Happy Spring, Blogosphere:
What a busy March! Without further delay here’s the month that was…
For spring break about 20 of my classmates and I traveled south of the border to Cozumel, Mexico on a cruise. It was a much needed (and well deserved, if I do say so) break. The trip was full of good laughs, delicious food, and great memories. Even better, our ship didn’t get stranded! Below are some photo highlights:
I also did my fair share of jet-setting in March. The first trip was to represent the AOSA at Vision Expo East in NYC. What a great conference and trade show! I also braved the sub-freezing temperatures to hit up the Today Show…I’m pretty sure I was meant to be a news anchor in another life :)
Then I was off to St. Louis for a special AOSA hiring committee meeting at the AOA National Headquarters. A small group of the AOSA Trustees gathered to interview several new applicants for the AOSA Executive Director position. It was interesting to be seated on the other side of the interview table for once! Even better, AOSA finally found the perfect Executive Director amongst the applicants…I’m really looking forward to the progress our organization will continue to make through our ED who will work alongside our industry allies and the AOA on AOSA’s behalf. Below are photos from Vision Expo and St. Louis…
March was a hectic exam month too (aren’t they all!). There’s nothing like taking multiple exams, quizzes, and practicals week-after-week. Albeit challenging, this semester has probably been my favorite. With disease courses like Anterior Segment and Posterior Segment, I’m starting to put together the puzzle pieces in differentiating, diagnosing, and the treatment protocols of ocular disease. Fortunately, my professors have approached these difficult concepts in a manageable way. It makes me even more eager to start clinic in a month (cross my fingers all goes well on my pre-clinic checkout!).
To end the month, I served over 100 Memphians breakfast on Easter Sunday as a member of SCO’s Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. What a fulfilling way to share the Holiday message with a warm meal and hospitality.
These were just a few of March’s highlights…there was so much more happening at SCO! Here’s to my next blog post…