ASCO News

Optometry’s Future Focus of Fall Board Meeting

Optometry’s Future Focus of Fall Board Meeting

Far-reaching decisions around funding a national optometric education awareness campaign and participation in the governance of the profession’s continuing education accreditation program were among the ground-breaking decisions made by the ASCO Board of Directors at its recent meeting on Nov. 6 in San Antonio. ASCO has embarked on a highly targeted public awareness campaign, Optometry […]

National Board Pass Rate Data Available on ASCO’s Website

National Board Pass Rate Data Available on ASCO’s Website

For the second year, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has partnered with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry to make the pass rates for the 2017-2018 academic year at every institution available on its website. The data is found at: https://optometriceducation.org/national-board-of-examiners-in-optometry-yearly-performance-report/. Last year’s report is also posted for comparison. “The […]

Invite to Apply for Associate Editor, Optometric Education

Invite to Apply for Associate Editor, Optometric Education

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry invites applications for the position of associate editor of its peer-reviewed journal, Optometric Education. Responsibilities The associate editor is responsible for collaborating with the editor on the editorial content of ASCO’s journal, including sharing the writing of three editorials per year. The associate editor consults with the […]

Student Award in Clinical Ethics

Student Award in Clinical Ethics

This annual national award, sponsored by Alcon, is available to optometry students during any point in their professional program at an ASCO-affiliated university or college of optometry in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. The application consists of an essay of up to 1,500 words describing any one of the following scenarios: A patient based […]

ORMatch is Now Open

ORMatch is Now Open

ASCO’s Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) opened for applications on Oct. 3. ORMatch, facilitated by National Matching Services Inc., is an application service and match that places applicants into optometry residency training positions based on a mutual ranking algorithm. For the 2019 Match, 253 residency sites with 473 available positions are participating. The match results will […]

Applicant, Entering Class, Post-Graduate Data Available Online

Applicant, Entering Class, Post-Graduate Data Available Online

ASCO’s “Profile of Applicants to OD Degree Programs for Fall 2018 Entering Class” is now available on the Association’s website. This report lists the numbers of male and female applicants, the numbers of applicants who were in-state, out-of-state or from a foreign country, applicants’ average GPA and average Optometry Admission Test score, as well as […]

Get Involved in the ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs Program

Get Involved in the ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs Program

ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs program is an educational effort that encourages Doctors of Optometry and current optometry students to speak to prospective students and community members about optometry as a rewarding future career. Doctors of Optometry are the profession’s best advocates according to ASCO data. ASCO is pleased to offer free materials that will help […]

Health Professions Week Educates Thousands about the Field of Optometry

Health Professions Week Educates Thousands about the Field of Optometry

 ASCO, together with several other health education professions, participated in Health Professions Week (HPW), a week-long virtual event for high school and college students who are interested in learning more about the different health professions. Held during Nov. 5 – 9, potential students had many opportunities to learn about the field of optometry and what […]

News to Pass Along

News to Pass Along

2019 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award The nomination/application period for the 2019 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award is open through Feb. 1, 2019. This is the third year that the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the InterProfessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) have partnered on the program. ASCO is […]