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It’s Pooja again, and as a quick reminder, I am now a big old 4th year at SCO from Dallas, TX. I cannot believe I have been writing since 1st year! Wow, do I feel old.
Anyways I figured I would write a little bit about how my 4th and last year at SCO has been, especially since 2020 has been far from normal.
Our 4th year at SCO is spent doing a total of three rotations, one being at the school, another at an institution, and lastly one at a private practice. This is to help ensure students what type of practice they’d like to dive into once they’ve graduated.
As of right now I have completed my summer rotation at SCO and am currently in my institutional rotation in Kansas City, MO at Moyes Eye Center, an OD/MD practice in which both optometrists and ophthalmologists are employed at.
I have learned a WHOLE lot just in the couple of months I’ve been here and that’s not only in a disease and management aspect but also professionally. I just had one of the doctors send me a recommended book list to help improve my financial literacy!
This is what I’m currently reading:
The truth is there is so much more to this career than just being “an eye doctor” which is why I feel like it’s extremely important to physically show students the different avenues we have. Not only does SCO make this part of the program but also personally handpicks the practices the school works with to really make sure we are as well rounded as possible!
Also 6 more months (till graduation)!! Woohoo!