Originally Posted by im4eye
What I don't get is why are we questioning people's authenticity and intentions behind comments when there should be some real conversation taking place here. From what I gather this thread is for informative purposes and so it should be used for that.
yeah, I agree....I dont understand the haters who know nothing about Puerto Rico or its school. Where do you get off judging that school? Do your research...
Fact: 34.10 % of the spanish speaking population of the world lives in north america. (http://www.spanishseo.org/resources/...ing-population
in some parts of the US local percentages of spanish-speaking people (can be 40% or higher (AZ, TX, FL...to name a few)
and the stats are ever increasing.
do the math...if you cant speak spanish, ~30% of your client base wont come to you, or if they do, you will have to rely on or even be paying someone else to translate for you.
if your potential client base were 10,000 people....and each one came in regularly (except those who speak spanish, because you don't speak it) and each time they visited, they only paid $1 in a given year...that would leave you with that would leave you with $7000 wherein you could have earned $10,000.
i know my analogy is lame but..still
in the real world - there is competition, you may wont get your entire patient base. you'll be loosing it to someone else for whatever the reason (lower prices, better selection, closer location, SPANISH competency...etc)
what im trying to get at here is that there is only ONE school that is an official BILINGUAL SPAN/ENG school in the US. What it has to offer besides that is good pathology (that I wont find on the mainland) among other things, Im sure. I think whomever is permitted to go there is lucky (either for schooling, or for an externship)
I say...there should be less haters from the outside looking in, more positive from the inside, and more curiosity from the outside. Since optometry has no ranking system, and all the schools teach the same material. this school is just as good as any other - who knows, maybe better...
it looks like there are some pretty good students there from the posts in this thread.
It looks like they are willing to answer any concerns we may have