it was important that we pair industry experts with Grace College to keep ORCA responsive to the talent needs of our members.”

“The new format follows the product lifecycle and will provide real-world applicability of concepts to better prepare students for a career in the industry." 

The ORCA program is unique because of its partnership with OrthoWorx, which works with orthopaedic industry stakeholders to grow the economic effects of the industry for the Warsaw, Indiana region. The program has graduated more than 100 students in its six years of operation and is the only master’s degree program of its type in the country.

Source: Grace College