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ICO on the Road

ICO representatives visit dozens of sites across the U.S. and Canada. We’d love to meet you! Refer to the list below to see when we’ll be in your area.

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CALIFORNIA

University of California – San Diego Pre-Optometry Club Tuesday, May 17

ILLINOIS

University of Chicago Health Professions Fair – Ida Noyes Hall Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Focus on Your Future

This week-long summer program introduces ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. Participants meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, see our facilities, and get to know Chicago. For more information on FoYF, click below.

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Focus on Your Future includes sample lectures from real ICO courses, an overview of the admissions process, career and leadership development, clinical exposure, and student and OD panels. At the end of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion. To get a better idea of the week’s activities, take a peek at a previous year’s agenda.

Eligibility

FoYF is open to underrepresented minorities who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program either in their first, second, or third year. We also accept applications for students who are enrolled in a community college, post-baccalaureate, or graduate program.

There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are only responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation to and from ICO. Participants are housed at no charge in ICO’s Residential Complex.

Application

For the 2016 session, we are accepting applications Dec. 14, 2015 – April 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of acceptance in early May.

The program takes place July 11-15, 2016.

Students interested in the program must submit the following:

For questions about Focus on Your Future, please contact Senior Director of Admissions/Marketing Teisha Johnson at 312-949-7400 or tjohnson@ico.edu.

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