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Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry - 2017

Presentation for the entering Class of 2017
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Michael Bacigalupi

on 12 October 2016

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DEAN
David S. Loshin, OD, PhD, FAAO
ASSOCIATE DEAN
Josephine Shallo-Hoffmann, PhD, FAAO
ASSISTANT DEAN
Linda S. Rouse, OD, FAAO
ASSISTANT DEAN
Michael Bacigalupi, OD, MS, FAAO
DEPT CHAIR CLINICS
Barry Frauens, OD, FAAO
DEPT CHAIR DIDACTIC
Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Dipl
RECRUITER
Juan Saavedra, MA
ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
Elizabeth Rodriguez, BA
NSU College of Optometry
Administration
Faculty
Mariam Abdou, OD, FAAO
Jamie Althoff, OD, FAAO
Deborah Amster, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Michael Au, OD, FAAO
Annette Bade, OD, MS, FAAO
Surbhi Bansal, OD
Kelly Bassion, OD
Eulogio Besada, OD, MS, FAAO
Hoa Bi, OD, PhD, FAAO
Ava Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO
Greg Black, OD
Stacey Coulter, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD, Dipl
Melanie Crandall, OD, MBA, FAAO
Marlon Demeritt, OD, MBA, FAAO
Alexandra M. Espejo, OD, FAAO
Laura A. Falco, OD, FAAO
Gregory M. Fecho, OD
Barry J. Frauens, OD, FAAO
Nadine M. Girgis, OD, FAAO
Andrea M. Janoff, OD, FAAO
May Jarkas, OD
Jasleen Jhajj, OD, FAAO
Cristina Law, OD, PhD, FAAO
Janet L. Leasher, OD, MPH, FAAO



Sharon Lee, OD, MS, FAAO
Rim Makhlouf, OD, FAAO
Chandra Mickels, OD, MS, FAAO
Perla Najman, OD
Leon Nehmad, MSW, OD, FAAO
Pamela Oliver, OD, MS, FAAO, Dipl
Arnie Patrick, OD, FAAO
Nicole Patterson, OD,MEd FAAO
Sherrol A. Reynolds, OD, FAAO
Jacqueline Rodena, OD, FAAO
Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO
Zoeanne Schinas, OD, FAAO
Ken Seger, OD, MS, FAAO
Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO
Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Dipl
Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO
Yin Tea, OD, FAAO
Julie A. Tyler, OD, FAAO
Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO
Albert Woods, MS, OD, FAAO
Bin Zhang, MD, PhD, FAAO
Who is Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry?
Who is Nova Southeastern University?
The largest not-for-profit university in the Southeast, and with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students, is the 8th largest in the United States. There are 8 Colleges in the Health Professions Division including: Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry, Nursing, Health Care Sciences and in 2018 - Allopathic (MD) Medicine
Ophthalmologist
Optometrist
Optician
MD/DO school + Residency
Eye and Lid Surgery
Secondary or Tertiary
May be licensed
2 yr training +/- apprenticeship
Fits and manufactures glasses
Contact Lens fitting
O.D. Degree
Doctor of Optometry
Primary Eye Care Providers
Refractive/Ocular Dx/VT
An independent primary health care provider who examines, diagnoses, and manages diseases and disorders of the visual system
Who are Eye Care Providers?
Photo: Dr. Diana Shechtman
Systemic diseases that manifest with ocular signs
High Blood
Pressure
Papilledema
Plaque or Clot
Diabetic
Retinopathy
Optometric Physicians
Optometry recognized as the #11 Best Health Care Job by US News & World Report (April 2016)
Optometry listed in Time Magazine as one of the "Best Careers for 2015"
(July 2015)
Optometry is identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…………
Employment of optometrists is expected to grow by 33 percent
from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations
Demand for eye care is high …………….
“Because the job is so appealing, it can be tough to land a spot in optometry school.”
Normal Retina
Private Practice
Group MD/DO/OD
HMO/ VA
Corporate Research
Commercial Practice
Education
Residencies
What do you do after optometry school?
What is optometry school all about?
SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ST. LOUIS
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
WESTERN UNIVERSITY
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY
INCARNATE WORD UNIVERSITY
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
CHICAGO COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY
INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
MICHIGAN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Schools and Colleges of Optometry
23...by August 2017
Who is an Optometrist?
Years 1 & 2 Basic and Clinical Sciences
Basic biological & medical sciences
Pharmacology, ocular disease, systemic pathology
OTM (clinical procedures), optics, vision science
Year 3 Optometric Specialty Courses
Contact lens, binocular vision, pediatrics, low vision, geriatrics, primary care clinical training
Year 4 Interships/Externships
Primary care, low vision, contact
lens, binocular vision / pediatrics,
tertiary care, clinical electives
Optometry Curriculum
Two 3-month Rotations
Tertiary (Pre and Post Op Care)
Elective
Over 45 sites including:
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Veteran Administration Hospitals
Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin China
MacDill Air Force Base
Indian Health Service
Private Ophthalmology/Optometry Practices
4th Year Externships
How do you get in to optometry school?
Prerequisite Courses
90 SCH (30 SCH at four year institution)
including:
Semester Credit Hours
Calculus 3
Physics (+ lab) 8
Biology (+ lab) 8
Chemistry (+ lab) 8
Organic Chem (+ lab) 4
Microbiology 3
Biochemistry 3
Anatomy&Physiology 3

Social/behavioral sciences 15
English (comp and/or lit) 6
60+ SCH
Optometry Centralized Application Service
All 23 Schools and Colleges of Optometry are participating
www.optomcas.org
Application dates opened July 1, 2016 for the 2017 entering class and end April 1st.
This process saves applicants from ordering multiple sets of transcripts and recommendation letters
All GPA calculations are completed by OptomCAS for consistency
Tell me about the NSU Optometry Program...
Traditional (4 year) Professional Program
First entering class was in 1989
100+/- 5 students per class or ~400 students total
~1157 applicants OptomCAS
#2 in the USA for number of applicants
42 states represented in program
50% from Florida
15% from Canada
Entering Class of 2016

2016 Entering Class
76 female, 29 male
Average age of applicants = 22.5
Undergraduate Grade Point Average = 3.44
Undergraduate Science GPA = 3.30
Optometry Admission Test (OAT)
Academic Average= 329
Total Science= 328
55 from the State of Florida
14 from Canada
20 other states
Tell me about NSU Optometry's unique programs...
Unique to NSUCO
5-10 students per year or ~40 students total
Provides opportunity for professional education
Special education or family issues
Lighter load for first three years
Same courses as traditional program
Last two year with traditional program
Extended (5 year) Professional Program
Unique to NSUCO
For students who have potential and demonstrated commitment to the profession….but do not qualify for the traditional professional program
NSU's Halmos College of Natural Sciences & Oceanography
Math, Speech or Technical Writing, Optics
NSU College of Optometry
Basic Biological Sciences with OD-1’s & D-1's
Earn an 83% overall average
Accepted into Traditional Optometry program following year
12 of 17 successful in 2014 (+ 2 at IUSO)
17 of 17 successful in 2015
14 of 15 successful in 2016
Preparatory Optometry Program
Mini-MBA for Optometrists
In conjunction with the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship this 40 classroom hour course is integrated into the 3rd year curriculum. It provides students with an excellent business foundation taught by the Executive Education Faculty.
Post Graduate or Concurrent Programs
Residency Programs
Accredited by ACOE
30 Positions under NSUCO
UECI / VA Hospitals/Practices
Disease/Primary Care/Contact Lens
Binocular Vision / Pediatrics
MS Clinical Vision Research
Train clinicians to perform clinical research
OD/MPH
Concurrent 4 year program
OD/MBA
Concurrent 5 year program
1) Safe, green campus in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2) Clinical experiences in all optometric specialties such as pediatrics, low vision, contact lenses, and ocular disease
3) Truly improve patients' lives at The Eye Care Institute's five locations
Can you SEE yourself here?
4) Unique programs to enhance learning, including mini-MBA, Extended Program, and Preparatory Optometry Program
5) International mission trips annually provide rewarding clinical experiences
6) Enhance careers with post-graduate learning opportunities, including M.S. in Clinical Vision Research, M.P.H., and unique Residencies
Can you SEE yourself here?
Can you SEE yourself here?
Where will I find more information?

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
www.opted.org
Information about the profession for the applicant and advisors
Frequently asked questions
Links to other related sites
American Optometric Association
www.aoa.org
American Academy of Optometry
www.aaopt.org
Nova Southeastern University
http://optometry.nova.edu/
Juan Saavedra
Recruiter & Student Affairs
jsaavedra@nova.edu
(954) 262-1651
Dr. Michael Bacigalupi
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions
bacigalu@nova.edu
How do I get more Information?
How do we keep in touch?
PLEASE FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook at www.facebook.com/NSUOptometry
Twitter at www.twitter.com/NSUOptometry
Instagram at www.instagram.com/NSUOptometry
Blog at http://blogs.nova.edu/bacigalu
What about your clinics?
The Eye Care Institute Student Clinical Experience
5 Clinic Locations


Davie Health Center
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
North Miami Beach
Broward Lighthouse
Kids in Distress

Underserved & Diverse Patient Populations
Sliding scale for services
Low cost optical options
Research opportunities
Multidisciplinary Settings
Each Clinic associated with medical and/or dental services
~ 40,000 visits per year
>100 examination lanes
State-of-the-art equipment
EMR since March 2008
The Eye Care Institute:
Services Provided
Primary Eye Care
Cornea and Contact Lens Service
Pediatrics & Binocular Vision
Strabismus Service
Vision Therapy Service
Vision Rehabilitation
Low Vision Service
Geriatrics Service
Advanced Ophthalmic Care
Glaucoma Service
Diabetes & Macula Service
(Interdisciplinary)
Electro-diagnostics
(One of the two centers in South Florida)
24 hour Emergency Eye Care
Optometrist
Doctor of Optometry
Primary Eye Care Providers
2017
Fort Lauderdale
Can you SEE yourself here?
7) Multidisciplinary environment encourages scholarly activity, networking, service, and lifelong learning
8) Student organizations and charitable social events unite a diverse student body
9) Full university community with a great gym and interactive environment to help students achieve a healthy school/life balance
Can you SEE yourself here?
OTM Lab
O.D.
Make great friends...
...the number of people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, has increased in recent years. These diseases frequently cause vision problems and require treatment from optometrists.
SERVICE TO HUMANITY
Health
Professions
Division
Herpes Keratitis
Pterygium
Cataract
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Help People!
20/20 Acuity
What makes NSUCO Proud?

Mission
10) Use of iPads and advanced technology in the classroom, lab, and clinics
2015 Review of Optometry Income Survey
Women's Day Magazine - #5 Highest Paying, Least Stressful Jobs (August 2016)
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