Most optometry programs run on a pretty tight schedule that tends to leave little room for negotiation. Unfortunately, most students do experience some sort of unexpected circumstances during their studies. Last year, my school, the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry, was hit by Hurricane Maria, which caused serious damage in terms of the school’s physical structure and our school schedule. It was a tough year, but I did learn a few things to hopefully, help others cope with unexpected situations.
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