Envisioning the Future Optometry Workforce in North Carolina

A Case Study of the Use of Health Workforce Data to Make a Decision about a New Optometry School

11th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

April 30, 2015

Key Findings:

  • Strong future supply in pipeline
  • Rapid growth of other optometry programs in other states
  • North Carolina has reputation for being progressive state in which to practice
  • State has attracted optometrists despite lack of an optometry school
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