Medical / surgical technician (gap-year)
This is a full-time track where the technicians will work patients through a customer service focused exam, followed by discussion with our refractive surgery expert doctors to determine candidacy. Technicians also work with post operative patients at all points in their healing process, and will learn from our doctors on how to counsel patients with any range of experiences. Emphasis as well on business development and how to market to an online audience effectively.
Shriya, Tran, Alec, Jacqui, Abby, Addy, Bryce, Chidinma, Grace, Kate, Kritika, Aaron, Lauren, Mary, Mariyam, Ronald
Vision Care Partners is hiring college graduates who are preparing to enter medical school or optometry school within the next two to three years. These individuals are trained in our office as medical/surgical technicians to work full-time alongside our regular, tenured staff. Our “gap year” technicians receive extensive clinical training in diagnostic testing, medical history taking, electronic medical record (EMR) use, scribing and exam documentation, one-on-one patient care, and customer service. Our technicians also receive extensive surgical training in processing and management of sterile surgical instrumentation, scrubbing and the practice of sterile technique, medical laser calibration and operation, administering medications for patient procedural sedation, and all other aspects of the surgical technologist role.
Dr. Brinton is a fellowship trained, board certified physician and surgeon. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of LASIK and vision correction surgery. Vision Care Partners is an FDA clinical research trial site and has its own in-office surgical suite where we are able to perform the full range of laser and lens vision correction procedures. Students will receive both clinical and surgical training that provides valuable experience for entering medical/optometry school as well as for the application process.
Carley Manuel – UMSL College of Optometry, Class of ’27
Jared Alt – University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Class of ’27
Diana Castellanos – Yale University, PA School, Class of ’25
Tony Ho – A.T. Still University, Class of ’24
Ariel Burbridge – Washington University, Class of ’24