Canadian Optometry Students Team Up in Ireland to Share Journey
Canadians Danny and Gagan, 3rd year Optometry students at Technological University Dublin (Ireland) share their perspectives on the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in scope of practice and perceived professional role of Optometry in Ireland and the UK compared to North America in their new podcast “The Primary Eye Guys”.
The pair of Canucks, from Victoria, BC, and Toronto respectively, started their podcast in December 2018 with a view to share their story of pursuing optometric study outside of North America.
A lack of good information on optometry foreign study options outside of North America was a motivating factor to launch Primary Eye Guys podcast.
The “light and entertaining” series documents their journey to the Irish Optometry school from Canadian jobs in health care that included pharmacy and optometric assistant roles.
They hope to bring in guests to share learning form others on how optometric career paths evolve. Danny and Gagan’s aim is to repatriate down the road but they know that there will be some hoops to jump through to achieve their goals.
You can follow the guys at https://primaryeyeguys.podbean.com/
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