A Career in the Commission Corps
A Career in the Commission Corps

In my fourth year of optometry school, I had the enriching experience of working within the Indian Health Services (IHS) during my placement in Montana. This opportunity not only proved to be highly rewarding but also sparked my interest in an unconventional career path within the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Surprisingly, this option …

Conquering the Mountain: A Guide to Optometry Student Loan Repayment in the U.S.
Conquering the Mountain: A Guide to Optometry Student Loan Repayment in the U.S.

Graduation day is a momentous occasion, a culmination of years of hard work and training has paid off and you are now stepping into the exciting world of eye care. But amidst the celebratory confetti, a quieter reality lurks: student loan debt. For most graduates, managing and repaying those loans will be a significant part …

East Coast Optometry Updates
East Coast Optometry Updates

We have some exciting updates in the profession of optometry from the East Coast featuring New Jersey and Massachusetts! New Jersey: The Garden State has recently introduced Assembly and Senate bills A.B. 5445 and S.B. 3841 to legislation! This is huge as New Jersey would like to increase optometrists’ ability to perform certain laser and …

AOSA Recent Grads Q&A
AOSA Recent Grads Q&A

The AOSA Board of Trustees knows that as student doctors the thought of one day practicing optometry on our own can be daunting. Deciding and understanding things like “Should I do a residency?” “What sort of practice modality is right for me?” “Do I want to be my own boss?” or “What can I do …

AOSA’s National Welcome Night Bingo Bowl Winners
AOSA’s National Welcome Night Bingo Bowl Winners

The AOSA hosted their third annual National Welcome Night supported by Allergan this fall. Nearly 1,000 optometry students from across the country gathered on their campuses to learn more about the AOSA and AOA, build camaraderie and have some much-deserved fun while doing so. Welcome Night was introduced in 2020 to provide an opportunity for …

How Do I Balance Personal Life and School?
How Do I Balance Personal Life and School?

Balancing responsibilities in graduate school is a skill that takes multiple tries and refinements. The most important aspect of ensuring that school does not get in the way of life and vice versa is structuring your time. Having a clear understanding of what your busiest weeks are and planning ahead are two tips you’ve heard …

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