Focus on Your Future Summer Program

Illinois College of Optometry
Chicago, IL.
Dates 11 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
Deadline April 1, 2016


FoYF is open to underrepresented minorities who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program either in their first, second, or third year. We also accept applications for students who are enrolled in a community college, post-baccalaureate, or graduate program.

There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are only responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation to and from ICO. Participants are housed at no charge in ICO’s Residential Complex.


This week-long summer program introduces ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. Participants meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, see our facilities, and get to know Chicago. 

Focus on Your Future includes sample lectures from real ICO courses, an overview of the admissions process, career and leadership development, clinical exposure, and student and OD panels. At the end of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion. To get a better idea of the week’s activities, take a peek at a previous year’s agenda.

More Information

Director of Admissions/Marketing
Teisha Johnson, MS
, 3241 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-949-7400
Fax: 312-949-7680