Category Archives: Optometry

OptomCAS Application Cycle 2019-2020 is NOW OPEN!

NOW OPEN:  OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2019-2020!  As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application. The application is available at https://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. Please also take a look at the new site futureeyedoc.org.    

SUNY Optometry Admissions Camp

Greetings from SUNY Optometry! With the launch of the 19-20 OptomCAS application happening June 27th, we’d like to invite students to attend our Admissions Camp this summer:

  • Date: Friday, June 28th, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Location: SUNY Optometry campus
  • Register: www.sunyopt.edu/camp

Throughout the day, we’ll be providing tips and insights on how to build a competitive application, including: the personal statement, how to interview successfully, preparing for the OAT, strengthening self-control muscle, and more.

The camp will be valuable for any pre-health student, at any stage of their undergraduate careers, though particularly beneficial to those applying this upcoming cycle.

SUNY Optometry Spring Open House

SUNY Optometry has announced that registration for their Spring Open House is now available:

  • Spring Open House – Great opportunity to explore the profession by meeting faculty members, learning what it is like to be an optometry student by interacting with current students, and learning tips on how to build a competitive application.
    • Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for any of the events. Any questions should be directed to the General Admissions email at admissions@sunyopt.edu

CSTEP Internship Program at SUNY Optometry

Are you a pre-health student who is interested in learning more about the profession of optometry?  SUNY Optometry has opened their application cycle for new students for 2 programs:

1) Spring Internship: June 4 – June 14.  This is an exploratory program, designed to let students shadow in the clinics, visit private practices, go through professional school readiness workshops, network with the students and faculty, and do a research presentation to name a few.

2) Summer Academic Program: Every Tuesday, June 4 – July 30th.  In this academic program, students will get a chance to take introductory optometry curriculum courses with our renowned faculty, for 2 elective credits, possibly transferrable to the students’ college institution.  They also get a chance to shadow one day in the clinic.

**Applicants for the internship program must be New York State Residents and identify with a historically underrepresented group or an economically disadvantaged background.**

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.

Why Diversity Matters in Health Care

As a health professions student, you need to be aware of the complex issues that shape the health care field in the United States. Some of the most urgent topics today revolve around our nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of health care for ethnic, racial and economic minorities. Closely connected to this is the need to increase both the diversity and the cultural competence of our health care workforce.