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Tecnología Oftálmica


General Information


As a health professional trained in theoretical and clinical aspects of ophthalmology, ophthalmic technicians may practice in government agencies, private institutions, or private offices. They work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist and perform tasks such as patient examination, diagnostic testing, patient treatment, and assisting the ophthalmologist during surgical procedures.


The first year of prerequisite work includes general studies and introductory sciences courses to be completed at an accredited college or university. The second year of studies, offered at the Medical Sciences Campus, prepares the student for the specific professional responsibilities of an ophthalmic technician.


Admission Requirements


Applicants for admission to the professional program must comply with the following requirements:
· Completion of 33 credits of required courses at an accredited institution in the areas stated below. For specific courses within each subject, please contact the program.


Required Courses

English 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Spanish 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Humanities 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Social Sciences 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Biological Sciences 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Mathematics 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Total 33 Semester Credit - Hours


· Minimum grade point average of 2.00.
· Have a grade point average of at least 2.00 in biological sciences and mathematics.
· Fluency in Spanish and knowledge and comprehension of English.
· Minimum interview score of 12.

Course Descriptions

(Please click here to download the course descriptions in PDF format)

Informative Sheet

(Please click here to download the Informative Sheet of the Program)

Graduation Requirements


· Completion of program courses and clinical practice.
· Minimum grade point average of 2.00.

Program Faculty

Prof. Mercedes Rivera Valdés

Prof. Elina Caballero, COA, MC\SC


Physical Address

Medical Center Complex
Monacillo Area, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Medical Sciences Campus Main Building, 9thFloor, Office #A-903


Telephones

Director - 758-2525, ext. 1935
Secretary -758-2525, ext. 4603
Fax 758-3488

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