Southern College Of Optometry

Southern College Of Optometry

Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1932, Southern College of Optometry ranks as one of the nation’s leading institutions of optometric education. SCO’s students consistently outscore the national average in board scores and graduation rates. The college is committed to academic excellence and cutting-edge clinical training. Students and faculty enjoy the opportunity to learn and practice optometry in The Eye Center, one of the largest and most clinically advanced vision and eye care centers in the country. More than 60,000 patient encounters are recorded each year at The Eye Center.

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August 2013 Optometry Student in Focus: Brady Betten

Brady Betten, a fourth year student at University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), was recently recognized in San Diego, CA at Optometry’s Meeting for receiving this year’s Norman E. Wallis award. The award goes to the student who earns the top score among students from all 23 schools of optometry on Part I of …

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Let’s Meet in Washington, D.C. for Congressional Advocacy Conference 2013

With the Affordable Care Act going into effect in 2014, the healthcare discussions continue to heat up on Capitol Hill. Optometry needs to maintain its role in these discussions of healthcare reform! This important task can be achieved when we optometric physicians and students alike gather on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for the American Optometric Association’s annual …

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AOSA Recap of Events at Optometry’s Meeting 2013

If you weren’t able to make it out to Optometry’s Meeting in San Diego, or missed some speakers if you were there, this article offers a glimpse into a few of those speakers who were mainly directed towards optometry students. Hunter Chapman (AOSA SCO Trustee-Elect) recaps comedian Karyn Ruth White, while Keylee Brown (AOSA IAUPR …

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Optometry Student to Successful Optometrist: Initiative, Part 2 of 3

  During my interview with Dr. Chad Fleming OD, FAAO, he mentioned to me 3 attributes that any aspiring optometry student needs to develop in order to be a successful optometrist. The first attribute he mentioned was communication and how important it was to be able to express yourself to your professors, staff doctors, and …

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Malpractice Insurance: What Every Optometry Student Should Know

Malpractice Insurance: What every optometry student should know. An interview with Kevin Johnson, Vice President at Lockton Affinity Malpractice insurance is like the birds and bees talk. Parents generally avoid it, but if they don’t give their child “The Talk,” the child may make a mistake that could affect them for the rest of their …

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June 2013 Optometry Student in Focus, Tina Grosshans

Entering her fourth year at Southern College of Optometry, Christina “Tina” Grosshans will undoubtedly excel in her final year of optometry school. She served SCO as president of SVOSH for the 2012-2013 academic year, which is how I came to know her, as we both just returned from our SVOSH trip to Belize last month. …

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Optometry Student to Successful Optometrist: Communication Part 1 of 3

In April I had the opportunity of interviewing Dr. Chad Fleming OD, FAAO for OptometryStudents.com. Dr. Fleming is the Business and Career Coach for AOA Excel, so he was a great interview when it comes to talking about what things students need to do in order to get a good job and excel at that …

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Optometry Student SVOSH Trip to Belize

After touching down in Belize on Sunday, we were greeted by two local Lions Club members who escorted us to our clinic. They accompanied us through customs while we were screened with our suspicious, black leather trial lens kits, BIO kits, and diagnostic kits. Oh, and let’s not forget the many questionable crates of glasses. …

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Live from Memphis, It’s SCO Student Bowl 2013

What do the Memphis Blues, travel grants, and Tobradex all have in common? It must be Student Bowl 2013 at Southern College of Optometry (SCO)! Southern College of Optometry’s chapter of the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) hosted the evening, which featured 10 of the college’s brightest students from the first, second, and third-year classes. …

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Optometry Student to Successful Optometrist: Dr. Chad Fleming OD, FAAO, Business and Career Coach at AOA Excel, tells us how.

 I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Chad Fleming about how an optometry student might prepare himself/herself to be a successful optometrist. Dr. Fleming is an accomplished optometrist practicing in Wichita, Kansas where he manages patient care, as well as the business aspect of his practice. When Dr. Fleming isn’t dedicating his time …

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