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Preprofessional Opportunities

SUNY State College of Optometry


Category: Summer
Type: Clinical
Location: New York New York


Edward R. Johnston, O.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs
CSTEP Director
SUNY State College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

(212) 938-5505
Fax: (212) 938-5504


Underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged students who are State residents of New York and currently attending an accredited college or university are eligible. Preference is given to sophomores and juniors in high academic standing and other students are considered if there are unfilled slots.


Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is designed to expose students to clinical observations, optometric orientation, site visits, and group sessions on optometry school and learning skills seminars. Students will learn to develop and present a research project. Students will be given a stipend of $250 a day to defray the cost of transportation and lunch. Books and supplies will be provided free of charge.