MCPHS University School of Optometry Receives Accreditation
The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education grants accreditation following a
comprehensive site visit.
WORCESTER, MA – At its annual meeting on June 20-23, 2018, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) considered the report of the March 25-28, 2018 evaluation visit to the professional optometric degree program at the MCPHS University School of Optometry. The ACOE voted to raise the program’s accreditation classification to “Accredited”. The classification of “Accredited” indicates that the program meets the ACOE standards with no deficiencies or weaknesses that compromise the educational effectiveness of the total program.
“We couldn’t be more excited to receive the ACOE’s decision,” said Dr. Morris Berman, Dean of the School. “Dedication to quality optometric education was at the heart of the tremendous effort needed to achieve this outcome. The faculty worked cohesively over several years to create an excellent program. There is a certain pride that comes with building something new. Our faculty, staff, students and graduates should all be very proud.”
MCPHS University prepares students for successful careers in healthcare though excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, professional service, and community engagement. MCPHS University founded the School of Optometry in 2011, at which time it became the 21st school in the United States. For more information on MCPHS University School of Optometry, please visit https://www.mcphs.edu/academics/school-of-optometry and follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/579484837/mcphs-school-of-optometry/?hl=en
The New England College of Optometry Board of Trustees has named Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, Diplomate, as the thirteenth President and CEO of the College. Dr. Purcell was selected following a national search to succeed Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, who will be stepping down after serving for nine years. He will take office on July 2, 2018.
Dr. Purdy and Dr. Forgues representing Massachusetts in Denver, Colorado at the 2018 Optometry Meeting.
Dr. Purdy carrying in the Massachusetts Flag at the Opening Ceremony at the Denver House of Delegates.
On Wednesday, June 13th, The MSO Executive Board Meeting was held at Holy Cross College. Dr. Morier was our guest lecturer from Genzyme Sanofi, Dr. Morier did a presentation on Fabry Disease. We would like to thank Dr. Scott for his many years of dedication and support to the MSO and the optometry profession. The MSO would like to congratulate Dr. Scott and wishes him well in his retirement
On Sunday, June 10th, the Second Annual Field of Vision Challenge was held at Holy Cross College. 25 Students from both NECO and MCPHS University played against one another in a softball game on Fitton Field. MCPHS was this years winner, Dr. Morris Berman was presented the trophy for 2018! The MSO would like to thank all of the players and spectators who came out to support this years event , we all enjoyed the fun filled afternoon. We would also like to thank our 2018 Field of Vision Sponsors, Pearlman Buying Group.