Pupillary Pathways

5 Steps for Making a New Year's Resolution for Optometry Students

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when optometry students feel as if we have to turn over a new leaf. The time when we imagine that the arrival of a year will provide us the motivation and persistence we need to make some serious changes in our lives. 

Traditionally, New Year’s Day is thought to be the ideal time to kick start a new phase in your life and the time when you must make your all important new year’s resolution. Don’t start off the new year setting yourself up for failure by vowing to make huge changes that will be hard to keep.

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Topics: Stress, 3rd Year Student, Studying, 4th Year Student, Optometry School

3rd & 4th Year Students:  How to Excel in Clinic

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Most of you 4th year students have either recently made the transition to your final rotation site, or are about to change locations within the next few weeks. Your last rotation site is going to be expecting a lot from you.

You are getting closer and closer to graduation and becoming a doctor, and with that comes a lot of responsibilities. You will need to feel comfortable making complex medical decisions on your own, and you will need to be confident as an eye care provider when presented with tough patients.

This is your last chance to take it all in, learn from your attending doctors, and make the most of your final few months working with some of the best optometrists and teachers out there. 

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Topics: Clinics, 3rd Year Student, 4th Year Student, Rotations