“Wow look at that,” exclaims a student as Dr. Maria Armandi, instructor in the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), shows the gathering class of Clinical Skills 4 students a photo of glass stuck in her son’s eye. The real-life example helps visually reinforce one of the topics the class is covering that day – foreign body removal.
The workshop was developed to provide initial exposure to the pediatric patient population for the PA students prior to the start of their clinical rotations in September.
Each summer, Salus University Osborne College of Audiology hosts a two-part series of summer workshops for practicing audiologists to further enhance their clinical knowledge and provide hands-on training in some of the latest tools and technology.
From July 10-21, 13 students from Saudi Arabia, China and Thailand participated in controlled patient care experiences as part of their Master of Science in Clinical Optometry (MSCO) program. The two-week program, led by Drs. Harvey Bonner of Montana and Robert Andersson, MSCO ’10, of Finland, allows students to practice their clinical skills on unique patient cases.
One guest exclaims as she looks in the mirror at her newly gemstone green eyes. Another is having difficulty choosing whether light blue or gray would work best with his complexion and hair color. From an outsider’s point of view, the evening may look like a high-end product showcase, but in reality, it was an extracurricular activity for Optometry students to refine their contact lens fitting skills.