What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

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Faces of SCCO: Meet Dr. Susan Cotter

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December 3, 2014 • Faces of SCCO

Susan Cotter, O.D., M.S., FAAO, is a professor and clinician scientist at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University, where she teaches as both a classroom and clinical educator, and she also performs clinical research. After training at the Illinois College of Optometry, she joined SCCO in 1997 and has since… Read More ›

Admissions »

ASCO Blog Article: Take Charge of Your Financial Wellness in Optometry School and Beyond

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For most students, planning for optometry school will involve financial aid and therefore loans. Here’s an article hosted on ASCO’s (Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry) blog that should help get you started on formulating a strategy when it comes to financing your professional grad school education. For those concerned about the amount of money that will… Read More ›

Applying »

Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Memorable & Winning Personal Statement: An Optometry Student’s Perspective

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For all optometry school applicants busy writing personal statements, this article may help. I highly endorse its wisdom. ~ Jane Ann Munroe, O.D., Assistant Dean of Admissions, SCCO Written by Maggie Francisco, SCCO, Class of 2016 According to Dr. Munroe, the goal of the personal statement is to show the admissions team mainly three things;… Read More ›

OAT »

OAT 2014 Exam Guide from ASCO

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This document is the official guide to policies for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT™)Program. It provides information about application and testing procedures, examination content and scoring. It’s a guide to help you understand the everything related to taking the OAT.  I recommend that you read it cover to cover.  Click here to access the link… Read More ›

The Interview »

Recommended Reading for Interview Preparation: Some of Dr. Munroe’s Favorites

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In preparation for not only the interview but for your career in a profession where communication is key!  Here are 5 books I recommend to facilitate better communication, which always begins with a better understanding of human nature—the common theme to all of these books. The Medical School Interview—Secrets and a System for Success  by… Read More ›

Spotlights »

Faces of SCCO: Meet Dr. Susan Cotter

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Susan Cotter, O.D., M.S., FAAO, is a professor and clinician scientist at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University, where she teaches as both a classroom and clinical educator, and she also performs clinical research. After training at the Illinois College of Optometry, she joined SCCO in 1997 and has since… Read More ›

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