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Posted On: 07/11/2016

The participants completed coursework in neuro & ocular anatomy, geometric & ophthalmic optics, optometric procedures, pathology, physiology and vision science. Via the Houston chapter of the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators’ Professional Development Program, UHCO Associate Professor Jason Porter, along with UHCO Ph.D. candidates, led an interactive morning of optics lab experimentation with the program participants. Additionally, each TEXOCOP student researched and presented a topic Grand Rounds-style to College faculty, staff and students, fielding questions and leading discussion about his or her work. Furthering their classroom work, the students shadowed O.D.s and student clinicians in the University Eye Institute and volunteered with a vision screening at Houston’s Memorial Assistance Ministries, seeing over 30 patients as they practiced their skills alongside UHCO student clinicians and Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of UHCO’s Mobile Eye Institute Dr. Gavin Gerondale.
Offered annually at no cost to the student participants, TEXOCOP continues to be a leading optometry school preparatory program for students across the U.S., enhancing their competitiveness for application to optometry schools and supporting their progression through the professional optometry curriculum. For more information on TEXOCOP, please click here.

Photo: 2016 TEXOCOP students with a few of their UHCO student teachers.