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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a leading school in the state for studentsPre Optometry considering going into one of various medical health professions. Students will work closely with engaged, experienced faculty and have access to modern facilities and hands-on learning. There are many pre-professional degree options for students with interest in medicine, including Pre-Optometry.

Pre-Optometry: Students within this program take the prerequisites to take the Optometry Admissions Test, and enter an Optometry college with hopes of working as an Optometrist, or someone that provides primarily all vision and eye-care.

Field experience is a very important part of a student's academic career at River falls. Many UWRF students have the opportunity to participate in field experiences and internships at clinics in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including the world-class Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

UWRF also has a student organization known as the Pre-Health Club where students from all of the pre-professional programs collaborate and learn from each other. This helps to build a team aspect that is often used within the medical profession. They also offer access to volunteer work within clinics including the Angels in the ER program at St. Joseph's hospital.