Although each Ross instructor is highly skilled and knowledgeable in their field, it is always enjoyable to have a guest speaker brought in to talk about their specific area of expertise. Guest speakers often impact staff as well as students. They bring new ideas, perspectives, and opportunities into the classroom, building on the knowledge of both faculty and students.
The Ross Medical Education Center campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky recently had the great honor of hosting a guest lecturer from the Fort Campbell Optometry Department. Dr. Bishop has worked in the Optometry field for over 30 years. Because of his extensive experience, he happily agreed to be a guest speaker to the classroom. During his time at Ross, he covered eye exams and diseases and disorders of the eyes, as well as proper documentation. Campus Director Chad Spence stated, “having a guest speaker can be a great tool for the enhancement of a class because it offers a new perspective and variety in the way it is taught as well as providing important specific subjects that are often not expanded on a regular class.”
When asked about his experience working in a classroom setting, Dr. Bishop shared, “I enjoyed fielding questions from the students regarding topics like glaucoma and cataracts; it allowed me to expand into testing for the diseases and disorders and surgeries to correct them.” Mrs. Chris Leonard, the campus’ Assistant Campus Director of Education, was thrilled to have Dr. Bishop visit, stating that “a student tends to be more interested in participating in class when there is an opportunity to expand on a topic he or she would like to know more about.” From the Bowling Green faculty, staff, and students, “we would like to thank Dr. Bishop for sharing his 30 years of knowledge and look forward to the next opportunity to have him as our guest here at our campus!”