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Bleimann, Robert L.; Smith, Lee W. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1984
A summary of a study of optometry graduates conducted by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is provided. The data covered aspects of recently graduated O.D.s' experience in obtaining a state license, becoming established in practice, and their practice characteristics. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Careers, Demography, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns
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Spafford, Marlee M. – Optometric Education, 2000
A five-year evaluation of the admissions decision process at the University of Waterloo (Ontario) School of Optometry found that when primary tools (i.e., university grades, Optometry Admission Test scores) did not differentiate candidates, there was an increased emphasis on secondary tools (i.e., interview, autobiographic sketch, prerequisite…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Admission, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Optometric Education, 2000
This report by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry identifies desired attributes of students graduating from schools and colleges of optometry. Introductory information includes information on the report's development and assumptions. Personal and professional attributes are then listed followed by a list of 10 knowledge-area…
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Optometrists
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Emling, Robert C.; And Others – Journal of Optometric Education, 1981
The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, with a vocational title called Optometry, was used to profile a sample of second-year optometry students and to compare them with samples of practicing optometrists. One conclusion questions these students' compatibility with older practitioners. (MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Optometrists
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Beaulne, Claude – Journal of Optometric Education, 1984
The University of Montreal is the only French-speaking optometry school following the North American model. Its history, clinical activities, research, and students are described. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Hoffman, Douglas J. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1989
The New England College of Optometry's two separate but integrated clinical postgraduate programs, one providing Veterans' Administration residencies and the other, college-based fellowships, are described. The shared curriculum components, exchange process, and evaluation system are highlighted. (MSE)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Fellowships, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Woodruff, M. W. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1979
The school of optometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, is described including location, facilities, administration, programs, faculty, research, graduate study, residency programs, and interprofessional relationships. (JMF)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Facilities, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education
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Gailmard, Neil B.; And Others – Journal of Optometric Education, 1984
Demographic information regarding mode of practice, income and satisfaction level is provided for 1978-82 graduates of the Illinois College of Optometry. A practice management questionnaire is appended. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Demography, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys
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Thompson, Briony M.; Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1988
Research on professionals' interpersonal skills is reviewed as a basis for selecting material for inclusion in an optometry program. Specific recommendations are made about skills necessary for enhancing patient relationships, obtaining information from patients, and providing information to patients. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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Cohen, Karen – Journal of Optometric Education, 1987
A program to recruit and retain minority group optometry students is described, including the program's design, student financial aid, a preenrollment enrichment program to ease the adjustment to professional school, and the personal and academic program outcomes. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education
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Bennett, Edward S. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1982
A 4-week course teaching interpersonal skills helps optometry students develop self-awareness in handling patients and other practice problems. Among the topics covered are questioning techniques, patient communication types, children, and difficult questions. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Helping Relationship
American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO. – 1972
Included in this booklet are facts about optometry which would be helpful for those considering entering the profession. The need for optometry, its history, accredited schools, distribution of manpower, and what the optometrist does are outlined. Over one-third of the booklet is a "Profile of a Profession" which discusses specialized optometric…
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Eyes, Health Personnel
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Werner, D. Leonard; Heiberger, Michael H.; Feldman, Jerome; Johnston, Edward – Optometric Education, 2000
A survey of second and third year students (n=1,092) at 16 optometric schools found 5.5 percent admitted to cheating in optometry school (and 13.9 percent admitted cheating in college), a finding similar to that found for medical students, whose self-reported cheating ranged from 4.7 percent to 10 percent. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Elliott, Richard B. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1980
A survey, taken of 13 colleges of optometry in the United States to ascertain the size of continuing education programs, is described. Information includes: (1) number of courses offered, (2) number of classroom hours, (3) number of enrollments, (4) man hours, and (5) number of persons employed in continuing education. (MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Courses, Enrollment, Higher Education
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Marren, Susan E. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1995
Second-year optometry students were asked to review videotapes of themselves performing two patient examinations to increase awareness of the examination process. A study of compliance with the assignment and later performance found that the perceived or potential gains from viewing one's own performance were not reflected in clinical evaluations.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Compliance (Psychology), Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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