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This series highlights first-generation students’ journeys to graduate school, their experiences at Salus, and any advice they have for other first-generation students looking to continue their studies at the graduate level. These students hail from Memphis, California, Puerto Rico, and many other parts of the map. When asked what advice they would give first-generation students looking to pursue a graduate-level education, the students interviewed responded as follows:
When Melissa Trego, OD ‘04, Resident ‘09, PhD, became dean of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University in 2017, one of the things she appreciated was the mentorship and insights of Satya Verma, OD ‘75, FAAO, DPNAP, Diplomate. In particular, one of things she admired about Dr. Verma was his ability to be supportive of women in leadership positions.
Admittedly, Nathalie Miller, MSOT ‘20, was “that horse kid.” From the age of 10, she was hanging around in the barn mucking stalls and cleaning water troughs just so she could get extra time with the horses and earn more riding time.
Be prepared to expect some magic every day.
That was the message from the University’s Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) dean Radhika Aravamudhan, PhD, during a reception April 26, that served as a sendoff for traditional and accelerated Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program students as they embark on their yearlong externships.
It was the first of its kind for the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University, but it will likely not be the last because of the interactive and informative atmosphere created for incoming Doctor of Optometry (OD) students at the inaugural PCO/Salus Accepted Students Day April 30.