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Opinion on 3 year accelerated OD program (salus PCO)

Should I choose:

  • SUNY

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Salus 3 year

    Votes: 5 71.4%

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  1. Optometry Student
    I am in a similar situation. Recently accepted into the scholars program but I also have been accepted into other traditional programs with one in particular offering me a great scholarship. From a financial standpoint the scholars program and SALUS in general has a higher tuition but you get that 4th year to start working and making a salary. I was originally deducting a potential 4th year salary amount from the cost of attending the scholars program, but the truth is that in the 5th year of a traditional program you would be making a salary anyway. So it really comes down to how much you value a year of your life and if you would rather spend 3 years in a tougher program to get out a year early or 4 years in a traditional program maybe not killing yourself 24/7 but start working a year later. Of course there are plenty of other factors to consider that are school specific. I have to say that I really like SALUS campus and the fact that all of the construction they are undergoing will be complete by the time we get there with nice new lab and library.
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