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What follows is a retrospective from an OAT test taker about the OAT. It was originally posted on SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-Optometry Students: This advice was given by a student who was accepted into SCCO. I don’t think she’d mind me telling you that she NAILED the […]
Continuing series featuring facutly who teach first year SCCO students, meet Jason Ng, OD, PhD, FAAO and hear his advice to incoming optometry students…
Join SCCO Admissions and our students for a virtual campus tour. While it’s not business as usual here with the pandemic going on, this video provides a glimpse into what life is like on the main campus for SCCO students. Take a look and check out the Student […]
Continuing series featuring facutly who teach first year SCCO students, meet Rachelle Lin, OD, MS, FAAO and hear her advice to incoming optometry students…
The “Why Choose SCCO Magazine” was designed with the serious future optometry student in mind. With detailed information about all aspects of our program and formatted for those well into the admissions process, it will be sure to answer any questions you may have about what SCCO has […]
As a recent UCLA grad from the Los Angeles area, Arbi talks about the transition from a large undergrad to SCCO, a small private optometry school. Made even more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, he also had to adapt to quarantine isolation and virtual remote learning.
Gina Gilson is from Northern California. She considered staying closer to home to attend optometry school, but it was ultimately her SCCO on-campus visits that made the program stand out as her dream school.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sabrina attended undergrad at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. She then—though COVID-19 became a pandemic—made the move across the country to attend SCCO.
Jacob knew where he hoped to attend optometry school. But of course now because of the pandemic, for all accepted applicants who haven’t been able to do the same, it’s much harder to have that certainty conviction when it comes to making the big decision.
With safety precautions due to COVID-19 requiring schools to move to interviews performed virtually, optometry students are faced with what can feel like an impossible decision: choosing to attend a school they’ve never been able to visit.
Given our current situation with COVID-19, I am republishing this article because is has renewed relevance as an accepted shadowing practice. In many ways, there is even more to be learned by interviewing an optometrist than by the mere passive observation of the traditional shadowing experience.