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Class of 2018 Acceptances

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by opt003, 09.05.13.


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  1. Katie Rachon

    Katie Rachon

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    Location:
    MI
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    Pre-Optometry

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    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 9/19
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): can't remember exact dates, but all contacted me within 2 weeks of submitting my supplemental application
    Date Interview Scheduled: MCO 10/7 ICO 10/15 IUSO 11/1 UABSO 11/12 (had to cancel :( ) PCO 12/18
    Accepted (indicate school attending): MCO, ICO, IUSO (still deciding!)
    Bachelor's Degree: Biology (spring 2014)
    OAT (AA, TS) 340 (AA) 330 (TS)
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.65 (overall) 3.5 (science)

    Extracurriculars: Sorority, Club Tennis Team, Order of Omega, Conversation Partners, Pre-Opt Club, Pre-PT Club, FSU Honors Program, FSU Homecoming Court, Lifeguard and WSI, 20 hours shadowing
  2. jage2522

    jage2522

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    Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: OSU, IU (9/27), UAB (10/24)
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): UAB (10/29), OSU (11/12)
    Date Interview Scheduled: UAB (11/5), OSU (12/2 - Cancelled)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): UAB (11/11 - attending)
    Bachelor's Degree:Kinesiology
    OAT (AA, TS): 310, 300
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.66, 3.44

    Extracurriculars: Volunteered with Special Olympics, Lion's Club, Remote Area Medical, 4 Paws for Ability. Involved in and holding leadership positions in pre-optometry club, fraternity, AED, KHP Club, Phi Eta Sigma. Also in club basketball and a freshman mentor... Over several years, have shadowed 8 doctors and currently work part time in a practice and at a job on campus.
    Last edited: 11.20.13
  3. FreshVisionary

    FreshVisionary

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 10/01/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): MCO (10/16/13) ... OSU, IUSO, ICO, PCO and NOVA
    Date Interview Scheduled: MCO (11/04/13)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): MCO (11/08/13 - Attending)
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S. in Pre-Medicine (Actual major at my University)
    OAT (AA, TS) 340, 340
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.10, 3.22
    Extracurriculars: 200+ volunteer hours, 30 hours of shadowing 5 different optometrists.
    Last edited: 11.23.13
  4. Kurgen525

    Kurgen525

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 8/1/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): PCO (8/7/13), ICO (9/16/13), OSU (10/1/13), SCO (9/23/13)
    Date Interview Scheduled: PCO (9/30/13), ICO (10/14/13), OSU (10/28/13), SCO (11/22/13- Cancelled)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): PCO (10/7/13), ICO (10/21/13), OSU (10/29/13- Attending)
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S. Biochemistry
    OAT (AA, TS) 340, 330
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.46, 3.51

    Extracurriculars: Typical assortment of activities. 2+ years post college working experience. 16 hours shadowing 2 different optometrists.
  5. ArkansasHog

    ArkansasHog

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    Location:
    Fayetteville, AR
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 10/31
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): Western U (11/13), SCO (11/18), UIWRSO (10/29), NSU (11/14)
    Date Interview Scheduled: Western U (12/6 - cancelled), SCO (11/22 - cancelled), UIWRSO (11/15 - Attending!)
    Bachelor's Degree: Biology (fall 2013)
    OAT (AA, TS) 330 (AA) 310 (TS)
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.10 (overall) 2.87 (science)

    Extracurriculars: Pre-optometry club, college football team captain, 75+ hours of work experience, 18 hours of shadowing, The Miracle League volunteer, full time job, etc.
    Last edited: 11.19.13
  6. beansmd

    beansmd

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    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 10/1/2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for : Midwestern , NOVA, Southern
    Date Interview Scheduled: Midwestern ( 12/19), NOVA (11/1), Southern ( did not schedule yet)
    Bachelors Degree: Biology and Chemistry 2010
    OAT ( AA, TS): 300,300
    GPA ( Overall, Science ): 3.61, 3.4
    School Attending: Accepted at NOVA 11/15/2013

    Does anyone know if there is a facebook group for NOVA Optometry students class of 2018?
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  7. vedward

    vedward

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    congratulations on your acceptance! I got accepted too, but I cant find a facebook group for NOVA class of 2018
  8. SouthoftheMasonDixon

    SouthoftheMasonDixon

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    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 10/31/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): NSUOCO, SCO, UMSL, UHCO
    Date Interview Scheduled: NSUOCO - 11/18; UMSL - 11/26; UHCO - (cancelled); SCO - (declined); NOVA - (declined); UIWCO (declined)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): NSUOCO & UMSL (haven't made final decision)
    Bachelor's Degree: General Studies
    OAT (AA, TS): 320, 290
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.90, 3.85

    Extracurriculars: 18 Hours of shadowing, Fraternity officer, Student life committee, Community service member, Freshman orientation leader, Intramural Sports, Alpha Chi honors society, ASI distinguished scholar, and misc. awards.
    Last edited: 12.05.13
  9. opt003

    opt003

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    Congrats!!!!! I also interviewed with you. I'm so happy, we made it!!!! Let's create one!!!!!!
  10. beansmd

    beansmd

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    Awesome!!!! If you would like to, send me a message with your facebook information and I will create a group for us . Cant wait to see you ;) Congratulations on your acceptance
  11. steviey2493

    steviey2493

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    Date OptomCAS was mailed-10/10/13
    Interviews-PCO 11/20 and MCPHS 12/10
    Accepted-PCO 11/22!!!!
    OAT-300 AA
    GPA (overall, science)-3.34, 3.15
  12. JessHans

    JessHans

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    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 9/19
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): AZCOPT (9/24), UABSO (9/27), SCO (10/1), ICO (10/22) [did not schedule interview]
    Date Interview Scheduled: AZCOPT (10/28), SCO (11/1), UABSO (11/5)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): [attending!!:clap:] AZCOPT (10/31), SCO (11/15), UABSO (11/22)
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S. Biology
    OAT (AA, TS) 300/290
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.83/3.79

    Extracurriculars:
    - Secretary Pre-Optometry club and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society
    - Drum Corps member for 4 years
    - Teaching high school colorguard
    - Badminton club
    - Shadowed my uncle (OD) over the years, shadowed at vision therapy clinic, volunteer in hospital
    - Working as OD tech/eyewear specialist at Vision Works
    - Currently assisting my Cell Bio prof in her neuro lab
    - Undergraduate research: neuronal growth, using immunofluorescence
  13. bhoomerang

    bhoomerang

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 08/01
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name)NOVA
    Date Interview Scheduled: NOVA Oct. 14th
    Accepted (indicate school attending): NOVA, still waiting on interview for UHCO
    Bachelor's Degree: BS Human Nutrition, Minor in Biology
    OAT (AA, TS): 300, 300
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.51, 3.47

    Extracurriculars: worked as optometrist assistant for one year, worked in walmart vision clinic and private practice, 100+ hours of shadowing of 3 different ODs, pre optometry organization, local hospital volunteer, volunteer for random events
  14. jwilso88

    jwilso88

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  15. drumstix

    drumstix Got room for 1 more if you still wanna go to Aspen

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    Last edited: 03.04.14
  16. tls2209

    tls2209

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 10/2
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): OSU, ICO, IUSO, Midwestern, SCO
    Date Interview Scheduled:OSU-12/2, SCO 12/18-cancelled
    Accepted (indicate school attending):OSU 12/2-attending
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S. Nutrition
    OAT (AA, TS) 330,320
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.25, 3.0

    Extracurriculars: Sorority(three officer positions), Vision Research Assistant, Chemistry Research Assistant, Work as Technician at private practice-1.5 yrs, Head Swim Coach, 100+ Service Hrs., Lifeguard, WSI
  17. CHM0716

    CHM0716

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    Pre-Optometry
    For UAB acceptances, does anyone know if there is a Facebook page started? If not, we should get one together!
  18. jage2522

    jage2522

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    Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    As far as I know, nothing yet. I heard it was in the works...but that was awhile ago.
  19. pmz121191

    pmz121191

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    Location:
    Indiana
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: August 2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): ICO, Ohio State, SCO, IU, Nova, UAB, Western
    Date Interview Scheduled: ICO 10/8, IU 10/11, Ohio State 10/18 (declined all others)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): ICO (attending!), IU and Ohio State
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Health Science from Purdue University
    OAT (AA, TS): 320, 320
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.35, 3.23

    Extracurriculars: 3x orientation leader, vice president women's lacrosse team, Pre-Optometry Club president, distinguished alumni program hostess, basketball student section advisory board, dorm tour guide, Purdue Homecoming 2013 Queen candidate
  20. HP.

    HP.

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    Location:
    Oregon
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: Nov. 7, 2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): PUCO (11/15/2013), UHCO (11/26/2013), AZCOPT (11/19/2013), WUCO (11/26/2013)
    Date Interview Scheduled: PUCO (12/6/2013), UHCO (1/17/2014), AZCOPT ( didn't schedule ), WUCO (1/31/2013)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): PUCO - Go Boxers!
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Human Physiology (expected in 2014)
    OAT (AA, TS): 360,370
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.73, 3.64

    Extracurriculars: 30+ Hours of shadowing, VP/Secretary for American Chemical Society, VP of newly founded Pre-Optometry club, National Society of Leadership and Success (ΣΑΠ), Badminton, Tennis.
  21. mkbarnes

    mkbarnes

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 7/25/2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): UIWRSO, WesternU, NOVA, Midwestern
    Date Interview Scheduled: UIWRSO (9/27/2013), WesternU (10/18/2013), NOVA (12/16/2013), Midwestern (12/19/2013)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): NOVA (12/18/2013) most likely attending!!, Midwestern (12/20/2o13), UIWRSO (2/10/2014), Waitlisted at WesternU, still waiting to hear back from multiple schools
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences (graduating May 2014)
    OAT (AA, TS) 1st time in August: 290,290; 2nd time in November: 310,290 (but improved all scores but one)
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.06, 3.0

    Extracurriculars: President of my school's Pre-Optometry Club, 400+ hours shadowing, was an intern and Optometric Technician at two different Optometry practices, worked at an Ophthalmology private practice, volunteer work, other jobs...basically I think the experience was what made me a competitive applicant.

    I am an unusual applicant because I was invited for two interviews before retaking my OAT so that is why I was wait listed at those and accepted at NOVA & Midwestern because it was after my OAT retake. Waiting to hear back from everyone else!
    Last edited: 03.03.14
  22. ArkansasHog

    ArkansasHog

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    Mkbarnes, if I had to guess, I would say you will have a good chance at getting accepted into UIWRSO with updated statistics. I was accepted there with similar statistics, and I decided not to fill out the secondary application to Nova (Because I didn't know if I could justify the cost of attending the interview). Which school did you like better? I'm just wondering if I should try to get an interview there and check it out.
  23. missbrightside

    missbrightside

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    Location:
    SoCal
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: sometime in mid-August
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): ICO, IAUPR, SCO, SCCO, western, UHCO, SCCO, NECO
    Date Interview Scheduled: 9/20 SCO, 9/28 ICO, 10/18 NECO, 12/7 SCCO, everything else cancelled
    Accepted (indicate school attending): NECO (attending probably), ICO, SCO
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S. biological sciences
    OAT (AA, TS) 350, 340
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.52, 3.55

    Extracurriculars: shadowed 3 doctors, volunteer at eye clinic, volunteered at hospital, work at ice cream store, study abroads, pre-health club
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  24. RIShrat

    RIShrat

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: mid-september
    Interview invitation extended for: Midwester, NECO
    Date Interview scheduled: NECO (Dec. 6)
    Accepted: NECO (attending)
    Bachelor's Degree: BSc biological sciences
    OAT: 340, 330
    GPA (Overall, Science): 3.3, 3.5
    Extracurriculars: Shadowed 5 optometrists, volunteered at hospital, volunteer with mobile clinic, working at eye clinic, VP of two campus clubs
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  25. guest99

    guest99

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    anyone hear back from SUNY after being on Hold?

    Are they still accepting students?
  26. MeatyOwlLegs

    MeatyOwlLegs

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    Status:
    Optometry Student
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: October 30, 2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): AZCOPT, NECO, ICO, IU, SUNY, UMSL, PCO, MCPHS
    Date Interview Scheduled: PCO (11/20/2013), MCPHS (12/3/2013), NECO ( 12/6/2013 ), SUNY (12/12/2013), UMSL (12/16/2013), ICO (cancelled), AZCOPT (cancelled), IU (cancelled)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): accepted by all, attending SUNY :D
    Bachelor's Degree: English major, Biology minor
    OAT (AA, TS): 330,360
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.4, 3.3

    Extracurriculars: plant genomics research at NYBG, independent bacterial research at my undergrad, poetry clubs, junior high and high school teacher-counselor for 2 years, SUNY winter internship, SAP at SUNY, tutor, 2 different cultural clubs, SMDEP, and 300+ hours shadowing 3 different optometrists in 4 different optometric fields.
  27. MeatyOwlLegs

    MeatyOwlLegs

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    SUNY is still accepting students. Mr. Brick told me that they interview as late as March, but the chances of getting in by then are very slim. It has happened though.
  28. Sim1790

    Sim1790

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    Optometry Student
    So happy to be finally writing this..

    Date OptomCAS was mailed: September 31, 2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): NECO, PCO, MCPHS
    Date Interview Scheduled: PCO (Feb 4..canceled), MCPHS (Feb 14...canceled), NECO ( Jan 10 )
    Accepted: NECO
    Bachelor's Degree: Health Studies major ,Biology and French minor
    OAT (AA, TS): 300,300 (physics brought me down)
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.17, 3.04

    Extracurriculars: research at a hospital, research with a retinal specialist, executive member of a club on campus, Big Brother Big Sister (3 years), tutoring through university, tutoring at local community center, volunteered and then worked at a laser eye clinic, 30+ hours shadowing 3 optometrists in 2 different fields, worked at Pandora.
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  29. tunnel visiOn

    tunnel visiOn

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 08/31/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): ICO (10/07/13), NECO (11/25/13)
    Date Interview Scheduled: ICO (12/06/13), NECO (01/10/14)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): ICO (12/19/13), NECO (01/14/14) *Attending NECO :soexcited:
    Bachelor's Degree: Sociology
    OAT (AA, TS): 340 AA, 330 TS
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.64 overall, 3.83 science

    Extracurriculars: Always worked part- and full-time throughout college, 80 hours of shadowing, worked for 3 months at a private practice, volunteered with several organizations during undergrad.
    Last edited: 10.15.14
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  30. guest99

    guest99

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    how likely is it to get into a school at the end of the cycle?
  31. jwilso88

    jwilso88

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    I think that would depend on your stats mostly...
  32. tunnel visiOn

    tunnel visiOn

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    Definitely agree with jwilso88. You also have to consider that some schools are more competitive than others, so their seats probably get filled sooner. I suggest maybe calling the schools you're interested in to get a better idea.
  33. GVSUtoIU

    GVSUtoIU

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 8/19/2013

    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): NECO (9/6/2013), IUSO (9/7/2013), ICO (9/9/2013), MCO (9/12/2013)

    Date Interview Scheduled: NECO 10/4/2013, IUSO 10/11/2013, ICO 10/21/2013, MCO not scheduled
    Accepted (indicate school attending): Accepted by all, attending IUSO (accepted 10/17/2013)

    Bachelor's Degree: Biomedical Science – Grand Valley State University
    OAT (AA, TS): 320, 310
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.33

    Extracurriculars
    : Worked in private optometry office from May 2013 – Current as an Optometric Technician in suburban Chicago. Spent Summer 2012 doing research at UIC based off the AREDS study. Shadowed an optometrist in Grand Rapids, MI. Member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at GVSU – served as Leadership Development chairman and on the Executive Board. Served as chairman of a philanthropy event that culminated in a $10,000 donation to our philanthropy organization of choice, Canine Companions for Independence. Pre-Optometry club & Microbiology Club. Intramural soccer and volleyball. Part-time employment during all four years of undergrad.
  34. elbarto

    elbarto

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    SDN 2+ Year Member
    So excited to finally do this!

    1) 12/10/13
    2) Nova(12/18/13), NECO(12/13/13), Rosenberg(12/17/13), SCO(1/21/14)
    3)Nova(1/10/14), NECO(1/17/14), Will not be attending interviews for either Rosenberg or SCO
    4) Nova (1/16/14) (Attending), NECO( still have'nt heard back from them)
    5)Biology
    6) AA-320 TS-330
    7) Overall 3.64 Science 3.62
    8) Shadowed for two summers 100 hours. Worked with the miami lighthouse for the blind as a volunteer doing vision screenings. Part of biology honor society, run club, pre-optometry club, e-board member of a pre health club, volunteer at animal shelter and local hospital, tutor for my university. Part time job for over 5 years.
  35. optogirl710

    optogirl710 IU School of Optometry

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    Location:
    Indiana
    Status:
    Optometry Student
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 10/17/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): ICO (12/3/13 ), OSU (12/12/13), UMSL (12/5/13), IUSO (12/9/13)
    Dates Interviews Scheduled: ICO (1/8/14), OSU (1/10/14), IUSO (1/24/14), UMSL-canceled
    Accepted: ICO, OSU, IUSO
    Attending: Indiana University School of Optometry-Go Hoosiers!
    OAT (AA, TS) 310, 310
    GPA (Overall, Science) 4.0, 4.0
    Bachelor's Degree: B.S in Biology, Chemistry minor-will graduate in May
    Extracurriculars: SJC Campus Choir, SJC Science Club, Assistant 4-H Leader, SJC Lab Assistant for Biochemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry, SJC Student Tutor for Organic Chemistry and Physics, SJC Summer Internship/Shadowing at 2 Optometry offices 20+ hours
  36. EyeCaptain

    EyeCaptain

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    Hey I've also been accepted to PUCO. How long were you in the Phillippines?
  37. Rickenbacker325

    Rickenbacker325

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    Damn, you got invites a week or two after you sent your apps? Nice job!
  38. optoboi

    optoboi

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    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 12/19/2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): NOVA, PCO, MCPHS
    Date Interview Scheduled:NOVA (1/24) PCO(2/14) MCPHS (2/18)
    Accepted (indicate school attending):NOVA (have not attended the other two interviews yet)
    Bachelor's Degree: BS in Human Biology
    OAT (AA, TS): 300,290
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.26,3.12

    Extracurriculars: 2 years working as an Optometric Tech, Served as Vice President and President of Pre-Optometry Club, Summer Jobs, Volunteering with local organizations.
  39. OptoTali2018

    OptoTali2018

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    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Congratulations!!! Are you in the Facebook group? I went for about a month. Such an eye opening experience!!
  40. eyenerd10

    eyenerd10

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    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 12/31/2013
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): Midwestern 1/8/14, SCCO 1/9/14
    Date Interview Scheduled: Jan 16-Midwestern, Feb 1-SCCO
    Accepted (indicate school attending): Midwestern 1/22/14, :soexcited:Attending SCCO :soexcited:2/3/14
    Bachelor's Degree: Biochemistry
    OAT (AA, TS) 350, 340
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.96, 3.98

    Extracurriculars: Student-Athlete in Pac-12, Pre-Optometry Club member, 80+ hours shadowing optometrist, 15+ hours shadowing ophthalmologist, 2-time summer research intern at TGen, various community service events
  41. vtopt2018

    vtopt2018

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    Status:
    Optometry Student
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: 12/5/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): NECO, PCO
    Date Interview Scheduled: NECO 1/24, PCO 1/31
    Accepted (indicate school attending): NECO 1/30, PCO 2/4 (attending!)
    Bachelor's Degree: Biology
    OAT (AA, TS): 340, 330
    GPA(Overall, Science): 3.73, 3.67

    Extracurriculars: 100+ hours of shadowing, various clubs, summer jobs, volunteer activities
  42. EyeCaptain

    EyeCaptain

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    I am in the facebook group, and I have friends who have also been to the Philippines, they all loved their experiences there. I lived in South America for a couple years, it's good to have foreign experiences. Congrats on getting accepted, I'll see you up there!
  43. HoosierEyeDoc

    HoosierEyeDoc

    Joined:
    02.07.14
    Messages:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Date OptomCAS was mailed:12/20/13
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): IUSO and ICO
    Date Interview Scheduled:1/24/14 and 1/30/14
    Accepted (indicate school attending):IUSO (accepted, attending) ICO (Accepted)
    Bachelor's Degree:Chemistry
    Ph.D.: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    OAT (AA, TS) 360, 360
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.67, 3.55

    Extracurriculars: worked for an optometrist one summer, shadowed a low vision specialist, Church Choir, singing at nursing homes, student body president, Knitting Instructor at Public Library, art gallery volunteer, chemistry lab TA, Biochemistry methods lab TA, graduate education committee, bible study
  44. thisguy88

    thisguy88

    Joined:
    08.08.13
    Messages:
    52
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: Sometime in Novemeber
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): PUCO, PCO, MCPHS
    Date Interview Scheduled: PUCO 1/10/14, Canceled for PCO & MCPHS
    Accepted (indicate school attending): PUCO 01/21/14 (attending)
    Bachelor's Degree: Biology
    OAT (AA, TS) 310 330
    GPA(Overall, Science) 3.60, 3.47

    Extracurriculars: Shadowed 3 OD's, ~45hrs in total. Volunteered for OHSU main hospital and Casey Eye Institute ~200hrs in total. Pre-Opt officer at undergrad university. And some other little volunteer projects.
  45. OptoTali2018

    OptoTali2018

    Joined:
    10.15.13
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Oh yeah will definitely put in a couple of months a year at least to head back there or other impoverished regions. 6 more months! Pretty excited! :cool:
  46. trisaratop

    trisaratop

    Joined:
    02.18.14
    Messages:
    3
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: November
    Interview Invitation Extended for (school name): NOVA, NECO, PCO, OSU
    Date Interview Scheduled: NOVA (1/29), PCO (2/3), NECO (2/7)
    Accepted (indicate school attending): NOVA, PCO, NECO (deciding between NECO and NOVA)
    OAT: 310

    How did everyone choose where to go?! I am having a hard time deciding!
  47. Jcrab17

    Jcrab17

    Joined:
    08.28.13
    Messages:
    25
    Status:
    Optometry Student
    What a weight off my shoulders to be able to do this.
    Date OptomCAS was mailed: August
    Interview Extended: SCO, UMSL, IU
    Date Interview Scheduled: UMSL 2/10, (cancelled others)
    Accepted: UMSL
    OAT: 290, 280, 300, 330
    YAY!!:soexcited:
    UpcomingOD2014 and drumstix like this.
  48. drumstix

    drumstix Got room for 1 more if you still wanna go to Aspen

    Joined:
    03.28.13
    Messages:
    248
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Go to PCO ( @Digitalized ) :p
  49. drumstix

    drumstix Got room for 1 more if you still wanna go to Aspen

    Joined:
    03.28.13
    Messages:
    248
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    what a stellar improvement! :thumbup::thumbup:
    Jcrab17 likes this.
  50. drumstix

    drumstix Got room for 1 more if you still wanna go to Aspen

    Joined:
    03.28.13
    Messages:
    248
    Status:
    Pre-Optometry
    Are you applying this cycle or asking for next year's cycle (which would make you class of 2019)?

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