Applications are currently being accepted for ASCO’s Practice Management Education Awards for schools and colleges of optometry. The award program was established in 2013 to provide funding to innovative activities and programs that augment the practice management educational experience for optometry students. The program, which has offered awards of up to $2,000, funds cutting-edge, replicable programs that enhance student education, promote the success of the student as a future practitioner and strengthen an institution’s commitment to training in practice management. Award monies enable ASCO institutions to fund activities and programs such as seminars, outside speakers and mentoring/guidance programs for optometry students.
The deadline to apply for a Practice Management Education Award is midnight Aug. 26, 2016. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. Members of the ASCO Academic Affairs Committee plan to review the applications in September.
For criteria and application information and to read about programs that have been granted awards in the past, visit the Practice Management Education Awards page at the ASCO website.