Washington DC, what a great place for Optometry’s Meeting! The nation’s capitol offers a wide range of attractions and activities full of historic landmarks, parks, monuments, museums, and memorials. Although there are far too many sites to see in the few days that you’ll be in town, we’ve put together some of the “must-see” places during your visit.
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A curriculum vitae (CV) is a thorough and detailed account of not only your education and past work experiences, but it also identifies any achievements, awards, and honors you’ve been conferred, as well as your involvement in groups, projects, and publications. Curriculum vitae is Latin for “course of life” and should give potential employers a good overall idea about what you’ve done, who you are, and what you can offer. This article will review the “must-haves” when it comes to creating a successful CV.
Have you heard about the controversy in Florida? A recent court motion may require that new and upcoming graduates retake all parts of the NBEO exam if they intend on practicing in Florida.
Apparently, the law states that the Florida Board of Optometry must certify an applicant as eligible for licensure prior to them taking the NBEO exam. As we all know, optometry students do not typically apply for licensure until after they've taken the NBEO and met requirements for graduation.
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As your 3rd year begins to wrap up, you are probably starting to get prepared for your first rotation as a 4th year optometry student. This time is very exciting and represents a huge transition in your path to becoming a doctor. You will no longer be taking classes, midterms, and finals at school; you’ll be out working in a clinic (likely 8 hours a day, 5 days per week), seeing patients and absorbing all the information you can to help prepare you for the “real world.”
When I was an optometry student our NBEO exams were still presented as an old-fashioned paper booklet with scorecard. The testing centers were usually just a conference room of a local hotel where everyone sat in the same room at long tables.
Everyone knows what to expect with paper tests, as I’m sure you’ve all been tested in this fashion more times than you can even count. But what happens during computer-based tests? What are the testing locations like? What must you bring with you and what is already provided for you at the center?
These are all things that you should familiarize yourself with so that you feel more comfortable with the examination procedure that the NBEO now utilizes.