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Video: What the Southern California College of Optometry Offers Optometry Students in an Optometric Education
Are you planning to attend optometry school and are in the process of researching the various optometry program and what they offer their students? Designed with the pre-optometry student in mind, here is a video presentation describing the features and benefits of the Southern California College of Optometry’s […]
Learn how to become a competitive applicant to SCCO’s optometry program!
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.
Article Hosted on ASCO’s Blog: Eye On Optometry For SCCO’s optometry applicant interview days, we invite parents and guests to accompany the applicants. They are invited to a general campus tour, hands-on preview of our new virtual learning technology, lunch reception, student panel presentation, presentation from SCCO’s dean, Dr. Stanley […]
When I chose optometry, a chief appeal was that I would be able run my own business, to be my own boss, and to implement my own vision on how I wanted to serve in this profession. If you have the same objective, then you will LOVE this […]
I practiced optometry for 30 years before joining the admin team here at MBKU. Nobody loves this profession more than I do. It has provided me with community, relationships, work-life balance allowing me to raise a family, mental stimulation, but above all, a true calling where I enjoyed the […]
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 […]
A question I often get from pre-optometry students is, “How can I get more involved with optometry before I actually start optometry school?” The American Optometric Association (AOA) is optometry’s national political organization that works to advance the profession. Optometry has come a long way in its 110+ […]
SCCO at Marshall B. Ketchum University is proud to announce a new program to assist pre-optometry students seeking shadowing experience. It’s been a long time in the making! Shadowing is key to both deciding if optometry is right for you and preparing to interview. Through this shadowing program […]