Overseas Externships for final year students

Overseas externships continue to be a capstone experience for our final year students.  Students have travelled to a wide range of locations again this year.

Isaac Curkpatrick and Mark Glogowski (pictured 1st and 3rd from the left)

For the second year now students have attended Oklahoma which is a very interesting site for students to visit because optometrists in Oklahoma have access to an extended scope of practice including anterior eye laser procedures and minor eyelid surgical techniques. Below are some comments from Isaac Curkpatrick and Mark Glogowski regarding their placement: “The experience during our externship in Oklahoma was incredible. What we have learnt across the last 4 years easily translated to the landscape of optometry in Oklahoma and the USA. The scope of practice here in Australia as optometrists definitely has the space and capacity to expand”.