Originally Posted by optsuker
Wow! what OD's have you been shadowing?
Year after year, by far, the lowest GPA and OAT of all schools. Poor NBEO pass rates as well.
For as long as I can remember, IAUPR has been known as the school for native spanish speakers & those who want immersion in the laguage, but primarily as the school for applicants rejected by all other programs or kicked out of another school.
I'm sure the clinical/academic training is adequate, but you're starting in a hole with those numbers.
in the end...an OD is an OD no matter where you went to obtain it. Post-graduation, ODs are all on the same playing field. An OD who graduated from Puerto Rico will know the same things (except maybe spanish) and do the same things that an OD who graduated from (INSERT NAME OF SCHOOL HERE).
If you are good, people will come to you regardless of where you went.
How many of our patients are going to care where we went to to get our schooling..slim to none - because in our profession, it doesn't matter. Or better yet, how many will refuse to come to us because of the school we went to? again...slim to none...and if so..thats fine, i wouldnt have wanted them as patients anyway - scaring off the normal people.
Whether you go to the most expensive school or the cheapest school, a school on an island, or a school on the mainland, whether you go to Canada, or stay in the US...if you're going to be a practitioner, it wont matter.
We are all held to the same standard on the boards
Just keep that in mind...