What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

Ketchum Magazine’s Inaugural Issue

The online inaugural issue of a brand new publication, Ketchum Magazine!

Ketchum Magazine is the official periodical of Marshall B. Ketchum University, published twice a year for university alumni, faculty, staff and friends of MBKU. Look here to find articles, keep you up to date with what is happening at Marshall B. Ketchum University.



Of particular importance to pre-optometry students:

Future of Medical Education

New virtual reality technology:  While medical education often relies on different types of virtual reality simulators, not many simulators for optometric education exist.  MBKU is among the early adopters of the Eyesi Indirect and Eyesi Direct Ophthalmoscope Simulators, which perform as their names suggest by having students look through the devices to practice ophthalmoscopy exams on virtual patients rather than solely on their classmates. The simulators give students a broader view of the retina—a scope that is often limited in human patients—and gives direct procedural and diagnostic feedback to fine-tune students’ skills before they perform real-life examinations…(read more)

VR Magic Our Students

Optometry students getting their first experience with VR Magic, the Eyesi Indirect Simulator

  • Student Stories Winter 2016:  MBKU attracts some of the best optometry and PA students in the nation. We are proud to bring their stories to you here.
  • Ketchum Health: Marshall B. Ketchum University’s newest interprofessional health care center.
  • MS in Vision Science: To prepare more optometrists to become researchers or teachers, Ketchum University began a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree program in 2010.
  • MBKU Faculty Publications: A listing of MBKU faculty publications in peer-reviewed journals for January through October 2015.
  • Investigating Myopia Treatment: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI) is sponsoring a three-year research study to investigate the control of myopia progression through optical interventions.

The Mission of Marshall B. Ketchum University is to educate caring, inspired health care professionals who are prepared to deliver collaborative, pa­tient-centric health care in an interprofes­sional environment.




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