This program introduces ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. During the week-long program, you will meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, see our facilities, and get to know Chicago.
The program is tentatively scheduled to run in July 11 - 15, 2022. However, if there are changes with the pandemic, we will plan to hold the program virtually. The 2022 application cycle is now open. To view a sample schedule, click here to view previous year's agenda. All program participants will have to show proof of vaccination.
A glimpse into what your Focus on Your Future program might look like:
You will experience sample lectures of ICO courses taught by real ICO professors.
You’ll have the opportunity to network with one another, current ICO students, and staff to get a better understanding of whether ICO is right for you.
We’ll give you an overview of ICO’s Admissions process. We’ll give you insight into what degrees students often graduate with and what we’re looking for in an applicant.
You’ll get to meet fellow pre-optometrist!
We’ll get you into our labs as well so you can test out our equipment.