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SUNY College of Optometry
Region:NYC: Bronx/ManhattanProgram Type: Year Round
Grades/Levels Served: College

Number of students Enrolled: 90

33 W. 42nd Street
SUNY College of Optometry
New York, 32 10036


Quy Nguyen OD, Project Director
Phone: 212-938-5505
Fax: 212-938-5504




Program Highlights:
As its primary objective, the CSTEP project at the SUNY College of Optometry exists to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority students in CSTEP-targeted professions, most particularly in the growing and dynamic profession of optometry. Services to current undergraduate college students include the following: •Expose, attract and recruit qualified students to the profession of optometry •Assist students applying to SUNY as well as to other colleges of optometry •Assist students in the preparation to take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the entrance exam required as part of the application and admission process •Provide career counseling •Provide students with scientific research opportunities to prepare them for graduate/professional school •Provide science, math, study and time management skills enrichment so that students are better prepared for the rigors of professional school •Provide social and cultural services to SUNY Optometry students (who completed CSTEP) to enhance their morale and camaraderie, while monitoring their academic progress and clinical skills •Assist SUNY Optometry students (who completed CSTEP) before and upon graduation with licensing exams and career placement






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