NCOPE's philosophical position continues to remain the same regarding non-competes and residency. That is, NCOPE does not look favorably on the use of non-competes at any time during residency. However, based upon legal recommendation, NCOPE cannot ban non-competition agreements, since there is no universal public policy reason against such an agreement. Residents are employees of, and receive salary and benefits from their residency program. As employees, in most states they can be asked to sign valid non-compete agreements.
Meet Joshua Kenny
Joshua discovered O&P while volunteering at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 2010 and almost immediately began pursuing a career in the profession. He started working for Advanced Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions in Hickory Hills, IL as an orthotic technician. After completing his Bachelor's Degree in O&P from St. Petersburg College, he earned his Master's Degree in Engineering Management O&P from Florida International University. Joshua is currently in his orthotic residency at Hanger Clinic in Kissimmee, FL and enjoys the variety the profession offers him with the combination of technical tasks and direct patient care.
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