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Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1979
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 36
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Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
Optometry School
Big Rapids
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 6 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $27,169
  • Non - Resident Tuition $40,775
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG OAT 331
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • MCO 231
  • 1124 S. State Street
  • Big Rapids 49307
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University is at the leading edge of vision care technology and patient care delivery. Among the smallest of the nation`s optometry schools (only 36 students per class), Ferris offers virtually personalized instruction by one of the country`s finest optometric faculties, as well as, the advantages of a large system of clinics throughout the United States and Canada that assures a thorough exposure to the widest possible range of patient-care experiences. Although the College is small, Ferris State University is large (over 11,000 students) and, therefore, offers all the educational, cultural and social advantages of a major institution of higher learning.

Curriculum

The Michigan College of Optometry is a national leader in curricular innovation and is committed to producing graduates who have not only information resource skills, but also an affinity for lifelong learning and professional growth. By employing the latest instructional and clinical technologies, students learn to emphasize cognitive problem solving over repetitive technical manipulation. As befits health care practitioners, personal and professional ethics are also stressed as an integral component of the Ferris education.

Facilities

The fourth professional year extends over a full calendar year divided into three 15 week rotations. Some students elect to spend one rotation in residence at the Campus Optometry Clinic, while electing two others from among the affiliated external clinic sites which include the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, health maintenance organizations, military medical facilities, ophthalmic co-management consultation centers, State Department of Corrections facilities, and optometric and ophthalmalogic private practices. Fourth year externships provide experience working in multi-disciplinary health care settings, increase the number and diversity of patient care experiences, and broaden the awareness of factors affecting health care delivery in our society. Students also spend clinic time in specialty clinics, including: pediatric primary care and developmental vision analysis, infant clinic, medical eye care (including urgent and emergency on-call service), geriatric primary care, low vision service, contact lens care, and advanced primary care practice.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

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"Why Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself How will you decide which school to attend, if you got accepted to all the schools you applied too. Why are your physics grades low? What did you do different to improve your OAT score when you took it the second time? What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

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"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare your work and/or shadowing experiences among the optometrist offices you've worked at. " More from this Member | Report Response

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