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Premed Pathway: Optometry (BS/OD MCPHS University-Worcester)

Campus: Boston
School: School of Arts & Sciences

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Premed Pathway: Optometry (BS/OD; MCPHS University)

This professional pathway allows students to earn a combined BS and Doctor of Optometry from MCPHS University.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty mentors with years of expertise in both teaching and advising pre-health professions students
  • A strong peer support network of pre-health students, including a Premedical Society and Minority Association of Health Professions Students Chapter 
  • Committee letter and interview support for students applying to professional school; courses and resources that are custom designed for professional school entrance exams and application preparation
  • Research fellowships, clinical internships, and volunteer and shadowing opportunities in the Longwood Medical Area and Greater Boston

OD Option I

7-Year Accelerated Track

  • 3 years undergraduate coursework at MCPHS University–Boston
  • 4 years graduate coursework at MCPHS University–Worcester
  • Merit-based scholarship is renewable each year at MCPHS University–Boston and MCPHS University–Worcester

OD Option II

8-Year Traditional Pathway

  • 4 years undergraduate coursework at MCPHS University–Boston
  • 4 full years graduate coursework at MCPHS University–Worcester (accelerated, year-round, 32 months)
  • Merit-based scholarship is renewable only for the first 4 years at MCPHS University–Boston

If you have any questions, please contact Lynden Weddas, the Admission Premedical and Health Studies program expert, at or 617.947.6410.