Marshall B. Ketchum University. “It’s a professional school.” “There are future doctors studying there.” To my young, immature high school self, that was a future that sounded unattainable, improbable, and far-fetched.
Oklahoma will always be home for me, but California is quickly winning my heart in other ways
When you first start your application journey you might also be feeling overwhelmed with planning out a timeline for applying. You are not alone, you can reach your goal, and making a realistic timeline to apply will really help you.
I never imagined myself feeling at home outside of the Great Lakes State – but I could not have been more wrong.
“The most important lesson is to remember that growth is nonlinear, and with each mistake
comes an opportunity to reconcile your faults and come back with a stronger foundation.”
“…highlight your beauty and passion in your interviews, and do not feel discouraged. Who wouldn’t want to enroll a genuine soul like you?”
Is the pressure of choosing a career scaring you half to death? Did your feeling of purpose get lost somewhere in the stress of school? Are you crying in the library reading this? If so, this article is for you…
Try to envision whether this can be a lifetime career for yourself, and be honest with yourself about who you are doing this for. Your “why” is what will motivate you through your challenging courses throughout optometry school.
You’ve decided to take the OAT! Congratulations! You’ve taken one of the first steps toward becoming an optometrist.
I went through many moments where I felt like I should drop one involvement or another because it felt like too much, but I found a family and joy in each place I served.