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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.
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  • 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
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    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?