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University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1980
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 45
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University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
Optometry School
St. Louis
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 12 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $18,720
  • Non - Resident Tuition $34,256
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG OAT 316
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Student Services
  • 317 Marillac Hall
  • One University Boulevard
  • St. Louis 63121-4400
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of the College of Optometry is to promote and provide improved eye and health care for people throughout the country by preparing the next generation of optometrists and vision researchers. To accomplish our mission the faculty, staff and students will pursue excellence within our professional, graduate, residency and patient care programs.

Curriculum

The curriculum leading to the Doctor of Optometry degree is a four-year, full-time program of study. The first year of the professional program emphasizes optical principles, the Biomedical sciences and an introduction to the optics of the visual system. The second year pertains to vision science pharmacology, systemic and ocular disease, and training in eye examination techniques. The third year emphasizes patient care and introduces the student to various specialty areas within optometry, such as ocular disease treatment and management, contact lenses, pediatric and geriatric vision care, binocular vision and vision training, and low vision rehabilitation. The fourth year provides additional patient care experience and includes rotation through a variety of outreach programs, giving the student added experience in the treatment of eye diseases, as well as valuable experience in other optometric specialties.

Facilities

Situated in Missouri`s largest metropolitan area, the College enjoys the city`s strong community and professional support. The urban setting offers many opportunities for outreach programs, expanding the scope of optometric education and making available highly diverse programs of clinical training. Another asset of the College is the location of the national headquarters of the American Optometric Association, approximately 12 miles from the campus. The College of Optometry is located on the South Campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and shares in the use of many university resources. A modern five-story building houses the College`s classrooms, laboratories, research facilities, administrative offices, library, and the University Eye Center. The complex also includes a 350-seat amphitheatre and the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 12
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

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4.67 12

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.42 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Their information meeting was a tad long. They basically spent 2-3 hours reading to us information about the city, housing, finances, and the program that they already printed out for us." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What does the optometrist do during an eye exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does an optometriest do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe what an Optometrist does?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues in the field of optometry today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Optometry and what does it mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You wrote the OAT twice. What did you do to improve so much the second time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to choose optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an Optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do in your free time," More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my science classes, and how my grades were usually lower in them compared to other types of classes, & how am I going to study in order to make it through science classes in optometry school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has being an EMT strengthened your decision to be an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities/experience have your work and extracurricular activities given you that will help you as an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medications can optometrist prescribe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your time spent volunteering overseas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary asked, why Optometry, and what was my experience in college in terms of academics and activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has Optometry improved in the last 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the research you've done in nanotechnology can be applied to the field of optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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