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The American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation have multiple committees hard at work supporting the mission of the Academy. Click through below to read more about each group.
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Charge: The Function of the Admittance Committee is to work directly with candidates for Fellowship, and to develop and implement the procedures that must be followed for candidates to be admitted as Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry.
Admittance Mentorship Subcommittee
Charge: The Mentorship Subcommittee’s role is to recruit and train Academy Fellows to be good mentors and help match Fellows with current and prospective candidates from similar backgrounds and areas of expertise.
Charge: To identify Academy awardees and plan and implement appropriate recognition.
Charge: To stimulate interest in chapter activities by networking with each other to increase the number of chapters where there are sufficient numbers of Academy Fellows.
Charge: The Committee works with the Board of Directors and staff to support ongoing and new communications initiatives annually.
Charge: The function of the Ethics Committee is to review complaints related to the Standards of Conduct of Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry.
Faculty Student Liaison Committee
Charge: The Fellows of the AAO want optometry students, graduate students and the faculty at schools and colleges to join them in promoting education and research throughout the world.