“We are very excited to welcome the class of 2021 as the inaugural class of the Chicago College of Optometry,” said Joshua C. Baker, M.S., O.D., Interim Dean for CCO. “This group of talented individuals will set the standard of achievement for every subsequent CCO class and we are excited to see how high they can reach.”
The inaugural class is comprised of students representing 19 states. It is the second Midwestern University campus with a school of Optometry; Glendale, Arizona hosts the other. It is also the second optometry school in Illinois, with the Illinois College of Optometry located near downtown Chicago.
During their last two years of study, students will gain firsthand experience at various clinical sites including the Midwestern University Eye Institute. The Eye Institute currently serves the community by offering comprehensive eye exams, vision care, and treatments.
The CCO class joins fellow graduate students at Midwestern University studying a variety of health care disciplines including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, and the health sciences.