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NBEO Scores are Out! Now Celebrate!

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.

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After years of preparation, months of studying, and weeks of waiting for the results, NBEO Part II scores were finally released! I’m sure you all did a fabulous job and passed with flying colors!

You are now one step closer to graduation and becoming a doctor; how exciting is that?! Now it’s time to celebrate your hard work; you deserve it!

Rock out!

Turn on your favorite playlist, crank up the volume, sing at the top of your lungs, and dance like no one is watching! Who cares if your roommate comes in wondering what’s going on! Have them join the party!

Spread the cheer!

You passed your exam! Now shout it from the roof tops! (Or at least Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). You worked really hard, you did great, and you are proud of it. Let others be proud of you as well!

Treat yourself to your favorite restaurant

As and optometry student, you have probably found yourself eating fast food often, skipping meals, or cooking up quick (and likely unhealthy) foods. Take time to go our to your favorite restaurant, enjoy a delicious meal, relax, and don’t feel rushed!

Celebrate with your favorite “beverage”

This may have been your plan whether you passed or failed the exam, but you passed! Having a few drinks is much better when you are happy. Go out with some friends and enjoy a social atmosphere with your favorite beverage. Just remember to drink responsibly :)

Catch up on sleep

Take the night off from studying for the next exam and get some zzz’s. You’ve probably been deprived of a good night’s sleep in quite some time. Take a break and relax. Your body will love you!

Binge watch TV

I’m sure you’ve fallen behind on several of your favorite TV shows or Netflix series. Get comfy on your couch with a warm blanket and cup of coffee and binge watch some good television! 

Spend time with your family 

You probably sacrificed some time with those close to you while you were spending so much time and effort studying for boards.Try to make up for lost time and show them how much you appreciate their support during that busy time. 

-Dr. Dexter 

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Topics: NBEO, Stress, Test Scores