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International Student Pursues His Dream Through PCO/Salus Program

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International Student Pursues His Dream Through PCO/Salus Program

Antonio Martinez Barrera considers the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University the perfect place to continue his dream of becoming a licensed optometrist in the United States. But as dreams go though, his has had a high degree of difficulty up until this point.

Martinez Barrera, originally from Cuba, was on the University’s Elkins Park, Pennsylvania campus in early August for the second time this year (the first time was in April) along with other international students pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Optometry degree through the University’s Department of International and Continuing Education.

When looking for a university in which to pursue his MSc, PCO/Salus stood out for its international program, according to Martinez Barrera.

“I decided to apply to PCO/Salus because there are two programs, the master’s degree and the doctorate degree. It gives me the opportunity to get my license in a good period,” he said. “PCO/Salus is perfect for international students because there are many options.”


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