A group of 21 students, led by Laine Higa, OD, assistant professor in the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO),PCO, and Navpreet Hehar, OD, PCO instructor, traveled to Panama Aug. 10-17, to bring much-needed medical eye care to those living in poverty who otherwise might not have a chance to receive such treatment.
As Robert Serianni likes to say, “the tires have been kicked” on the University’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program. And, the result is that the program is now fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
Salus University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
According to the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported recently by the Philadelphia Business Journal, optometrists rank No. 7 and physician assistants rank No. 48 in the top 50 highest-paying jobs in the Philadelphia region that earn between $100,000 and $150,000.
When Graham Seering, ‘21PA, stepped onto the stage to get his white coat, there were audible gasps throughout the audience. Standing at six feet, seven inches tall, Seering could very well be the tallest person in this year’s incoming group of students. And it may have occurred to more than one audience member, “Do they have a white coat big enough to fit this guy?”