ASCO Inspiring Future ODs Ambassador Program
Become an Inspiring Future ODs Ambassador!
Register to be a part of the Inspiring Future ODs program and be up to date with the latest news about the program.
ASCO’s Inspiring Future ODs program is an educational effort that encourages Doctors of Optometry and optometry students to speak to prospective applicants and community members about optometry as a rewarding future career. According to ASCO data, Doctors of Optometry are the profession’s best advocates. If you have a patient in your office or any other young person you think could contribute to and benefit from the profession of optometry, consider assisting that person in gaining further insight and information about this fulfilling career choice.
ASCO launched an exciting new campaign called, “Optometry Gives Me Life” in 2019. This campaign is aimed at undergraduate students who are seeking a career in STEM and healthcare. ASCO is also pleased to offer the following free materials that will help start the conversation in your office or your community.♦
This colorful newspaper-feel brochure from the “Optometry Gives Me Life” campaign conveys to prospective students how three Doctors of Optometry impact the lives of real people while allowing them to live their best life. It explains the admissions process and also includes information for all the schools and colleges of optometry.
To request copies of the brochure for your office or presentation, please contact Paige Pence, Director of Student and Residency Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.♦
These cards contain key facts and online resources that are available for practitioners, presenters and other influencers to use to start the conversation with prospective optometry students.
To request copies of the marketing card for your office or presentation, please contact Paige Pence, Director of Student and Residency Affairs at email@example.com.♦
This presentation is available to be used to speak about the profession of optometry. It contains everything you need to know about optometry from learning what Doctors of Optometry do, types of practice available, career outlook and educational requirements.♦
Other Resources for the Promotion of Optometry as a Career
The ASCO blog contains information about the profession, including, “Dear Pre-Optometry Students,” “A Day in the Life of an Optometrist,” “A Day in the Life of an Optometry Student,” “What it Takes to be a Competitive Applicant,” “Taking the OAT,” “Why You Should Join, or Start, a Pre-Optometry Club,” and “The Importance of Shadowing in Pursuing an Optometry Career.”♦
ASCO YouTube Channel – includes videos and podcasts about all the exciting things going on in optometric education.♦
If you would like us to stay in touch with you about the Inspiring Future ODs program, please complete the registration form. We will provide you updates when new marketing materials are available and any other exciting news about the “Optometry Gives Me life” campaign.
We would like to thank you for your commitment to optometric education and your willingness to promote optometry through the Inspiring Future ODs program!
Contact Paige Pence, Director of Student and Residency Affairs, at 301-231-5944, x3077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.