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A group of Southern College of Optometry (SCO) volunteers traveled to East Tennessee to volunteer their services during a Remote Area Medical (RAM) trip in Knoxville. Regional RAM events provide underserved residents with access to medical, vision and dental care.
More than a dozen SCO interns and residents made the trip. Ellen Owen, '13, RAM Regional Coordinator, reported that the group saw 266 patients on Saturday and made 337 pairs of glasses. On Sunday, the group saw an additional 102 patients and made 124 pairs of glasses for a weekend grand total of 368 patients and 461 pairs of glasses.
Participants included Megan Kortum, Megan Ebel, Ben Winters, Derek Black, Rachana Shah, Amber Busche, Tripper Robinson, Jason Dunn, Sara Downes, Samuel Johnson, Ellen Owen, Dr. Michael Dasinger, and Dr. Kelley Dasinger.
For their additional support, RAM wishes to thank Drs. Beth Sparrow, Pinakin Gunvant Davey, Michael Dasinger, Kelley Dasinger, and Beau Willis.