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Doctor of Optometry

Thursday, March 5, 2020
A clarifying photo of Doctor of Optometry Program

AAUP announced that it started teaching the Doctor of Optometry program in Ramallah Campus. This program will focus on eye primary care and early detection of eye diseases in Palestine, where lots of people face optical problems_ according to studies and statistics from the World Health Organization.

Doctor of Optometry Program is considered to be one of the distinguish programs that AAUP offers under collaboration with State University of New York (SUNY) which is one of the prestigious universities in the United States of America.

AAUP also asserted that there will be a meeting between faculty members from SUNY with the enrolled students in this program through video conference during the next week, aiming to discuss the studying plan and teaching techniques.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
A meeting between Prof. Waleed Deeb – the Academic Advisor of the Board of Directors and the Founding President and Dr. David A. Heath- the President of the College of Optometry of the State University of New York (SUNY) and some faculty members.

During the meeting between Prof. Waleed Deeb – the Academic Advisor of the Board of Directors and the Founding President and Dr. David A. Heath- the President of the College of Optometry of the State University of New York (SUNY) with the presence of other faculty members, SUNY welcomed the launching of the Doctor of Optometry Program in AAUP in Palestine.

During the meeting, they discussed the launching of the Doctor of Optometry program in AAUP to be complementary to the work of ophthalmologists, not a substitute or a competitor to them. Dr. Heath congratulated the Arab American University for this achievement that will enhance and improve the services provided in the primary eye care field in Palestine.

During the meeting, they also discussed the visit schedule of the faculty members of the College of Optometry in SUNY to AAUP to start teaching in the Doctor of Optometry program.

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