The Private Practice Club (PPC) was established in 2007 with the goal of cultivating the future’s leaders in optometry by providing business management education and insights into the world of private practice to students. In doing so, students will be more prepared for the obstacles and challenges of private practice. Meetings are conducted in presentation format and are delivered by a variety of experts including owners of private practices, financial planners, professors, and industry experts. It is the club’s goal to offer presentations and workshops that are of interest and value to all students, regardless of their future employment desires.
In general we hold workshops and host speakers that provide students with tools, ideas, and advice for optometric business management, private practice, and successful leadership. There is almost always food at our events! Even if students are not specifically interested in private practice following graduation, PPC has something to offer every student regardless of plans after optometry school. The Private Practice Club offers and encourages networking opportunities with doctors in private practice as well as other practice modalities.
- Optical Workshop, with Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
- Dining with the ODs event, held every spring
- Strategies for Success Acceleration workshop, with Optometric Insights
- Speaker: The Williams Group - "Tips for Buying a Practice"
- VSP Van Visit - Club got to make their own pairs of glasses!
Club Requirements: There are no requirements to be involved in PPC! Thanks to the generous support of Vision Service Plan, no dues are required for membership. The PPC requires attendance of at least one meeting yearly to maintain membership.
Current Student President: Tiana Camarillo, Class of 2018
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Bastian