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Summer Program (SEE at CCO)

Optometry in Downers Grove


Program Info
Highlights
2019 Dates
Eligibility Requirements
Application Process and Deadlines
Timeline for Notification of Acceptance to SEE at CCO
Registration Details
Program Outline

Program Info

The Summer Eye Experience at the Chicago College of Optometry (SEE at CCO) is a three-day program that will expose students to the Doctor of Optometry degree. Students will attend workshops tailored specifically for those interested in pursuing a future in optometry. Sessions will be offered to help prepare the student’s application portfolio for admission, and classes will provide a glimpse into the day of an optometry student. Students will also attend hands-on laboratories where they will learn basic optometric skills.

Highlights

2019 Dates

Monday, August 12 beginning at 8:00 AM through Wednesday, August 14 ending at 5:00 PM.

Eligibility Requirements

Application Process and Deadlines

All components of the application must be mailed to:

SEE at CCO
Midwestern University
Chicago College of Optometry
ATTN: Dr. John Gialousakis
Director of Curriculum Development
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

A completed application must be submitted by May 15, 2019.

Timeline for Notification of Acceptance to SEE at CCO

Applicants will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance no later than June 1, 2019.

Registration Details

There are no registration fees to participate. Participants will be responsible for travel to and from Midwestern University's Downers Grove, IL campus, as well as their own accommodations. Meals (breakfast and lunch) will be covered by CCO.

Program Outline

During the program, participants will be introduced to the exciting world of optometry. Below is a tentative outline of the 2019 SEE at CCO program. Click HERE for a printable flier.

August 12-14, 2019 Tentative Schedule

     

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday  

   

8:00

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast 

   

8:30

   

9:00

Orientation  

 

Optometry Skills

Lab

 

Study Skills 

   

9:30

   

10:00

Academic Campus

Tour

Preparing for the OAT

   

10:30

   

11:00

Optometry

Building

Tour

Pediatrics, Vision

Therapy, and

Low Vision

Discussion

Preparing your

OptomCAS application

   

11:30

   

12:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch 

   

12:30

   

1:00

Eye Institute

Tour

Ocular Disease

Discussion

Tips & Tricks to Rock

Your Interview

   

1:30

   

2:00

 

Clinical

Shadowing

 

 

Anatomy and

Optics Lab

 

Admissions

Discussion

   

2:30

   

3:00

Financial Aid 

   

3:30

   

4:00

Open Discussion

with Current

Students

Contact Lens

Discussion

Farewell Reception 

   

4:30

   

Day One: learn about CCO (academic and clinical) and talk with current students

Day Two: a day in the life of an optometry student

 

 

 

Day Three: preparing for optometry school admission (studying, applying, OAT, interview)

 

For questions about the SEE at CCO program, please contact Dr. John Gialousakis at 630 / 960-3185 or jgialousakis@midwestern.edu.