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Summer Shadowing Contest

The HCPE Summer Shadowing Contest is designed to recognize rising 2nd-year students who use their summer break to gain additional exposure to the profession. Participants are tasked to shadow or work for, at minimum, two optometrists in at least two practices.  They must log and verify their hours and complete a written reflection of their experiences.  

2022 Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded the top prizes in the 2022 HCPE Summer Shadowing Contest.  A large number of entries resulted in the most competitive year ever for the contest, with all participants logging over 2300 hours in total.

1st place – Annika Lessard, '25 – Vallejo, CA

2nd place – Devin Coleman, '25 – Paddock Lake, WI

3rd place – Marissa Johnson, '25 – McDonough, GA
The top three winners were awarded cash prizes totaling $2,000.  

The HCPE and SCO are proud of these aspiring ODs and their accomplishments!