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For the past several years, NECO students have partnered with peers from Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) and SUNY Optometry to participate in the Global Health Leadership Development Program.
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.