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Winner of the 2016 Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award

Stephen Burwell, CO, COT won the 2016 Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award. This national recognition

is given to the orthoptist, and training program, who received the highest written and oral scores on that year’s board certification.2016 Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award winner

Stephen joined Children’s Eye Care in 2012 as an ophthalmic tech-trainee two years after completing her BS in neuroscience at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. In 2014, he became a student of Children’s Eye Care’s orthoptic training program. This training program consists of didactic and clinical instruction by staff orthoptists and pediatric ophthalmologists. After completing a two year internship, the student is then eligible to take the AACO national certification written and practical examinations.

Children’s Eye Care’s training program is led by certified orthoptists Judy Petrunak, CO, COT and Mary DeYoung-Smith, CO, COMT with the assistance of pediatric ophthalmologists Alexandra O. Apkarian, MD, John D. Baker, MD, Lisa Bohra, MD, Elena M. Gianfermi, MD, Rajesh C. Rao, MD, John D. Roarty, MD and Leemor B. Rotberg, MD.

During his training, he worked extremely hard learning this field. He is now working with us as a staff orthoptist. Stephen is the third student of Children’s Eye Care’s training program and our second student to win the Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award.

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Stephen Burwell completes CEC’s Orthoptic Program

Stephen Burwell becomes board certified orthoptistWe are proud to announce that our orthoptic student has successful completed our two year orthoptic training program. Stephen Burwell, BS, COT has completed the intensive program as well as passed his written and oral boards with the American Orthoptic Council to become a board-certified orthoptist. He will then join Children’s Eye Care as a staff orthoptist.

Congratulations to Stephen and his fabulous teachers and mentors at Children’s Eye Care.

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Winner of the 2015 Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award

American Association of Certified Orthoptists

Nina Palomba, CO, COA won the 2015 Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award. This national recognition is given to the orthoptist, and training program, who received the highest written and oral scores on that year’s board certification.

Ms. Palomba joined Children’s Eye Care in 2011 as an ophthalmic tech-trainee a year after completing her BS in child development at Central Michigan University. In 2013, she became a student of Children’s Eye Care’s Orthoptic training program. This training program consists of didactic and clinical instruction by staff orthoptists and pediatric ophthalmologists. After completing a two year internship, the student is then eligible to take the AACO national certification written and practical examinations.

Children’s Eye Care’s training program is led by certified orthoptists Judy Petrunak, CO, COT and Mary DeYoung-Smith, CO, COMT with the assistance of pediatric ophthalmologists Alexandra O. Apkarian, MD, John D. Baker, MD, Lisa Bohra, MD, Elena M. Gianfermi, MD, Rajesh C. Rao, MD, John D. Roarty, MD and Leemor B. Rotberg, MD.

Ms. Palomba is the second student of Children’s Eye Care’s training program. During her training, she worked extremely hard learning this field. She always started and ended every day with a smile and laugh, and she loved motivating everyone to have a very elaborate Halloween theme. She is now working at Boston Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, as a staff orthoptist.

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Nina Palomba completes CEC’s Orthoptic Program

Orthoptic student graduates

Student graduates from orthoptic training program.

 

We are proud to announce that our orthoptic student has successful completed our two year orthoptic training program. Nina Palomba, BS, COA has completed the intensive program as well as passed her written boards.

This fall she will take her oral boards with the American Orthoptic Council to become a board-certified orthoptist. She will then join the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital as a staff orthoptist.

Congratulations to Nina and her fabulous teachers and mentors at Children’s Eye Care. At her graduation party, her mentors celebrated her success with a rendition of one of her favorite songs from Frozen. Check out the video of the humorous and touching song. Do You Want to Work in Orthoptics

And, if you’re interested in learning more about orthoptics, visit http://childrenseyecaremich.com/academics/orthoptics.

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First Student Graduates from Orthoptic Training Program

Martha Wright, CO, COT

First orthoptic student, Martha Wright, CO, COT, graduates from CEC’s orthoptic training program.

 

Martha Wright, CO, COT is the first student to graduate from CEC’s orthoptic training program. We are proud to announce that our first orthoptic student has successful completed our orthoptic training program. Martha Wright, CO, COT has completed the intensive program as well as passed her written boards and oral boards with the American Orthoptic Council. Martha is now recognized as a board-certified orthoptist.

And, we are lucky and excited that she chose to join our practice as a staff orthoptist. She will primarily be working in our West Bloomfield office and our Dept of Ophthalmology clinic at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Congratulations to Martha and her fabulous teachers and mentors at Children’s Eye Care. Martha joins a group of highly trained pediatric ophthalmologists and orthoptists who are passionate about the visual development of children.

If you’re interested in learning more about orthoptics, visit our page about Orthoptics training.

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