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What to expect the first year of optometry school?

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I will be starting SUNY August 2016, what should i expect the first year of optometry school? At SUNY but also any other schools for general opinions?

What is the first year like? classwork, time management?

how did you balance school and fun time?
 

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I will be starting SUNY August 2016, what should i expect the first year of optometry school? At SUNY but also any other schools for general opinions?

What is the first year like? classwork, time management?

how did you balance school and fun time?

Can you please post your PRE-optometry questions in the PRE-optometry forums?

First year will be mostly didactic courses, ranging from 4-8 hours a day in lectures and labs.
There will be some clinical shadowing and hands-on volunteer events, but mostly refresher lecture courses to get everyone with different undergraduate educations on the same page.

How much you'll study will depend on your science foundation; if you already have a solid grasp of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry, then it shouldn't be too difficult of a transition.
 
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