Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Program Update


Due to the steady decrease in Bridging One eligible candidates referred by the Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FORAC), the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP) no longer has sufficient numbers to sustain this program.  In fairness to those who are currently eligible for Bridging One, they will be immediately eligible for Bridging Two.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2018 Bridging Two Program date determined

The Bridging Two program is set to begin on Monday, February 5th, 2018.

The International Optometric Bridging Program has sent out offers of admission to 18 applicants.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Bridging One Program has been discontinued

Due to the steady decrease in Bridging One eligible candidates, the Bridging One program has been discontinued. However, the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP) will continue to offer the Bridging Two program.

All current Bridging One eligible applicants will be considered for Bridging Two.

Friday, September 8, 2017

New Director & Program Manager, International Optometric Bridging Program


After 5 years as Director of the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP), Dr. Murray Turnour has retired. The IOBP would like to thank Dr. Turnour for his passion and dedication to the program and wish him all the best as he embraces this new chapter in his life.

Dr. Jenna Bright, previous IOBP Program Manager, has accepted the Director’s position.  Dr. Bright brings a wealth of experience having worked for the IOBP for the past 8 years.

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