Fond Memories

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It’s already May 1st which means there are eighteen days until GRADUATION. It feels surreal to realize that my four years at NECO and in Boston are coming to a close. Memories rapidly fire through my brain reminding me of school, friends, studying, and my Boston adventures. The following entry will course you through my […]

This Can’t Be the End, Can It?

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I can’t help but feel nostalgic when I realize that I have one month left in optometry school. I will no longer have that “sense of protection” from my fellow classmates, preceptors, and professors. I’ve been an optometry student for the last four years where I’ve had the luxury of preceptors guiding and teaching me; […]

The Dreaded “B” Word…BOARDS

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There are three National Boards exams that need to be taken in order to be licensed. The first part entails 500 questions written over two days. It tests the basic sciences, ocular anatomy, pharmacology etc. The second part, taken over one day, is based primarily on ocular disease, diagnosis, and treatment. The final board exam […]

Learn, Relax, and LOVE What You Are Doing!

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I’m in my last rotation of fourth year and I start thinking about how much has changed since entering first year. I remember moving to Boston and being on my own for the first time. I felt like I could conquer the world. A wave of nostalgia comes and I have no regrets from my […]

Lower 48 Has Nothing on Us

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                        My cell phone alarm starts ringing at 7:30am. I know it’s the alarm; cell phones don’t work in this part of Alaska. I roll over and the surrounding darkness makes it feel like 4:00 in the morning. I check the weather before getting […]