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Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Blogs

Hello there, my faithful readers!

We can talk about the replacement ref’s bogus during with the Packers-Seahawks game. Or we can talk about the wrecked car that mysteriously appeared in ICO’s Courtyard one morning last week. Or we can once again talk about the awesome life of an ICO fourth year.

Let’s go with the last option.

Since you last read, I traveled to Raleigh, N.C. with some classmates. We road-tripped to Charlotte, enjoyed impeccable Southern hospitality and cooking, and took in the sights of a downtown that smelled of cinnamon rolls. The nightlife was vivacious and the late-night breakfast buffet was a marvelous mistake. And, oh yeah: We took our National Board of Examiners in Optometry Part 3 somewhere in the mix, too.

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Second Year So Far…

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Blogs

If I had to sum up my first year in one short story line, it would go something like below:

Packed my life away in two suitcases –> Happy I got here –> Super excited for orientation –> Exhausted after orientation –> Excited for first day –> Already behind on third day –> Excited to get equipment and learn what to do –> Freak out over practicals –>  Freak out over finals –> Repeat between catching up and freaking out over exams –> WOOHOO SUMMER!! I SURVIVED FIRST YEAR!

So… what’s second year like?

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Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Blogs

Unbelievably, five weeks have already gone by here. In no time at all, half of our first quarter is over and honestly, it feels like it was only a few days ago that I arrived at ICO and just yesterday when I received my white coat.

With eight quizzes behind us and dozens more to come, I’m glad to say that I’ve almost found my stride here. Over the past weekend, I had my first observation in clinic. Wearing white brought back all the merry memories from White Coat Ceremony and the new sense of purpose it gave us.

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Fourth Year Awesomeness

Fourth Year Awesomeness

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Blogs

If you’re reading this, you’re probably doing so because you’re interested in my life. I don’t blame you. My life is pretty amazing.

As a fourth year, I gotta say that this… year… ROCKS!! We are in a strange transition period where we no longer have responsibilities as students, and yet we don’t quite have the responsibilities as doctors. In other words, my life has been chock-full of excellence including “Gangnam Style” dance moves, endless hours of TV both good and bad, eating at every restaurant that had four-plus stars on Yelp and chiseling away on my beach bod. I’ve been living my life exactly like Bruno Mars’ “Lazy Song.”

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