Pathways to Practice - Dr. Beneski
As a new OD, Rachel M. Beneski, OD, Advanced Eyecare Associates in Ledgewood, N.J., is eager to make her mark. In this Pathways to Practice video, she talks about her top-notch clinical and practice management education at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, as well as what she learned in multiple clinical rotations at a VA hospital, a vision therapy practice, a laser eye center and several private practices. She credits mentors at the VA with challenging her to understand how valuable a residency would be. Dr. Beneski also talks about the adjustment of coming from a school where 70 percent of the students are women into a workforce in which some patients still express surprise to see "a woman doctor."