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Held on September 7, 2011

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    POPS 1st GM POPS 1st GM Presentation Transcript

    • Pre-optometry professional society2011 - 2012
      1st General Meeting – September 7, 2011
    • Who are we?
      The Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS) was created to inform prospective optometry students about all aspects of the field, including the optometry school application process, the OAT (Optometry Admissions Test), and the different types of practice settings. POPS is an excellent opportunity for pre-optometry students to meet other students with similar interests.
    • President Nghiem Duong
      Vice President Benjamin Ho
      Secretary Tawny Hammett
      Treasurer Jennifer Thai
      Volunteer Coordinator Kathleen Almenario
      Public Relations Iris Miao
      Social Chair Becky Luu
      Historian Kami Choy
      Webmaster Xavier Lu
      Meet the 2011 – 2012 officers
      Nghiem Duong
      Senior - Biology/Business Foundations
      I can break it down on the dance floor.
      The people and the relationships you build in POPS is my favorite aspect of the organization.
      My goal for this year is to continue building on the improvement of POPS through meetings, events, and membership.
    • Ben Ho
      Vice President
      Fourth Year Senior
      Ho Fact: I once put Nutella in a peanut butter sandwich, and I was like, holy s---.
      Favorite Aspect of POPS: The great people who have supported me and each other.
      My goal in POPS: To ignite passion and interest in optometry and develop stronger cohesion and friendships.
    • Tawny HammettSecretary 2011-2012
      Senior, Public Health BS
      Favorite thing from POPS 2011: Student-Doctor Conference and PCL Parties
      Interesting Fact: I’ve backpacked through 14 different countries and I have famous relatives.
      Goal for POPS: Build strong relationships to keep POPS going!
    • TREASURERJennifer Thai
      Year: Junior (3rd)
      Major: Accounting
      Interesting fact: I’ve been to Hawaii twice! 
      Favorite thing about POPS: Opportunities to learn and get experience
      Goal for POPS: Build lasting relationships among members
    • Volunteer Coordinator
      Kathleen Almenario
      Major: Human Biology
      3rd Year
      Interesting fact: I’m probably the best high-fiver you will ever meet. Probably definitely.
      Favorite aspect of POPS: Getting to hear about what all the different schools have to offer
      Goal for POPS this year: To get more active members
    • Becky Luu(Social Chair)
      Major/Year: Business (SCM)/Senior
      Interesting Fact: My favorite color is orange but I really don’t like oranges (the fruit).
      Favorite Aspects of POPS: Learning about Optometry and growing old with great friends!
      Goal for POPS this year: Making POPS events the highlight of his/her year for new members and creating new memories for returning members!
    • Public RelationsIris MiaoNeurobiology Senior
      • I am living on campus for the fourth year in a row :(
      • Getting to know fellow future optometrists.
      • Winning first place at the TOA Optometry Bowl in the Spring and the UH Banner Contest.
    • Kami Choy
      Sophomore – Biology B.A.
      Interesting fact: played the viola since 5th grade
      Favorite thing about POPS: encouraging atmosphere
      Goal for POPS this year: have the largest group of active members yet!
      Officer Position: Webmaster
      Major: Public Health Management
      Year: SENIOR
      Interesting Fact: I cannot sleep without loud music/tv shows on.
      Favorite Aspect of POPS:
      All the opportunities to learn about the field of optometry (Speakers, volunteering, jobs)
      Goals for POPS: dispel misconceptions about the field of optometry
    • Environment of students with the same goals
      Advice on classes, applications, OAT, etc
      Encouragement and support
      Networking Opportunities
      Optometry students
      School representatives
      Your peers
      Informed decisions-making
      Build your resume
      Why should you join?
    • Job Opportunities
      Doctor Shadowing
      Kaplan Scholarships
      RSO School Visit
      Student-Doctor Conference
      TOA Conference
      UH Optometry Day & Spring Conference
      Big Sib/Lil Sib Program
      Officer eligibility
      Making new friends!
      FREE FOOD!!!
      Member benefits
    • Yearly Dues: $60 for new members / $55 for last year’s paid members
      Semester Dues: $45
      T-shirt: $7
      Deadline for dues is the 3rd GM, Oct. 5. After the deadline, there will be a $5 late registration fee.
      All payments will go to Jennifer.
    • Member points help determine active status and officer eligibility
      Tawny, our secretary, will keep record of the points.
      Member points
    • Student-Doctor Conference
      RSO Visit
      Rudy’s BBQ Social
      Annual POPS Potluck/White Elephant Exchange
      TOA Convention
      POPS Spring Conference in Houston
      UHCO Optometry Day
      End of the Year Banquet
      Past events
    • Listserv
      Meeting Reminders
      All you need to know is right here!
      • Join us on Facebook
      • Pre-Optometry Professional Society: Austin
      Follow us on twitter!
      Questions? Email Nghiem nghiemduong@utexas.edu
      Be informed
    • Help us fundraise for the organization! By ushering the football or basketball games, you get to know your members AND watch the game…FOR FREE!
      **This is an event that you must commit to, there is no backing out once you have signed up to usher a game. **
    • Prevent Blindness Texas
      The purpose of Prevent Blindness is to provide eye screenings to those who do not have access to regular healthcare. PBT provides resources for those in need of an eye exam and eyewear. We are always in need of volunteers to help at local screenings!
      Saturday, September 10 – Health Fair from 8 AM to 4 PM (SHIFTS ARE FROM 8 – 12 and 12 – 4)
      Wednesday, September 21 – Wellfest 2011 at FAC from 11 AM to 2 PM (Shifts are hourly)
    • Marathon Kids
      Saturday, October 1st
      6 am - 2 pm (2 hour shifts)
      Sign up at the front
    • 1st Social: Sunday, Sept. 11th
      Kayaking/Picnic at Zilker
      10:30AM - 1:30PM
      Rides Provided
      Sign-up on the sheet
      Field day at Pease Park
      10:30AM - 1:00PM
      Rides Provided
      Sign-up on the sheet
    • IM Volleyball
      Sundays 6 PM starting Oct. 16th!
    • Need a study buddy to keep you in check? Looking to chill with fellow POPS members? Want to learn some great study habits? Join us for a big study party and meet other members!
      Wednesday, Sept 21st after the 2nd GM at the FAC from 8 PM to whenever!
      POPS’ first ever study party!
    • First Open House at the The Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word
      Saturday, October 1st 9 AM – 12 PM
      Learn more about the:
      Profession & RSO academics from current faculty
      Student life and professional school by talking to current students
      RSO facilities including the Eye & Vision Care Clinic
      RSVP Event and deadline is Monday, September 26th at 5 PM
      Sign-Ups/Carpooling will be at the next GM!
      Rosenberg school of Optometry open house
    • Wednesday, September 21st @ 6 PM in PHR 2.108
      Andrew Arellano from The Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word
      Next general meeting
    • Name all officers & their positions
      What is myopia?
      Nearsightedness, trouble with distance
      What are the latin terms/abbreviations used for right eye and left eye?
      OD (oculus dexter) & OS (oculus sinister)
      What is hyperopia?
      Farsightedness, trouble with near
    • What is a tonometer used for?
      To measure the pressures in the eye
      What is a mydriatic drug used for?
      To dilate the eyes
      What is used to measure pupillary distance?
    • State your name, year, major, hometown
      RED: What are your hobbies?
      BLUE: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
      GREEN: Why are you interested in optometry?
      PINK: If you could have a super power, what power would you have?
      PURPLE: If it was your last meal, what would you have?