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Optometry Summer Programs
Illinois College of Optometry - Focus on Your Future
The Illinois College of Optometry holds an annual summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a week-long experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.
The Ohio State University - I-DOC
The Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers program is an intensive three-day program for people from an underrepresented ethnicity interested in finding out more about an optometric career. The program provides information about optometry through hands-on experiences, and it aims to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic minority optometrists.
Pacific University - InSight
Pacific University's InSight is a program that introduces underrepresented minority students to the profession of optometry through a 3-day, in-residence experience on Pacific University's Forest Grove campus. The three days are filled with hands-on workshops, information sessions, case conferences and social events that educate students on the profession of optometry, and prepare students to competitively finish up the pre-health undergraduate curriculum.
University of California, Berkeley - Opto-Camp
The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school. The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.
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