Dr. Richard Trevino, OD, FAAO, the Director of Residency Programs invites students to Residency Day every year!
He puts on this program so that students can see what other options are available besides working after graduation. The purpose of this program is to provide students with some general information about optometric residency education. We also learned about residency programs available here in San Antonio, and heard from faculty that have recently completed residency training about their experiences.
I really liked how the school grouped our Residency info session with the Career Fair, because both events were optometry specific and were put on by the school to help us network. Let me explain–
Residency day: began at 10:30 in Room 327 and 328. Dr. Trevino, Director of the UIWRSO Residency Programs, was the emcee who introduced us to the WHAT, WHEN, HOW, WHERE, WHY! He then invited guest speakers to tell us about the application process, personal experiences, and ended the event with a diverse panel of past residents. Below is the program:
10:30 AM Welcome. What is a Residency?
10:50 AM The Benefits of Residency Education
11:10 AM The UIW Primary Care Residency
11:20 AM The San Antonio VA Residency
11:30 AM Faculty & Resident Panel
Coates, Kasraie, Mickles, Racoma, Sandberg, Odoemenem
Lunch was served at 12pm-1pm in the student lounge. Italian aroma filled the room with pizza, pasta, salad, and fresh bread aiding the deliciousness.
UIWRSO Student Affairs office set up the Career Pathways program, this career fair was from 12:30pm-4:30pm in the Special Events rooms 301-304. Outside these rooms, the Student Affairs team prepared a Career packet for every attendee. Once inside, we were greeted with smiling faces of the employers/vendors attending our Career Fair. I was drawn in to each booth because they had candy, freebies, and cool swag.
Not to mention, they were offices looking for students to work for them! Student Affairs printed a booklet of the CV/resume of the graduation class and presented it to the vendors! They are always helping out our students!