ERIC Number: ED165679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed Regional Plan for the Expansion of Optometric Education in the South.
Dorn, Wesley N.; And Others
Concern about the adequacy of existing optometry schools to meet the needs and demands for optometric education in the South prompted a study, to result in a proposal for expansion of education in the field. The results showed that there is a shortage of optometrists in each of the 14 states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region, and a need for additional schools of optometry to meet the citizens' minimum requirements. A minimum of two additional schools are needed in the near future. It is recommended that they be established in academic health centers of universities and be developed as regional resources through the contracts-for-services program presently in operation in the SREB states. Tables and somewhat detailed state maps illustrate the study. (MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Contracts, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Maps, Optometrists, Optometry, Professional Training, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Tables (Data), Universities
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; United States (South); Virginia; West Virginia
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