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Well, I've taken most of the first round of tests for all my classes and so far so good, but there's been more to February than just those exams . Let me catch you up...
First there was the Super Bowl. My roommate and I hosted a Super Bowl watch party at our apartment and had several of our classmates join us in watching the game. My poor Patriots couldn't come back after their '08 match-up with the Giants, but it was still a good game (past my tears of course!). Plus you couldn't beat the Super Bowl snacks everyone brought...yummy!
Second, SCO is in the works of establishing an Honor Code, and I sit on the development committee. We met for the first time this month. The committee is filled with a mix of student representatives, staff, and faculty members. We're looking to present a formal proposal to the school come this summer. I'm looking forward to participating on this committee and developing an Honor Code that is both a source of pride for our school and represents the high ethical conduct of our profession.
On an exciting note, I was elected to be the next AOSA Trustee. I'll serve the first year as the Trustee-Elect learning the ropes from the current Trustee before I take the reigns my third-year. The AOSA Trustee represents the school nationally as a member of the American Optometric Student Association Board of Trustees. The AOSA is the student-leg of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and seeks to keep students involved in organized optometry. The Trustee and Trustee-Elect organize several campus events like Optifest, the Student Bowl competition, and World Sight Day among many others. A big part of these events is to fund raise money for student travel grants to various conferences throughout the year, specifically Optometry's Meeting. With this position, I get to travel to Washington D.C. in April to lobby on behalf of our profession with the AOA-PAC....can-not-wait! Washington D.C. is like my second home, and I look forward to serving in the nation's capital alongside other optometry advocates to promote our great profession.
So, this leads me to now. This past week, the first year students had our first eye dilation lab when we preform direct ophthalmoscopy. This clinical tool allows us to directly examine a patient's optic nerve and their retinal blood vessels...exciting stuff as we move to more internal testing skills.
Spring break begins next Friday (woo-hoo!) and with it comes SECO! Can't wait to update this blog from all the fun stuff that happens in the ATL for SECO 2012!
Until the next post...