I was just curious if being a minority would put you at a small advantage to getting accepted to optometry school? I realize you have to have the grades, OAT scores, etc but do you think that do to the startlingly low statistics of minorities in the field of optometry this would put one at a small advantage especially if the were bilingual. I'm viewing this as one of the reasons for the opening of Incarnate Word since it is in south Texas and this may bring more diversity to the field. I read, "most states have less than 10 minority optometrists." AND ..."African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans are underrepresented in optometry" "Ten percent of the students currently enrolled in optometry schools are minorities; nearly 13% of optometrists 25 to 40 years old are members of minority groups, compared to 6% of those aged 41 to 50 and only 4% of optometrists over age 50."-http://www.oglethorpe.edu/faculty/~d_schadler/optometry.htm I also discovered the society called NOSA and NOA http://www.natoptassoc.org/ There website claims it's goals are" Increasing the number of minority eye care practitioners, through student recruitment and career placement, has been the NOA's historical focus." Walmart even partnered up with the organization to help provide jobs and scholarships to students. See the website http://walmartstores.com/Careers/7965.aspx I tried to do a search on any posts in the history of the OD forum but am surprised to see that there aren't any posts on peoples thoughts or comments. I want to know what you all think.