Category: Faces of MBKU

Working to Help Patients Bridge the Language Barrier

By Pamela Martineau Sandy Rios, College of Pharmacy, ’20, grew up in the East San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles where she says there are many socio-economic barriers to higher education. Rios’s parents immigrated from […]

Gaining Compassion and Understanding From Life’s Challenges

By Pamela Martineau Growing up in Minnesota, Alexander Paradis, SCCO, ’19, is grateful that his best friend was his older brother. It’s not just that liking your brother enough to call him your best friend […]

Bringing Life’s Experience to a New Level of Compassionate Care

By Pamela Martineau Angie Kim, School of PA Studies, ’17, was drawn to the medical profession because it offers her the opportunity to practice compassionate care. And when she encounters a patient who has experienced […]

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President’s Perspective

By Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD Fall represents a time of change and transformation. At Ketchum University, the 2017 fall quarter is particularly exciting as we open our new Health Professions Building, bringing together all […]

Dean’s Corner

Southern California College of Optometry As the Class of 2021 begins their education at the Southern California College of Optometry, we are all excited to have students from the optometry, PA and pharmacy programs on […]

Class Notes

Recognition REENA PATEL, OD, ’09, received the Dr. W. David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE® Award at Optometry’s Meeting® for her significant work in the optometric community through the InfantSEE program. RICK HURLBUT, OD, ’80, founder of […]

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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 […]