Who Should be Optometrists?
The Australian Journal of Optometry | Published : 1975
Selection of students into optometry courses is commonly on the basis of results at the matriculation examinations at the end of secondary schooling. These examination results are a reasonable predictor of first year examination results but they are a poor predictor of clinical performance in later years of the course. Selection on the basis of results in the first year of tertiary education is also a poor predictor of final year clinical performance. Interviews and headmaster reports are often advocated as a means of selecting students into professional courses but these methods have been shown to be of little value. Recent evidence has shown that tests of personality can help identify thos..View full abstract