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Help Your Pre-Optometry Club Be Even MORE Successful!

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October 17, 2017

Being part of a pre-optometry club is a great way to get plugged into your future profession, learn about the various optometry educational programs, and learn about how to make yourself a competitive applicant.  Pre-optometry clubs attract students who are not familiar with optometry. There’s  wisdom in the movie line, “If you build it, they will come.”… Read More ›

Pre-Optometry Club Day at SCCO

Need an event to attend as a pre-optometry club? Wouldn’t it be great to get together with other pre-optometry clubs? Want to learn more about SCCO’s program and what it offers? Pre-Optometry Club Day is a program designed with your pre-optometry club in mind! Topics include preparing to be a competitive applicant, student life, virtual… Read More ›

An Optometrist Saved My Vision!

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 Woo about our program’s benefits, and then… Read More ›

Have You Considered An Optometric Residency?

Article Hosted on ASCO’s Blog: Eye On Optometry 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… Read More ›

Club Night at MBKU

I have a new cub reporter. Her name is Erin Major, Class of 2020. She’s going to be helping me with the Blog, especially in the area of student life. Erin hails from Colorado Springs, CO. She completed her undergrad degree at University of Colorado, Boulder. Southern California is sure to be a brand new experience… Read More ›

How a Successful OAT-Taker Prepared

Here’s a post taken from Student Doctor Dot Net where a successful OAT test-taker outlines her strategy of how she prepared before and even on test day. Realize I have no way to validate this information, but I am simply reposting what she self-reported in this online forum. As a contextual reference for how she… Read More ›

Recent OD Grads Talk About What It’s Like to Own Their Own Practices

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 article. Featured are four new optometry grads… Read More ›

Best Things About Optometry School

Here’s an article that will provide both entertainment and motivation!  It is the latest offering from ASCO’s Blog. The article features current optometry students in every year of their four year programs. I always tell pre-optometry students that they are doing the hard part now, which is all the preparation and coursework it takes to apply. It’s… Read More ›

Practicing Goodwill: John Larcabal, OD, Assistant Professor

This article features alumnus Class of 1988, John Larcabal, OD. Since 1993, Dr. Larcabal has served our campus community as an Assistant Professor teaching Practice Management, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic. He has a heart for service… Alumni Stories from Ketchum Magazine John Larcabal didn’t necessarily have optometry in mind as a profession when… Read More ›

Dress for Success: Necktie Giveaway Hosted by MBKU Campus Store

“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 ›

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