Evelyn Hodson

Evelyn’s POP journey began in high school when she and her fellow students were applying for internships. Evelyn asked her friend for advice because she wasn’t sure which profession to try, and her friend suggested POP. Evelyn’s first response was, “What is that?” But, after walking into an Idaho clinic on the first day of an internship, she was intrigued.

Evelyn interned at another POP clinic and decided to pursue kinesiology and biomedical engineering at Boise State. At her third internship as a technician, Evelyn met an orthotic-minded Baylor College graduate and admired the way he approached his patients. She started her master’s at Baylor immediately after undergrad and is now in her first year of POP residency. After graduating, Evelyn hopes to specialize in orthotics and eventually get her PhD to help bring clinically relevant orthotic research to clinics and practices.

The best thing you can do in this field is dive in headfirst. I didn’t know what POP was, but after my first patient interaction I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
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