Originally Posted by dylennon
What sources are best for unbiased research for pre-opt students? In reviewing these forums I've seen that the AOA fuels the BLS findings and that information is skewed. I've seen at least 2 current ODs say that other ODs are prone to dishonesty when discussing the profession with prospective students (due to an unwillingness to admit they themselves made a poor decision). I have a friend that is a recent grad that I trust, but outside of that what are the best sources for unbiased information?
From my shadowing experience there are positive and negative ODs. One guy tried to steer me away from optometry and told me to apply to DO school. Another guy said optometry is great and he loves it. Then I mentioned the negative OD to the positive OD and the positive OD told me, "What he is 40? And he doesn't have his own practice by now? There's something wrong with that." and then he just shook his head in pity.
I'd say government websites are the most objective sources out there but I could be wrong.