The Indian Health Service offers an excellent opportunity for health professions students to enhance their professional growth and knowledge.
The Southern California College of Optometry began its relationship with the Indian Health Service in 1974.
Today, SCCO has Memoranda of Understanding for clinical education of its students with nine of the 12 IHS area offices across the country.
In 1994-95,37.6 percent of SCCO's graduating class received a portion of their senior year clinical training in externships with the Indian Health Service.
A total of 15,834 patient encounters were logged by the students while they were at the IHS sites.
Fifty different types of procedures were reported by the students, reflecting an extensive clinical experience.
The types of patients seen and the complexity of the patient mix, varied across the different student externships.
The Indian Health Service is truly a great resource for the education of our future doctors of optometry.
Indian Health Service, optometry program, externship, ocular disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Optométrie, Etudiant, Coopération internationale, Enseignement universitaire, Homme, Inde, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Optometry, Student, International cooperation, Higher education, Human, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0299517
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.