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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A Commuter’s Guide to Ketchum University

by Kyle Lochridge, SPAS 2018 Southern California is a spectacular place! Sunshine, beaches, Mexican food, perfect weather almost year-round …  And then there’s traffic. And our traffic is the worst. If it is at all […]

What I Would Do Differently/Similarly in My First Year at MBKU

by Christine Jiang, SCCO 2020 First year can get stressful at times because it’s the year of adjustment and exposure to everything new for the next four years. With that in mind, I thought I’d […]

Professor Emeritus Dr. David C. Bright: Mentoring and Service are His Highest Honors

By Pamela Martineau Southern California College of Optometry Professor Emeritus David C. Bright, OD, ’76, has been bestowed with many high honors during his lengthy career. Still, Dr. Bright says his greatest honors have been […]

Tips for PA (And Other) Students – How to Study

by Brandon Pourazima, SPAS 2018 Here’s a helpful outline on how to study at MBKU. BEFORE CLASS: Find the “big picture” – skim the information before lecture (identifying and memorizing the 4-5 major topics to […]

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A Day in the Life of a First-Year OD Student

By Kelly Hart, SCCO Class of 2020 I know it’s on your mind: what will my day to day look like as an optometry student? Will I have the dreaded 8 a.m. class every day? […]

Passion, commitment, altruism mark careers of these health care heroes

By Pamela Martineau Most people have at one point encountered a quiet hero — that person who on a daily basis gives back to her community with no expectation of special recognition. The person for […]

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Harue Marsden, OD, MS, ’87: Tireless advocate and champion of the profession

By Kristi Garrett Whether it was on the floor of the House of Delegates of the American Optometric Association or in the close confines of an exam room, Harue Marsden, OD, MS, ’87 was impossible […]

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A broad vision for healing

By Mary Castillo Dry eye had been a 20-year problem for Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD. But three years ago, discomfort became agonizing pain. Long days of reading and writing ended with ice packs on her […]

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Student stories: Spring 2017

By Amy Mehdizadeh Expanding horizons without losing sight of home He was just 6 years old, and Christos McClain got his first pair of glasses. When he showed up to elementary school one day without […]

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Dr. Linda M. Chous ’87: Builds bridges to health literacy

By Kristi Garrett The Affordable Care Act created a sea change in the health care industry when it put the emphasis on preventative medicine and early diagnosis to control costs. Optometrists are at the forefront […]

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Nathaniel Greeley, PA-C, ’16: Finding his calling in ER medicine

By Kristi Garrett Nathaniel Greeley, PA-C, a member of the inaugural PA class, begins professional practice, thanks in part to connections forged during his program at Ketchum. Networking at the American Academy of PAs conference […]