ASCO News

ASCO Now a Member of IPEC

ASCO Now a Member of IPEC

ASCO is one of nine new members of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) approved by way of a new institutional membership category. The move expands IPEC’s representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 15. IPEC was established in 2009, and ASCO was its first “Supporting Organization.” The other new institutional members are: […]

Optometry Makes the A-List(s) Yet Again

Optometry Makes the A-List(s) Yet Again

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report listed optometrist as one of “25 hot jobs that pay more than $100K.” It prefaced the list with: “If work-life balance, low stress and plentiful growth opportunities are the ingredients of a great career, then a fat paycheck is the cherry on top. Like it or not, […]

Number of Optometry Residency Positions Increases

Number of Optometry Residency Positions Increases

The results of ASCO’s Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) for 2016 were released on March 7. This year, 223 optometry residency sites, which had 429 available positions, participated. Last year, 210 participating residency sites had 411 available positions. In 2016, 81% of positions were filled, and 72% of applicants matched with a program. Matched applicants submitted […]

Vision Science Librarians Win Distinguished Achievement Award

Vision Science Librarians Win Distinguished Achievement Award

The Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL), which serves as the ASCO Vision Science Librarians SIG as well as a SIG for the Medical Library Association (MLA), is the winner of the MLA’s 2016 Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences. The Association was nominated for its paper, Standards […]

ASCO Supports Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act

ASCO Supports Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act

ASCO has signed on as a supporter of S. 2777, a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on April 11. The bill, also known as the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act, aims to modernize the prescription verification process for contact lenses and clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of […]

Report Tracks Research at ASCO Member Schools

Report Tracks Research at ASCO Member Schools

ASCO’s 2014-2015 Research Survey Report was distributed to the ASCO Board of Directors in March. The survey now covers the period July 1-June 30 rather than Oct. 1-Sept. 30 as in prior years. Another change to this year’s survey is that projects are listed by research expenses rather than grant amount. Research expenses reflect what […]

Student Award in Clinical Ethics

Student Award in Clinical Ethics

ASCO and the Ethics Educators SIG are pleased to announce Krystal Chee as the winner of the 2016 Student Award in Clinical Ethics. This annual national award provides the winner with a $1,000 award check and an acrylic engraved plaque. Krystal is a student at the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry and […]