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Got into UHCO - looking to work in CA in the future (CA native)

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Leftpaw

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Hello!

To start, I recently got off the waiting list at UHCO and was sent an offer of acceptance from the institution. While I haven't formally accepted yet (the deadline hasn't expired), I am just elated at the opportunity the school has given me with this acceptance.

That being said, I have a few questions for the optometrists in this forum because I would like to work in California for my future career, possibly at a proper eye institute, hospital or clinic. I have formally accepted Western as a school because they were the only California school that accepted me - SCCO and UCB both dropping me like a stone.

These are my questions:

-In the group's opinion, would it be better to go to UHCO over Western?

-Is UHCO a relatively respected institution overall? How does it compare to other optometry schools?

-Is there any difficulty between moving from Texas to California concerning licensing? Are the two states radically different in terms of that?

Those are all the questions I can think about at the moment.

Thanks!
 

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Licensing won't matter as long as you graduated from an accredited school and passed boards.

UHCO is more established compared to Western.
 

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Licensing won't matter as long as you graduated from an accredited school and passed boards.

UHCO is more established compared to Western.

Okay!

Is UHCO a pretty respected school overall? I know that it is a pretty good research institution in the United States.
 
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