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OPT-IN: The Pre-Optometry Podcast

OPT-IN: The Pre-Optometry Podcast

By Crack the OAT
Opt-in dives into the career of optometry, covering topics that will gear listeners with the necessary tools to be successful along their journey to becoming an optometrist and providing insight into the profession through exclusive conversations with doctors, students, and admissions officers. Produced by optometry student Mariell Sabado in association with Crack the OAT. Crack the OAT is a website that provides online study material for the Optometry Admissions Test. We hope that you opt-into this career with us!

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Episode 14: The Importance of Being a Bilingual Doctor
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13:23
March 20, 2022
Episode 13:A Day in the life: Optometry School Year 4, Externships
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14:34
January 23, 2022
Episode 12: A day in the life: Year 3 in Optometry School Year
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15:19
December 01, 2021
Episode 11: A day in the life: Second Year of Optometry School
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19:41
November 07, 2021
Episode 10: A day in the life: First Year of Optometry School
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22:14
October 24, 2021
Episode 9: Balancing life as an optometry student and influencer with Nadia Afkhami
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19:29
October 10, 2021
Episode 8: Applying to Optometry School - Tips and Tricks
On this episode of Opt-In we have two pre-optometry students giving advice to future students on the application process, interviews and studying for the OAT with Crack the OAT!
17:44
September 27, 2021
Episode 7: A Look Into Your First Year
In this episode of Opt-In, Toqua Saflo reflects on her personal experience as a first-year optometry student. We get the inside scoop of what it was like for her to move to another country, adjust to graduate-level learning, and finally dive into the career she has been dreaming of.  Tune in for more details and our discount code for your OAT Exam Preparation! Happy listening! Get your OAT Exam Prep with a 10% discount by redeeming this link:  https://app.crackoat.com/checkout?rid=pZaRd8&coupon=FIRSTYEAR10 (DISCOUNT CODE: FIRSTYEAR10, valid until 7/30/21)
30:07
July 17, 2021
Episode 6: Personal Statement Advice
Hey Opt-In listeners! We are kicking off the summer months with preparation for the 2021/22 application cycle! In this episode, we are talking about the do's and don'ts when writing your personal statements. If you would like your essay proofread, let us know at crackoat@gmail.com, we are happy to work with you.  The discount code for 10% off our study program is: CrackThePS10. If you are seeking larger discounts, check us out on our Instagram page @crack.oat.  We hope you enjoy this episode and thank you all again for your support!
16:06
May 19, 2021
Episode 5: What is it like to be Colorblind?
In this episode, we share a conversation with Sean, a data analyst who runs an Instagram page (@colourblindvison_) sharing his experiences with colorblindness and showing through pictures what it's like to have different types of color deficiencies. During our conversation, we get to learn about Sean's experience growing up colorblind, and also discover common obstacles that the colorblind community faces and that he has encountered himself. Go have a listen!  10% Discount Code for Crack the OAT: COLORB10 (valid for 14 days after podcast release)
44:30
March 25, 2021
Episode 4: Choosing The Right School For You
You've gotten your letters of acceptance; now what? In this episode, we will be discussing how to narrow down your options and pick the school that is best for you. 
14:16
February 20, 2021
Episode 3: Let's Talk OAT
In today's episode, we're touching on a subject important to most applicants; The OAT. This conversation is a personal message from me to you, giving my advice on test-taking, preparing, options for studying, and how to apply to take the OAT. As a pre-optometry student, we are all here to support each other, and I know how stressful this test can be for many. I hope this podcast can give you insight and provide you with some useful tools to conquer your exam! I believe in you and so should you, good luck! 
26:19
January 18, 2021
Episode 2: Interview Advice with New England College of Optometry
In this episode, we get one-on-one interview advice from Kristen Tobin, New England College of Optometry's Director of Admissions. We discuss the application process, interview process, and give tips for future interviewees! Tune in to get the whole scoop! Discount Code for Crack the OAT (valid for 10 days): OPTINWITHNECO
30:34
November 17, 2020
Episode 1: Getting Started: Pediatric Optometry with Dr. Trang Nguyen
In our pilot episode of Opt-In, we connect with developmental optometrist Dr. Trang Nguyen about the ins and outs of working in pediatrics. This conversation highlights her experiences working with children and aims to inform listeners of the importance of visiting an optometrist at a young age. Dr. Nguyen has 20+ years of experience and currently owns a private practice in Santa Monica, California.  If you are interested in studying with Crack OAT, use my discount code OPTIN10 for 10% off the Hero package on our website. Thanks!
36:15
October 10, 2020