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Today was a great day!! It was my first day going to a nursing home and seeing patients there. It was a great experience. I love how here at SCO we get exposure and so many patient encounters in different areas in optometry. Today we had to bring all of our clinical equipment do an exam right in the patient's room. It definitely is different than performing the examination in the adult primary care suite at The Eye Center. But overall we all had awesome experiences and met some really neat people.
This week our class had to do a research paper for integrative analysis class. Even though it was challenging to do the research, it was rewarding as well. I got to be familiar with our library and the vast resources we have here. Here at our library we have a program called Vision Net. It is a big database network of hundreds of journals and articles all about optometry, ophthalmology, opticianry, vision science, etc (everything about the eye). It is so big and full of resources that other schools pay to use it!! We, as SCO students, obviously do not have to pay for it. It was so helpful with writing my paper.
We also had our phone-a-thon last night. We, as ambassadors, made phone calls to the incoming class of 2014 reminding them of some important dates coming up and some things they still need to send in. It was great to hear how excited they are in starting school here. It was great to be able to relate to them and help answer their questions. We have been in their shoes before and it definitely helps to be able to ask questions to upperclassmen students. There are so many of us that would love to help answer any questions that you may have.
Well that's it for this week but I will keep you informed and up to date with my life here at SCO...