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Interested in Becoming Involved?

The ABO relies on a generous network of Diplomate volunteers to accomplish our mission. Volunteering not only benefits the Board and fellow Diplomates, it also benefits the volunteer by providing a rewarding experience, learning opportunities and a chance to earn CE credit toward MOC requirements.

We are always looking for dedicated, board certified optometrists from a diversity of practice areas who want to support the mission of the ABO. Whether you practice in a rural area or a major medical center, full-time or part-time, a seasoned provider or a new grad, we would love to work with you!

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including short term projects and longer-term committees. Current opportunities include:

  • State Ambassador - represent the American Board of Optometry at a minimum of one state association-level meeting annually and act as a mentor to fellow optometrists regarding board certification.
  • School Ambassador - represent the American Board of Optometry to students, residents and faculty through meetings, written communications and advocacy efforts focusing on the benefits of board certification.
  • SAM (Self-Assessment Module) Author - develop an evidence-based SAM using patient cases and images from your own practice. SAM authors follow a template outlining the format for the module and must identify evidence-based references to support the information presented in the SAM.
  • Item Writing/Review Committee – work with fellow Diplomates to develop items for the board certification exam and CAP assessments.

For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

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