University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR

Submitted by Suzanne Hansen, MEd, COMT

 

This fall, our 14th class of Ophthalmic Medical Technology students entered the program.  Our students have been busy with classes and clinic work; however, we did take time to celebrate National Ophthalmic Technician’s Week in November.   Our students, along with the clinical staff at Jones Eye Institute, celebrated the week with events every day. The highlight of the week was a special lunch and an entertaining quiz bowl.  A few of our students competed in the quiz bowl with the clinic staff and earned great participation prizes, and many audience members also won door prizes as an incentive to cheer for the participants.

This fall, our program awarded the third John P. Shock, MD Ophthalmic Medical Technology Scholarship.  In 2015, we are looking forward to celebrating the anniversary of the 15th year of our program by hosting a continuing education meeting and an alumni gathering in early June.

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