ASCO sponsored its ninth Optometry Virtual Fair on October 4. Twenty-two schools and colleges participated in the Fair. InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry was not able to participate because of Hurricane Maria. The Fair had 526 prospective students who registered with 266 participating in a “chat” with school and college representatives.
The Fair is promoted along with the profession of optometry through a major email campaign to prospective students, in addition to pre-optometry clubs and health professions advisors. It provides a convenient platform to ask questions about the profession, the OptomCAS application, and school-specific requirements.
The next virtual fair will be held on June 12, 2018. For questions or more information, please contact Paige Pence, Director of Student and Residency Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.