Biren's Blog

The following entries are presented from most recent to oldest posts.

Rotunda at NECO

‘Tis the Season to Be Studious

Tis the season to get ready for final exams as the fall semester at NECO is winding down. The halls at NECO are decorated for the holidays and winter break is right around the corner. I have not begun studying just yet, but I have been keeping up with courses and all my notes and power points are…

Fenway baseball Park

Am I a Bostonian Yet?

One of my favorite things about going to NECO is the location of the school. NECO is located in the heart of Back Bay, which is a community within the Boston area. I chose this school for two big reasons: 1. the multi-cultural clinic experience and 2. the location of the school.

Group of students in blue t-shirts on bleachers at NECO Olympics

There’s a Club for Everybody!

There are plenty of ways to get involved outside of classes. If you are unsure which club to join, NECO hosts a club fair at the beginning of the school year. There is pretty much a club for everybody including a Spanish club if you need to brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills. It is a nice way…

Group of students and doctors in white coats at Roslindale clinic

Third Year Jitters

I cannot believe I am a third year student now! It feels great blogging again now that the fall semester is under way. I had a wonderful time working in clinic the first part of the summer. As third year students, the majority of our summer session consists of 30-40 hours of clinical education. My…

Group of students in dresses and suits standing in row outside

Halfway There!

The month of April was filled with lots of exciting adventures and activities! First off, the private practice club held three wonderful speaker events. I especially enjoyed listening to Dr. Kristin O’Brien speak about what to expect after taking boards examinations. Dr. O’Brien went straight…

South Boston Community Health Center

Clinical Gains

Spring break has finally come to an end and I’m ready for a fresh start. At this point being almost 2 years into optometry school, we are no longer learning brand new information. Now we are learning about previous material but going into further detail and building upon prior knowledge. This will…

Large group of students on stairway

Adventures of Second Year

With 2017 in full swing, my spring semester at NECO has just begun. I have already attended numerous events sponsored by the student clubs. One of the most recent events was Casino Night held by the VOSH organization to help fundraise for their upcoming mission trip. NECO was transformed into a casino…

Students in holiday sweaters

Looking Back at 20/16

What a year 2016 has been! Looking back at this year, I cannot believe at all the accomplishments the Class of 2019 at NECO has achieved.

Biren looking into slit lamp

Am I Proficient Yet?

What a tiresome, yet successful month and a half it has been. This past October, I studied countless hours in order to prepare for midterm examinations. The second years took six midterm exams in a span of nine days to test our knowledge of what we learned since the beginning of the semester. We are…

Groups of students posing in t-shirts in several colors at NECO Olympics

I’ll Have on My Coat and Tie!

With September winding down, the time has finally come! No, I’m not talking about cooler weather, but about finally receiving our white coats! With families and friends traveling from all over the country to attend the ceremony, it will be an unforgettable to remember. NECO is unique in a…

six icons relating to school

One Year Down, Many to Go

And with a blink of an eye, my first year at NECO comes to an end. It amazes me at the amount of information I learned in just one year. From learning the anatomy of the eye to all of the entrance testings, from becoming proficient on using the phoropter to working the slit lamp, we pretty much mastered…