Category: Faces of MBKU

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]