his article was written by a young man, Paul Hill, who will be applying to optometry school in the upcoming admissions cycle. I asked him to write this article because of the terrific success he had taking the OAT. I’ve asked his permission to report that he scored a 390 in the Academic Average and a 400 in the Total Science sections. With such solid scores, of course I asked him if he would share his OAT preparation method.
In an article from Ketchum Magazine, Moena Dean, graduating from SCCO this spring, explains how she successfully completed her term as a student. And not just any student! Moena gave birth to a son and daughter while she was an optometry student and still performed academically well enough […]
For optometry applicants, taking the OAT is inherently stressful. It just is. Even so, for some OAT test takers, there is excessive and unnecessary self-inflicted anxiety that can be avoided.
This article will explain what you can do before and during the OAT to help deal with the anxiety inherent in test taking.
Tips for successfully taking the OAT!
Newly available are OAT practice tests, electronic versions put out by the agency who administers the OAT.
Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry holds a unique distinction that speaks to its commitment to advancing the profession nationwide: It leads all optometry schools in the nation in the size of its residency program, offering 50 residency positions in 23 programs across six states. The majority of programs are offered in California, but there are affiliated programs in Washington, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah as well.
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, […]
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 […]
Find out more about the scholarship program available through the U.S. Navy for pre-optometry students.
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: