You spend your fourth year putting your clinical skills to use. We make sure that part of your fourth year will be spent away from the IEI experiencing other clinical settings. As one of the oldest and largest optometry schools in the nation, we have more externship options than almost any other optometry school.
We proudly offer more than
Affiliated Externship Sites
Every year, our preceptors enthusiastically mentor the next generation of optometrists. Because of our preceptors’ commitment, we offer a large variety of practice modalities. Whether your interests lie in OD/MD practices or community health centers, you will find the right site for you. We offer externships in private practices, hospitals, universities, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC), and military bases.
This is also your time to discover what specialties you might want to pursue as a Doctor of Optometry. These include primary care, ocular disease, pediatrics/binocular vision, contact lenses, or low-vision rehabilitation.
Externships are a fantastic way to see the nation and the world, all while applying your skills to provide top-notch vision care.