I feel it's a troll-post in that all it's meant to do is incite ire against the three colleges of optometry established in the 2000s that's the only thing it can do. Haven't we had enough of that crap in this forum? Have we, or are we all revved up to go at it again?I don't see how this is a troll post . It just seems like an observational statement.
And yes, I could have sworn I saw at least 5 threads about UIWSO on this subforum within the last few days. Can't blame those who wanna be informed about the program as much as they can be.
My point is:And?
Opening a third OD program in CA is absolutly unnecessary, we all know. But AZCOPT is the first OD program in AZ and I would imagine job prospects for new grads wanting to practice in AZ should be promising.My point is:
For those who dispute that these schools are the fall-back choice for most, this is just more evidence.
I still personally feel that UIW, MidWestern, & Western were not necessary and that their development wasn't initiated by optometrists, but instead by profit seekers. Their existence weakens the profession and when they start to graduate OD's, it will really harm the grads of the other schools who have to compete for jobs with them.
That being said, their here now, and can't be stopped.
But choosing one of them if you're accepted anywhere else (unless there's a huge fincancial or geographic reason) is a mistake. Way more risks and unknowns and a large percentage of your classmates will be there as a last choice.
You're going to be viewed by many as the bottom of the barrel.