Twenty-one middle school students recently visited New England College of Optometry, NECO, to learn more about optometry. The Dearborn STEM Academy…
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The best aspect of my work is student interaction - whether it is in clinic or in labs, the opportunity to share what I know is truly an enriching experience.
Gayathri Srinivasan, MS, OD, Assistant Professor
NECO has many opportunities for students to engage in research. Depending on their level of interest and experience, students can complete a master’s degree in vision science with a faculty mentor, participate in an intensive summer research program, or work for a few hours each week in a laboratory.
Jane Gwiazda, PhD, Professor of Vision Science
One of my greatest goals is that my interns/future doctors would understand that they are looking at a whole person and not just their eyes. In any clinical rotation, they can learn to not just take care of someone's vision, but to also take into account their other medical and social issues with an interdisciplinary approach. They may be the only friendly face that the patient sees that day, or they may need that extra push to take care of their diabetes.
Amy Moy, OD, Clinical Faculty; Chief Clinical Officer, New England Eye
Technology has revolutionized the way we practice, as well as how how we train and educate students. It is our responsibility to teach students to be aware of changing standards and methods of care so they can stay apprised of emerging trends in care throughout their careers.
Tony Cavallerano, OD, Executive Director, Clinical Training and Patient Care