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Ketchum University Welcomes New Dean to the Southern California College of Optometry

Marshall B. Ketchum University is excited to welcome the appointment of Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, as Dean of the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Bullimore was hired after a national search and will […]

Thanh Mai, OD, ’12: Giving Back and Looking Forward

By Amy Woodman As a 2012 graduate from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Dr. Thanh Mai finished at the top of his class with summa cum laude and achieved […]

Ketchum University’s Fall Orientation Program: Creating a Culture of Student Success

By Pamela Martineau Ketchum University will soon welcome its new incoming classes of optometry, PA and pharmacy students. The students will hit the ground running with a unique orientation program designed to meet them where […]

Safety Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

By Mark Nakano, OD On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Anyone within […]

Commuter Tips

  By Veronica Donato, SPAS 2018 Starting a new program is stressful but commuting on a day-to-day basis doesn’t have to be. Getting ready in advance can minimize the burden of being a commuter. I […]

Marriage in PA (or OD or PharmD) School: Deepening Your Roots

  By Jason Janoian, SPAS 2018 “When the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.” – Unknown Grad school can be a frightening adjustment, especially when you have a spouse coming […]

PA Students: Where to Start with Study Supplies

By Morgan Peters, SPAS 2018 Dear Incoming Students, If you are anything like me, I was excited to get all my school supplies set and ready to go before the first day.  I had been […]

7 Not-So-Common Tips & Techniques to Balance Work, Study, and Social Life

By Justin Nguyen, SCCO 2020 Hi, my name is Justin and I am part of the OD Class of 2020. I’d like to share some general tips and techniques that have allowed me to balance […]

What I Learned and Would Do Over Again in My First Year at MBKU

By Eric Leung, SCCO 2020 I want to preface this by saying that this is in no way a definitive guide on how to be successful in graduate school. I am merely offering this as […]

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My Top 7 Moments From First Year

By Bonnie Samuelson, SCCO 2020 Everyone goes into grad school expecting it to be a grind and worrying about how to survive the coursework while maintaining good grades. We worry about how stressful it’s going […]

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 […]