We are the only optometry school in the country associated with a faith-based institution emphasizing individualized attention and placing a high importance on our student's personal growth and development. In addition to our goal of graduating clinically proficient optometrists, UIWRSO is equally concerned with graduating well-rounded healthcare professionals. We challenge you to consider what it means to be a compassionate doctor and leader in the community.
In this effort, we have implemented the Health Professional Personal Development Pathway contained within specific courses within the first two years of professional study. Examples of workshops and lectures within the personal development pathway include topics on mission, service, ethics, social justice, human dignity, leadership, embracing diversity, effective communication, self-care, and a patient-centered approach to healthcare.