Sal's Shorts graphic - sal wearing pjsToo busy to keep up with current events at Salus University? Think again. Here’s the TLDR (too long; didn’t read) of some of the most-read stories from August. “Sal’s Shorts” provides clips of the University’s latest news and happenings.
 
Dreams Come True at PCO/Salus
International student Martinez Barrera graduated in 2009 with a doctorate in ophthalmology in Cuba. A few years later, Barrera moved from his home country to teach and provide ophthalmology consultation in Venezuela. But he never gave up his dream of becoming a licensed optometrist in the U.S. Read more about how the University’s Department of International and Continuing Education (DICE) is helping Barrera achieve his goals.
 
Seeing Quintuple: White Coat Ceremony
The annual White Coat ceremony, which capped off Orientation Week at the University, had a bit of a twist this year. Because there was no face-to-face ceremony last year due to COVID-19 protocols, this year’s event featured five separate White Coat ceremonies over a two-day period Aug. 19-20. Read the event recap here.
 
Got Sole
You might recognize him as the optometrist with the nice kicks. But for Umar Mahmood ‘22OD, high-end sneakers have become more than just a fashion statement. Click here to read how Mahmood went from a trend-loving sneaker enthusiast to a full-blown sneakerhead side hustler.
 
The New Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University welcomed a cohort of 14 PCO/Salus Doctor of Optometry applicants to its recently relaunched Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), renamed the Robert E. Horne SEP as a tribute to its founder, for high-achieving students of color. Read more about a few students who experienced this year’s SEP here.
 
PAs and Piñatas
When students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program at Salus arrived at the PA Formal July 31 at the Hafter Student Community Center, they were met with the opportunity to take a whack at various piñatas marked with things like “COVID,” “Anatomy,” “Phys,” “CPS Quizzes,” and “Clin Med.” Read more about the evening’s festivities here.