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SCCO Students Travel for a SVOSH Humanitarian Trip

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April 5, 2017

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 ›

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 ›

Optometry: Good Work, Good Life

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 responsibility of striving to be worthy of my patients’… Read More ›

MBKU Students Deliver Free Care to Underserved in LA County at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Here’s an example of how MBKU’s optometry students are involved in community service even in their very first year… MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry doctors administered 1,298 eye exams to those in need at the annual Care Harbor event in Los Angeles.  Care Harbor LA, an annual event that brings together health care providers… Read More ›

Faculty Interviews Posted on MBKU’s Peer Advisors’ Blog

New to MBKU this year are Peer Advisors, upperclassmen who volunteer to serve by helping incoming students get a leg up on adjusting to life at MBKU before Orientation even begins. Through our campus intranet, Peer Advisors host a community blog to discuss a variety of subjects of interest to matriculating students. What follows is a blog article… Read More ›

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