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Oct 23, 2020
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Hello all,

I was just wondering if I could gather some opinions on each school.

From my research, the program at OSU is much more flexible. They have summer research programs, a combined OD/MS program, the faculty seem friendlier, and the surrounding area is a bit cheaper than Berkeley. UHCO is similar in these areas as well. Berkeley has a more prestigious name, more things in the area to do, and is closer to where I live.

I’d appreciate any opinions!
 
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I attended the Opto-Camp at berkeley and they also have summer opporunities from what you say OSU has. A lot of schools have the combined OD/MS program as well. I also do not know what you mean by flexible like the person above.
 
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Oct 23, 2020
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By “flexible,” I mean they seem to have opportunities to add on to your OD degree. You can do the OD/MS dual degree program (within the same 4 years), you can add a business minor, or a specialization in geriatrics. Berkeley seems to only offer an honors designation if you do research. That’s what I meant by more “flexible.”
 
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By “flexible,” I mean they seem to have opportunities to add on to your OD degree. You can do the OD/MS dual degree program (within the same 4 years), you can add a business minor, or a specialization in geriatrics. Berkeley seems to only offer an honors designation if you do research. That’s what I meant by more “flexible.”
Ohhhh you might want to look into University of Alabama in Birmingham then if you are looking to get a dual degree. They have OD/MBA OD/MS and OD/MPH and you don't have to start the other degree immediately either.
 
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Looking at the most recent trends in Boards scores, OSU is at the top of the pack consistently. UCB and OSU are great schools, and you'll be well-prepared and highly successful at either. UHCO is a great school, too, but their recent trend in board scores is not good. At this time, I would not choose them until they can prove that they've gotten their academics under control.
Best of luck!
 
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