Picnikins Patio Café

So being a food lover that I am, I go around the town and find new exciting places to dine. I recently came across a place called Picnikins Patio Café. It’s not too far from UIWRSO. I absolutely love this quaint little place. Service was very good.

The atmosphere is relaxed and food is fresh which makes up for the steep price …

I personally recommend the Meatloaf!  The Mediterranean platter with fresh toasted pita triangles is also very delicious. This place is perfect for table of 2-4, but more than that may be a bit of a wait.

I would highly recommend this bistro restaurant which serves delicious food and has a great atmosphere.

Preparation for Board Examinations aka, March Madness!!!

Today I received my KMK review materials for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, which is coming up in a few months. I’m very nervous but thankfully our school has it all planed out for us. We have already started review classes. To start things off, we broke the preparation down in phases which will take place in the following order:

Phase 1: Content Review

OK let’s get started!! This phase is comprised of review sessions on each major topic area to provide us with an outline of what we should study. This will help us to see the big picture and know what is most important in the subject. This will run every Friday afternoon during the month of September

Phase 2: Trivial Pursuits

..or as I like to call it the fun phase! We will have a series of Optometry Trivial Pursuit style challenges during October and November. This is a good time to evaluate our knowledge and know what our weaknesses are so we can tackle those problem areas before January!!!

Phase 3: Q&A

Alright… you better know it all by now! In January and February there will be a series of Q&A review sessions on Friday afternoons. These are designed so if we have any questions after studying for the past few months and maybe have questions to fill in the gaps.

Also, we will have two KMK review sessions during two separate weekends. All of these should help us get organized. So with good planning and productive studying I think we can all succeed … Right class of 2014???

Nazanin Khadem

My name is Nazanin Khadem and I am a member of the class of 2014 at RSO. I am from Woodstock, Georgia and I attended Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology.

I participated in an internship at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia during my junior year in college.  Although, I was a biotechnology major and worked on a microbiology research and truly enjoyed it, I know I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in a lab doing research.

My interest in Optometry began very early on when I was five years old and I realized that without glasses world is not that pretty. When I was in high school I had an opportunity to talk to an optometrist and ask him about the profession. It was then that I realized that optometry is more than just a vision check.  An eye exam can reveal signs of a more serious complication that has gone undetected and if caught early it can save lives.

I came across RSO while I was searching for Optometry schools and after talking to the admission recruiter at RSO I found it to be an ideal school for me. Soon after the interview I found out that I was accepted. It was very exciting to be part of a school with new and advance equipment and some of the most knowledgeable faculty.

At RSO I get to be involved with many student organizations, and give back to the community.

Because I lived so close to a big city like Atlanta, I wanted to live somewhere that felt like home away from home. I love that San Antonio is a big city with a small town feel.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to be at RSO and look forward to a better life and career, because of my time at this university.