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.**
NOW OPEN: OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2018-2019! As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application.
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 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.
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.