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MCO Future Students Mentorship Program

Mentor a Future Optometrist

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Support MCO and future optometrists by becoming a mentor to one of our students. You'll receive helpful materials and special recognition as a mentor.


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How It Works

1. Register

Register to become an MCO Mentor using this link and providing basic information.

Register now

2. connect with mco

We will connect with you to learn about your mentorship needs, send you a welcome package with goodies for your office and student kits, and provide a quick and easy way to order additional student kits as needed.

Request Kit Refills

3. Meet with Mentees

We will connect with your student mentees to offer low-pressure pre-optometry counseling, advice, and support as they desire.

List Your Mentees

4. Get Rewarded

We will reward your efforts through yearly recognition programs and events, including recognition at our annual Summer CE.


Contact the program coordinator, Dr. Sarah Hinkley, at (231) 591-2185 or [email protected].

Dr. Jim Miller, Director of Student Recruitment and Advising can be contacted for any questions regarding college prerequisites, advising, or the path to optometric education at (231) 591-2191 or [email protected].