Vision Health Center, P.C. in Dubuque has been working with Loras students for over 30 years. The students get exposed to a busy medical-based optometry clinic as well as the business aspect of running a practice.
The program started initially in a shadow format that could transform into an intern opportunity. Dr. Steven Sloan (’78), Loras Board of Regents, credits Loras for how well these students are prepared.
“These students are not only bright and well-focused they are amazingly sensitive to the needs and the concerns of those around them,” Dr. Sloan said. “This combination of strong analytic thinking and empathy will carry them to achievements beyond their expectations.”
Dr Sloan is proud of the fact that all the students who shadowed or interned with him, which now exceeds well over 30 in number, have all been accepted into professional schools, including medical, podiatry, pharmacy and of course, optometry.
He will often tell new students “You can’t break my string – we are batting a thousand!”