What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

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Applying Through OptomCAS Part Two: “Hitting Submit”

July 29, 2015 • Applying, OptomCAS

“I Hit ‘Submit.’ Now What Happens?” Written by Eryn Kraning, Director of Admissions, SCCO This article is Part Two of a series of two articles on how to apply through OptomCAS. For Part One of this series, click here. You’ve tediously entered transcripts, proof read your personal statement 2,020 times (because you’re after perfection, of course),… Read More ›

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MBKU Students Deliver Free Care to Underserved in LA County at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

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Here’s an example of how MBKU’s optometry students are involved in community service even in their very first year… MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry doctors administered 1,298 eye exams to those in need at the annual Care Harbor event in Los Angeles.  Care Harbor LA, an annual event that brings together health care providers… Read More ›

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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 ›

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“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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