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Our Students Harness Grit to Excel

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October 13, 2017

With a topic that does indeed influence the way admissions committees evaluate canidates, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance  by Angela Duckworth is a New York Times bestseller. The message is one that confirms what admissions officers have learned through experience:  the secret to an applicant’s  achievement is not talent or academic prowess, but rather it… Read More ›

U.S. Navy’s Health Professions Scholarship

Find out more about the scholarship program available through the U.S. Navy for pre-optometry students.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Hosted by President, Dr. Kevin Alexander

Always the teacher and student of astronomy, MBKU’s President, Dr. Kevin Alexander hosted MBKU students for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse viewing. He brought his own personal telescope on campus for the event. Dr. Alexander is in the baseball hat and dark blue shirt:  

SCCO Slide Show

It’s all ahead of you as a student at SCCO! Features various aspects of our program, student life, campus events, and our new clinical facility, Ketchum Health:  

SCCO Students Travel for a SVOSH Humanitarian Trip

Article from MBKU Campus News, March 31, 2017 A group of four SCCO optometry students, along with faculty member Dr. Corina van de Pol, recently traveled to Mexico for an SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) humanitarian trip. Throughout the week of February 18-25, they held clinics for underprivileged communities in Puerto Vallarta and… Read More ›

ASCO’s Social Life in Optometry School: What’s it Like?

Compared to undergraduate school, a health professions education such as a four-year Doctor of Optometry degree program involves a heavier course load, more challenging material and a more serious commitment. Students really invest themselves and work hard to eventually experience the stability, flexibility, desirable income and personal satisfaction of an optometric career. But that doesn’t… Read More ›

Faculty Mentoring and Advising Program for SCCO Students

SCCO invests itself in its students’ success!  As incoming students go through the matriculation process, not only do admissions advisers help with the process but also support services through the Office of Student Affairs with its many offerings helps make the transition into both student and academic life a successful one. SCCO’s Faculty Mentoring and Advising… 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 ›

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 ›

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