What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

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An Optometrist Saved My Vision!

November 18, 2016

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 ›

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 ›

SCCO Alumni Shadowing Program for Pre-Optometry Students

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 of SCCO Alumni who have volunteered to… Read More ›

Shadowing? Try the Informational Interview

There are two chief shadowing objectives: to “try on” the optometric profession and see if it’s right for you and to collect evidence to substantiate your claim that it is indeed a good fit. You need to be able to tell your own story and how you see it unfolding in the profession of optometry…. Read More ›

Shadowing and the Interview: Build Your House with Bricks!

To prepare for the interview, shadowing is the single most important experience you will need. The story you tell about your shadowing experience should be the key element of your response to that first interview question, “Why do you want to be an optometrist?” I see it year after year: the single biggest reason applicants… Read More ›

The “How-To Guide” to Effective Shadowing: A Student Perspective

You finally decide to apply to optometry school. You make a commitment to complete your prerequisites, stay on top of your grades and take the OAT. All of your requirements seem to be complete… but what about shadowing? It’s not always a requirement for optometry school, yet all schools seem to highly recommend it. What… Read More ›

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