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.
There are not any recruitment events scheduled at this time. Keep your eye on this space for upcoming scheduled events next season!
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.
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.
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.
For the 2018 session, we are accepting applications December 8, 2017 – March 30, 2018. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of April.
The program dates TBD.
Students interested in the program must submit the following:
- Online application
- Pre-optometry coursework sheet
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- One letter of academic recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
- Optional: 2×2 photo
For questions about Focus on Your Future, please contact Senior Director of Admissions/Marketing Teisha Johnson at 312-949-7400 or email@example.com.