MOSPPA

Michigan Optometric Student Private Practice Association

MOSPPA

PURPOSE: The objective of this organization is to inform and educate students at the Michigan College of Optometry and at Ferris State University who are interested in learning more about what private practice consists of and what it has to offer to the optometric private practitioner. The organization will explore, through independent speakers, presentations, and activities, the opportunities, rewards, and challenges faced regarding both the technical and business aspects of this mode of optometric practice.

MEMBERSHIP:  Any student attending the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University may become a member of the organization. In order to achieve active member status, students must attend five meetings, presentations, or other organization sponsored events per academic year. Each academic year will mark a new term for the opportunity to achieve active member status. Members are not required to pay dues but are expected to contribute in MOSPPA fundraising activities. Members are expected to behave positively and courteously when attending any meeting, presentation, or activity.

Fall 2010 Presentations:

 

Tuesday, October 5th

Dr. Jim Bond of the Newton Group

"Managing and Designing an Optical"

Rankin Center Dome Room

6:30-7:30PM Presentation

7:30-7:40PM Refreshments

7:40-8PM Question/Answer Session 

 

Tuesday, November 2nd

Alan Cleinmen of Cleinman Performance Partners Inc.

"Entrepreneurial Optometry-Controlling Your Destiny"

Holiday Inn & Convention Center

6:30-7:00PM Dinner Served

7:00-8:00PM Presentation

8:00-8:30PM Question/Answer Session 

**Third year students who plan on applying for the Graduate Connections Grant MUST attend this event**

 
Spring Semester 2010 Presentations:

Dr. Robert Molter Jr., OD FAAO
"Marketing in a Small Town"
Dr. Molter Bio
Wednesday February 10, 2010

Tuesday April 30, 2010
Dr. J. Gregory Ford, OD
"Marketing in a Large City"
West Campus Community Center
Presentation 6-6:50 PM, break for refreshments
Question/Answer Session 7-7:30 PM

Tuesday April 20, 2010
Dr. Scott Buckingham, OD
"Marketing in a Medium City"
Dr. Buckingham Bio
West Campus Community Center
Presentation 6-6:50 PM, break for refreshments
Question/Answer Session 7-7:30 PM