School of Optometry’s Private Practice Club.

School of Optometry’s Private Practice Club Kicks Off New Semester

September 25, 2017

  • On September 19, 2017, the School of Optometry’s Private Practice Club hosted their first meeting of the new academic year. The meeting included featured speaker Dr. Will To, OD, who spoke about building your own personal brand as an optometrist in a lecture titled “Modern Optometry: Building Your Brand”.

    The meeting was attended by more than 85 students, making it one of the largest events in the organization’s history.

    "This first meeting was a great start to the year, and I hope the members realize that we're just getting started,” said Akshay Patil, Doctor of Optometry ’19, who serves as president of the organization. “We have some very exciting semesters ahead.”

    The Private Practice Club (PPC) at MCPHS works to educates optometry students on a variety of different optometry practices and business management skills, as well as on how other professions impact the optometric profession. Earlier this year, Private Practice Club received the Organization of the Year award, making it the first optometric club to receive the accolade.

    Pictured: Private Practice Club executive board leaders Cassandra Breach, Keely Toma, Will To, and Akshay Patil (left to right).

    The School of Optometry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) offers a four-year, full-time Doctor of Optometry program designed to prepare students with the requisite skills, experience, and confidence to practice and advance as a professional optometrist in a wide variety of clinical settings.