ASCO News

Applicant, Entering Class, Post-Graduate Data<br> Available Online

Applicant, Entering Class, Post-Graduate Data
Available Online

ASCO’s “Profile of Applicants to OD Degree Programs for Fall 2016 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 […]

Trends Data Now Available on ASCO Website

Trends Data Now Available on ASCO Website

New graphs tracking trends in student and faculty data over time are now available on the ASCO website. Graphs include changes in enrollment by gender and race/ethnicity, number of graduates by race/ethnicity, average direct cost of attending Doctor of Optometry programs and degrees earned by faculty by rank and gender. Additional trends tables and graphs […]

Chief Academic Officers Meet to Discuss Several Topics

Chief Academic Officers Meet to Discuss Several Topics

ASCO’s Chief Academic Officers group — administrators from all member optometry schools and colleges who address issues that advance common concerns — met on Nov. 11, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. Dr. Fraser Horn (PUCO) chaired the meeting, which included a strategic planning update from ASCO Executive Director Dawn Mancuso, a corporate contributor presentation from Alcon’s […]

Summer Institute for Faculty Development Now Accepting Applications

Summer Institute for Faculty Development Now Accepting Applications

ASCO’s seventh biennial Summer Institute for Faculty Development (SIFD) will be held July 9-12, 2017, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Applications to attend SIFD are now being accepted and are due no later than Jan. 23, 2017. All applications must be approved by the dean/president […]

Get Involved in the Inspiring Future ODs Program

Get Involved in the Inspiring Future ODs Program

ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs program is a practitioner-based career marketing effort that encourages Doctors of Optometry to speak to their patients and other qualified young people about optometry as a rewarding future career. This program is part of the ASCO-American Optometric Association Applicant Development Project on Further Developing a Robust, Diverse and Highly Qualified National Applicant […]

Optometry Residency Match is Now Open

Optometry Residency Match is Now Open

ASCO’s Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) opened for applications on Oct. 5, 2016. 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 2017, 235 programs with 437 available positions are participating. The match results will be released […]

2015-2016 Faculty Data Report Released

2015-2016 Faculty Data Report Released

ASCO’s recently released its Academic Year 2015-2016 Annual Faculty Data Report. The total number of 1.0 FTE faculty at the 21 member institutions enrolling students during 2015-2016 increased 0.6% compared with the previous year, from 712 to 716. In addition, 46.4% of 1.0 FTE faculty members are male and 53.6% are female. The number of […]

Optometry Programs Admissions Directory Opens

Optometry Programs Admissions Directory Opens

A new directory of Doctor of Optometry programs is now open to the public and can be accessed directly or from the top of the ASCO website. The Optometry Programs Admissions Directory allows prospective students, advisors and others interested in optometry programs to search by region, state, degrees offered and other factors in order to […]