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Optometry internship with stipend

posted Feb 25, 2016, 6:07 AM by Lynn Gillie   [ updated Feb 25, 2016, 6:08 AM ]
  The SUNY College of Optometry is proud to offer the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry
Program (CSTEP) Spring Internship and Summer Academic Program for underrepresented 
and/or economically disadvantaged college students (freshman to seniors). 

The Spring Internship allows students to experience and learn about the field of optometry 
while shadowing optometrists at our University Eye Center, going on field trips, conducting 
research projects and learning from special lectures.
Program Dates: May 31, 2016 to June 10, 2016 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
The Summer Academic Program –“Introduction to Vision and Optometry.” This course is 
considered to be a “pre-first year optometry” and “gateway course” and will be taught by SUNY 
Optometry faculty. This course provides an overview of exciting topics in vision science and 
optometry. Students will be introduced to basic ocular anatomy and physiology, visual 
perception and visual neuroscience. They will also learn and discuss diseases and conditions 
commonly seen in clinical practice and will have the opportunity to observe clinical eye care in 
the University Eye Center. Students may be able to transfer two graduate level credits to their 
home institutions.
Program Dates: June 2, 2016 (Orientation) to July 21, 2016 (Every Thursday, 10am to 
3pm)
Both programs are Free and Students receive a stipend and make great connections with 
optometrists, residents and students. A student may apply to both programs and be accepted to 
one or both programs. 
Eligibility for both programs: Applicants must be 1) New York State Residents; 2) from an 
historically underrepresented minority group and/or economically disadvantaged and 3) a full-
time college student.

Deadline: The deadline to apply to both the Spring Internship and Summer Academic Program 
is March 31, 2016.
Apply: Students can learn more about the program and apply online at