This month marks the transition period for the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) residency classes. For most of our 2018-2019 residents, this will be their first time leaving Salus PCO since becoming optometry students five years ago. As for our new entering class, they represent the most academically diverse group Salus PCO has ever had – with graduates from optometry programs all across the country.
Optometry Learning Experience (OLE) student groups have visited the campuses of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and now Salus for four decades in order to gain insight into the academic life of an optometry student. This year’s visiting schools included students from Rowan University, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg, Shippensburg University, Seton Hall University, and Binghamton University.
Students from the University’s Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program returned to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) to complete the third and final session of The Art of Observation workshop series. The program was created to help first year students become more aware of their personal biases, and to improve observation, listening, interpretation, communication and empathy skills when working with patients, their families, and collaborating as a member of a clinical team.
Stepping out of the classroom and putting knowledge to the test is often times the best gift a professor can give their students. In this case, assistant professor within the University’s Occupational Therapy (OT) program, Anna Grasso, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, decided that a partnership with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) was the best way for her students to learn while also giving back to the community.
Last week, a representative from CulinArt Group, the University’s dining service provider, visited the Learning Resource Center (LRC) to educate our students about how to use food and exercise to alleviate stress.