In accordance with the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania, we have resumed limited university operations effective June 8, 2020.
CPPD intends to use virtual communication to maintain the structure of their current schedule.
The global pandemic surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has reshaped our worlds, at least in the short-term. In response to the pandemic, our students, faculty and staff made an almost seamless pivot, moving from traditional didactic instruction to online instruction, traditional laboratory instruction to virtual instruction, where possible, and all student instruction at the University’s clinical facilities was canceled.
Alissa Coyne, OD ‘10, FAAO, Resident ‘11, has always considered herself a “Pennsylvania girl” through and through. She grew up in Pennsylvania, went to Penn State University for undergrad, and then when she applied for optometry school, the only one she considered was the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO).
Caroline Beesley Pate, OD ‘04, FAAO, now associate professor and director of residency programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO), was at home in the first week of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March when she received a call from Dr. Sam Pierce, former president of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and a local Birmingham optometrist.
Brandi Burns (née Loga), MMS ‘16, PA-C, graduated from Salus University in 2016 with her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies. She has devoted years of experience and her knowledge in general pediatrics to providing quality patient-centered care.
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