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When residency application season rolled around late 2020, I was wiped. It’d been such a crazy 4th year, with the pandemic and all… I was looking for stability and familiarity, and definitely not looking to apply for a residency across the US.
Oh the joys of the dreaded application process. The essays, begging teachers for letters of recommendation, the waiting to hear back from schools…it can all be a little stressful.
Before I started optometry school, someone told me the material wouldn’t be harder than undergrad, there would just be a whole lot more of it: it’d be a fire hydrant of information that you would constantly have to absorb.
It’s hard to believe that I am already a second-year student, one semester away from officially being a third year – time really flies!