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Cornerstone is a private practice with six locations in the Pacific Northwest. Our leading residency site is in Everett, WA; however, we also consider taking residents at some of our other locations. We have our own in-house fabrication facility that can assist with hand skills/fabrication training. Our Everett clinic currently houses eight experienced practitioners working with residents to create an optimal learning environment for everyone.

Mike Smith Assisting a Resident with a prosthetic adjustment


We enjoy working as a team to provide high-quality care to our patients and strive to be known as a top residency choice due to our highly collaborative environment, unique technologies, and diverse patient population. Additionally, we provide training and exposure to University of Washington students and other individuals interested in joining the P&O field. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and expertise to promote high-quality care for all prosthetic and orthotic patients.


If you are thorough, self-driven, and willing to work as an equal team member, please email all inquiries to the contact listed below. Please include your cv/resume. Thank you for your interest!

To apply for a residency position, you must use OPRESCAS, as required by NCOPE.

Shawna Ziemer LPO,CPO
Residency Director

Mike Smith Adjusting prosthetic socket with resident.
Cornerstone Residents sorting prosthetic donations.

Cornerstone Has Hosted Residents From:

University of Washington
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Michigan
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Loma Linda University
Northwestern University
Spokane Falls Community College

We happily accept residents from other Universities and Colleges. If you’re interested in our residency program, contact us today!

Hear What Our Residents Are Saying

“My experience with Cornerstone’s residency program was second to none. I received consistent one-on-one guidance as well as frequent opportunities to act independently and hone my skills. The clinicians and administrative staff at Cornerstone taught me many invaluable skills I will use throughout the rest of my career.”

Emilee Hilbish
Baylor College of Medicine | Class of 2022

“Cornerstone’s team creates an environment focused on ongoing education and excellent patient care. As a resident/student, learning becomes a natural process when all team members are encouraged to ask questions and offer ideas. During my time at Cornerstone, I enjoyed expanding my understanding of O&P clinical care to include efficient business practices, billing, and team dynamics.”

Jaime Purdie
Orthotics and Prosthetics, M.S. 2021

"Our residents love completing part of their training with Cornerstone because they appreciate the great learning environment and focus on high-quality education. As a program, we know that the team at Cornerstone provides a consistent experience through clear communication, enthusiasm, and support of the resident during their training.

Truly! You guys have been fantastic."

Sally Ann Dibello
Educator at Baylor College of Medicine

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