Category Archives: Optometry

Ohio State Optometry Admissions Visit Day – September 30

Saturday, September 30th – 12:30 – 4:30pm

Ohio State University College of Optometry

338 West 10th Ave

Columbus, OH 43210

 

Our Autumn Visit Day at The Ohio State University College of Optometry offers a special opportunity to learn more about the admissions process, opportunities to tour our academic and clinical facilities, explore careers in optometry, and meet with college faculty, students, administrators, and alumni. We encourage high school and college students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic advisors to attend this event.

Reservations are requested. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit https://optometry.osu.edu/visitday

 

OptomCAS Application Cycle 2017-2018 is NOW OPEN!

NOW OPEN:  OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2017-2018!  As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application.  The application is available at www.optomcas.org  and also directly at http://optomcas.liaisoncas.com.

MORE INFORMATION:  General information about the OptomCAS process along with more specific information about LORs and prerequisites, etc. can be found on the OptomCAS website.  The Applicants and Advisors page is a useful resource for applicants.

 

SUNY Optometry Information Session

Christian Alberto, MSEd, Associate Director of Admissions of the SUNY State College of Optometry will host an info session at UB NEXT Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in 118 Baldy Hall.  He will speak about the profession and future direction of optometry, answer your questions about the admission process, and address how you can assemble a competitive application.

 Learn more at www.sunyopt.edu/explore

 

Ohio State Optometry – Admissions Visit Day – April 1

Ohio State Optometry Visit Day

We welcome prospective students, advisors, alumni, and friends to our Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, April 1 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. The event will navigate students through the admissions process as they participate in workshops focusing in on the OptomCAS Application, Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), Interview Skills, Financing Your Education, and Shadowing an Optometrist. In addition, our faculty and students will lead tours of our clinical facilities and classrooms. You’ll have an opportunity to talk directly with current students, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the day.

Reservations are requested for the event. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit http://optometry.osu.edu/visitday.

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  Applications welcome through the April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at www.optometry.osu.edu/idoc  

 

Unite For Sight Opportunities

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 2.2 million patients living in poverty, including more than 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Webinar

Are you a college freshman or sophomore seeking a summer career-enrichment opportunity within the health professions?  Register today to join the upcoming Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) webinar and get an in-depth look into all the program has to offer.  The webinar will occur Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 5 PM EST. Register today for the SHPEP webinar to learn the first-hand experience of past SHPEP scholars who successfully completed the 6-week summer career-enrichment experience! Webinar panelists will include SHPEP alumni and ambassadors who will discuss the academic possibilities they obtained, thanks to their educational experience at the SHPEP. The University of Iowa will also offer great tips and insight to potential applicants eager to apply.

Formerly SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program), the program expanded in 2016 to include a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant.  Participation in the summer enrichment program may better position students for acceptance into advanced degree programs.  Students should visit www.shpep.org to learn more and apply to the SHPEP today.  The application deadline is March 1, 2017.