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Originally posted by jd4me
Is anyone here applying/has applied recently to the school of optometry at Waterloo? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Originally posted by jd4me
I wonder what the people from the pre-opt program do if they don't get into optometry. Because realistically, only 20 people or so from ON get into the program because of quotas for other provinces.
The degree that you receive (I think) is a B.Sc. (Honours) Pre-Optometry/Pre-HealthOriginally posted by The Musketeer
Btw, what degree would they receive if they successfully completed the pre-opt program? It is B.Sc. Pre-Optometry?
I think there were ~1200 in my class in first year. The numbers seem to halve every year (at least). Most people go into something else from pre-op after taking the insane schedule in first year!Originally posted by jd4me
How many people are in the pre-op program?
These agreements are only applicable to funding for the School of Optometry, and have no actual bearing on the proportion of people admitted from the different provinces. Students do not get any of these funds at all. "The School of Optometry's Admission Committee bases its decisions on the competitive level of the candidate and therefore the Committee is not committed to, or limited by, a contract province's allotted number of places." For example, there are 5 or 6 people from New Brunswick in my class alone.Originally posted by jd4me
This is from http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infoucal/0304/SCI/optometry.html
Agreements have been established between Ontario and the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan through which the costs incurred in educating a limited number of students at the School of Optometry are shared with the home province. The maximum number of residents to which these agreements apply are: Alberta 7; British Columbia 5; Manitoba 3; New Brunswick 1; Prince Edward Island 1 (every 3 years); Saskatchewan 3. The School of Optometry's Admission Committee bases its decisions on the competitive level of the candidate and therefore the Committee is not committed to, or limited by, a contract province's allotted number of places. In each year arrangements will be made to provide an opportunity for applicants from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and in New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island to be interviewed in their home provinces. Applicants from the six contract provinces must meet the same admission criteria as other applicants.