Each year during the Fall, our optometry club works with UCBSO to plan Fall Conference – an amazing resource for navigating the in’s and out’s of completing your optometry school application. This year’s Spring Conference aims to further strengthen your holistic application by providing you with the means to build soft, interpersonal skills also essential to being a successful applicant.
Here are a few presentations and workshops you can look forward to as an attendee of this year’s Spring Conference:
– Mock Interview: First-hand Simulation of MMIs with Current UCBSO Students
– How to Master Confidence & Communication: Finding Your Voice as a Young Professional
– Personality Assessments: Understanding Your Strengths and Weaknesses
– Professional Development Workshops
The goal of this year’s conference is to provide you with more insight and resources to building your own personal brand. With a better understanding of self, you’ll have a starting point for crafting meaningful personal statements, as well as an outlook toward your future professional career. Hope to meet you all on Conference Day!
Attire: Business Casual
Registration fee: $5 per person (to help cover the cost of lunch) This can be paid in cash on the morning of the conference or via Venmo (@CalForesight) with the memo: “Spring Conference 2018.” Please note that there are no refunds via Venmo if you can no longer attend.
If you have any questions, email Vivian Dinh & Sophia Lam
If you are interested in joining us, please fill out this registration form by Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 11:59PM: tinyurl.com/spconf18signup
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/811167939067337/
The OptomCAS portal now opens June 29th instead of July 1st.
It now costs $165 to apply for the first school and $65 for each additional school you apply to (ie: 3 schools cost $295).
UCB, SUNY, MCPHS, SCCO, and NECO accept it for the Calc and Stats prereqs, while Western and ICO do not.
The last semester for MCB 50 to be valid for Berkeley’s Immunology requirement is Spring 2014. After that semester, applicants from Berkeley must take MCB 150 to satisfy this prerequisite.
UC Berkeley School of Optometry is now taking UC Berkeley’s Math 10A and Math 10B to satisfy their calculus and statistics requirement. Both courses need to be completed for this to count towards the two subjects.
Western University has made a new decision regarding chemistry prerequisites. They have decided that Chemistry 1B will not longer a required course to be eligible to apply to Western University.
The following chemistry sequences currently accepted for UC Berkeley students are: Chemistry 1A, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL AND MCB 100 OR MCB 102.
UPDATE: MCB 100/102 will not fulfill the Biochemistry requirement if it is used as a part of your chemistry sequence. You must take another Biochemistry course if you intend to use MCB 100/102 as a substitute for Chem 1B.
For those of you who are thinking about applying to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for your Optometry studies, Biochemistry will no longer be a required course, but will now be a recommended course for admissions. If you apply and decide to attend MCPHS, biochemistry will be taught during your first year.
For more information, please visit their website.