Episode 11: Optometrists: Christie Simpson and Briana McAndrew

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Thinking about becoming an optometrist?  Evaluating the various health professions and want to learn more about optometry? Considering optometry school?  Just looking for an interesting career story to listen to?  If so, you will enjoy this podcast episode with Drs. Simpson & McAndrew.  We ask them how they prepared for optometry school (while in under grad/college), details on the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), how they negotiated the admissions process,  their experiences with the entrance interviews, details on the four years of optometry school, what the three rounds of Boards entailed, their input on rotations and internships and their viewpoint on NECO:  New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA.  

They discuss life after optometry school including their residency training and their current positions as full-time optometrists.  They are both smart, successful, amazing women and we had a lot of fun interviewing them!  We are sure you will enjoy listening to this podcast! 

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