This question is for TomOD. I noticed you are in North Carolina, so I will pose this question to you. I am from Mississippi & will be applying to SCO for next fall. Have you ever heard from other ODs what the practice climate is like in my state? Also, when you open your own practice, what percent(average)of your gross income can you expect to go to overhead (rent, salaries, equipment,etc)? Is is possible to survive with your own practice and pay back the steep student loans you come out of school with? Any other input about practice as an OD would be appreciated. Thanks.