Gina Gilson is from Northern California. She considered staying closer to home to attend optometry school, but it was ultimately her SCCO on-campus visits that made the program stand out as her dream school.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sabrina attended undergrad at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. She then—though COVID-19 became a pandemic—made the move across the country to attend SCCO.
Jacob knew where he hoped to attend optometry school. But of course now because of the pandemic, for all accepted applicants who haven’t been able to do the same, it’s much harder to have that certainty conviction when it comes to making the big decision.
With safety precautions due to COVID-19 requiring schools to move to interviews performed virtually, optometry students are faced with what can feel like an impossible decision: choosing to attend a school they’ve never been able to visit.
Given our current situation with COVID-19, I am republishing this article because is has renewed relevance as an accepted shadowing practice. In many ways, there is even more to be learned by interviewing an optometrist than by the mere passive observation of the traditional shadowing experience.
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Here’s an article written by a young man who was accepted into our incoming class for this fall. Its overarching message describes how he went about the decision-making and even more importantly, how he dealt with the inherent anxiety in that process. By way of endorsement and from […]
Applying to optometry school may seem like a huge undertaking. While you should treat the process with the focus it deserves, there’s no need to let anxiety or perfectionism creep in and cause you to submit a late application. What follows are suggestions for simple things you can […]
More and more and for not just the obvious reasons of conserving resources and a shortened timeline, pre-optometry students are deciding to forego completion of a bachelor’s degree before applying to optometry school.