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.
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 […]
As an admissions officer, I have reviewed thousands of applications and have developed an expectation for essential elements that I look for in competitive applicants—those who will qualify to advance in SCCO’s admissions process. I explain the process here in this video: The most fundamental explanation of SCCO’s […]
I love to read these MBKU News articles featuring students. The articles discuss the various aspects of not only student life, but student leadership, dreams, and aspirations. Also featured are recent grads and what they have been able to achieve in a short time. If you’re looking for […]
Nervousness is inherent to any interview process… But the nervous vibe is not what you want to give off because it conveys fear and being out of control… You can be nervous and still control the vibe you give off. I will use wisdom from Cesar Millan, The Dog […]
Are you a resident of AK, AZ, CO, HI, MT, NV, NM, ND, UT, or WY? Then you may be eligible for up to $18,000 per year towards tuition through WICHE’s Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP).
Anytime I meet an applicant who scores well on the OAT, I ask him or her to write a how-to article on how he or she prepared to take it. This is such an article. You can’t get much better than the top score of 400 in every […]
Peer Advisors are upperclassmen who are trained to assist incoming students make the transition into professional grad school. One of the ways they assist is through the Peer Advisor Blog. Here is an example of such a blog article that may even be helpful to you as a pre-optometry […]
Canadian students planning to attend grad school in the U.S. inherently have additional considerations. Here is how SCCO supports our Canadian students with this process… Pre-Admission Personal Counseling: Connect with SCCO’s Office of Admissions: As a fundamental step in the process, know SCCO’s admissions advisers are eager to […]
My Unofficial Study Guide to the OAT by Colin Leung, SCCO Class of 2022 This study guide was written by a SCCO student from the incoming class Fall 2018 who successfully took the OAT. Colin calls it his “Unofficial Guide to the OAT.” In it, he reports both […]