What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

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

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September 15, 2014 • Personal Statement

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 ›

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Student Lawrence Yu’s Blog: Fourth Year SCCO Clinical Rotations

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Second only to Graduation Day, fourth year rotations are indisputably the most exciting months in a young optometrist’s educational years. In SCCO’s Outreach clinical program,  students are able to take hold of their education and customize their final year to fit their personal interests and professional goals. You are one step closer to being on… Read More ›

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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 ›

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“You’re Not in Kansas Anymore!” Jenn Cordell, Class of 2017

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by Jennifer Cordell,  Class of 2017 1st article in a series… Every applicant has an essay question that they absolutely loathe.  It’s a question that you see other kids answer with responses that are witty, emotional, and so well written that you know that anything you try to write will be immediately put to shame.  The essay question… Read More ›

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