What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO


Ketchum Magazine’s Inaugural Issue

January 29, 2016 • Admissions, Connect with SCCO

The online inaugural issue of a brand new publication, Ketchum Magazine! Ketchum Magazine is the official periodical of Marshall B. Ketchum University, published twice a year for university alumni, faculty, staff and friends of MBKU. Look here to find articles, keep you up to date with what is happening at Marshall B. Ketchum University.   Of particular… Read More ›

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Dress for Success: Necktie Giveaway Hosted by MBKU Campus Store

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“Ties, Ties, Ties, and More,” the now annual event sponsored by our the MBKU Campus Store. It’s a giveaway of neckties, suits, and shirts, a.k.a mandatory attire for student doctors who are being trained to deliver patient care. Yes, we realize that neckties are not a customary item in the undergrad students’ wardrobe. That’s why Campus Store… Read More ›

Applying »

Optometry: An Inspired Career Choice

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As an admissions adviser, I direct applicants to resources that will help them with their applications.  Here is such an article.  It is hosted on ASCO’s blog and features three optometrists with distinctively different careers. Here is inspiration for your own essays when answering the question about why optometry is your choice. Here’s ASCO’s blog article: Three ODs discuss what led… Read More ›


OAT Prep: Test Takers’ Opinions on Kaplan, OAT Destroyer & Chad’s Videos

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Here’s a recent Facebook conversation between SCCO students with a pre-optometry student regarding OAT test-preparation: Melisa G (pre-optometry student):  I am debating on how to prepare for the OAT and I was wondering if someone could give me some advice based on their past experience with Kaplan or the OAT Destroyer? Did you feel studying… Read More ›

The Interview »

“Six Interview Mistakes” by Michael Neece, Monster.com Contributing Writer

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I came across this article on Monster.com.  Michael Neece makes six concise points about interviewing that has relevance to an applicant interview.  I formatted this article so that my comments appear after each point made by its author: Six Interview Mistakes by Michael Neece, Monster.com, Contributing Writer #1  Confusing an Interview with an Interrogation:  Most candidates expect to be interrogated…. Read More ›

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What’s New in Residency Education for 2016

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More and more, prospective students are considering adding residency training to their optometric education plan. Optometric residency is a one-year post-doctoral program where the resident sees patients in the areas of Cornea & Contact Lenses, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Care, or Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy. This concentrated training increases a new grad’s marketability as residency-trained optometrists… Read More ›

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