WesternU College of Optometry Webinars

The following, upcoming & previously streamed, webinars have been collected over the past year to help inform you about pursuing a career in optometry. Become better prepared to join WesternU’s College of Optometry by learning about the application process, how to interview successfully, and how to excel in optometry school.

Crafting a Successful Application

On Demand Recording Coming soon

The application process is usually quite strenuous and meticulous and that’s why Dean Hoppe & Dr. Remick-Waltman share vital tips and tricks that will help your application stand out from the rest.

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, PhD, Founding Dean
Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD

Originally Streamed on 8/31/2020

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

On Demand Recording Coming soon

Dr. Remick-Waltman interviews Chief of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Dr. Valerie Quan, to discuss neuro-optometric rehabilitation and how the curriculum at WesternU places a special emphasis on this fascinating optometric specialty.

Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD
Valerie Quan, OD, FAAO

Originally streamed on 7/30/2020

Inter-Professional Education

On Demand Recording Coming soon

Tune in to learn about optometry inter-collaboration at WesternU and the unique IPE curriculum that we offer to our students and how it will better prepare you in your career as a healthcare professional.

Originally streamed on 6/22/2020

WesternU Preview

Our online WesternU Preview events are designed to address your questions and provide in-depth information. You’ll hear from faculty, Admissions personnel, and current students.

Originally streamed on 6/15/2020

Why WesternU?

Listen in to learn how you can become an optometrist at WesternU! Dean Hoppe goes over our program and shares details about the admissions process and important application information.

Originally streamed on 5/5/2020

Optometry Student Panel

This current student panel discusses how they prepared for optometry school, the OAT, their experiences at WesternU, plans for after graduation, and more!

Originally streamed on 4/20/2020

Day in the Life of an Optometrist

Listen in to hear from Dr. Remick-Waltman, Director of Community Outreach, and Assistant Professor, Dr. Bellomy, as they discuss their careers in optometry and share insights into the profession.

Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD
Linda L. Bellomy, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Originally streamed on 3/17/2020

Study Skills for Success in Our Program

Have you ever wondered what it takes to succeed in optometry school? Listen in to hear current student, Diana Ngo, and Assistant Dean of Academic Support, Dr. Hegamin, discuss the techniques and skills that help students thrive in our program.

Angela P. Hegamin, PhD, MSPH
Diana Ngo – OD Candidate, 2021

Originally streamed on 3/2/2020

Chat with a Current Optometry Student II

Join us for the last webinar of 2019 and listen to Dr. Remick-Waltman interview optometry student Derrick Huong as he reflects on his time at WesternU and shares his plans for after graduation. Learn how WesternU’s holistic approach to medicine aligned with his principles and values and are ultimately what drew him to our school.  

Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD
Herrick Duong – OD Candidate, 2020

Originally streamed on 12/10/2019

Application & Interview Horror Stories II

Dr. Chung, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Remick-Waltman, Director of Community Outreach, come together to discuss application & interview horror stories and more! Listen in to learn how to submit an excellent application and better your chances of being invited for an interview.

Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD

Originally streamed on 10/15/2019

Interview Tips & Tricks II

Dean Hoppe talks with Dr. Remick-Waltman, Director of Community Outreach, about what the admissions committee looks for in applicants. They discuss how the ideal candidate is a balanced and well-rounded student who has demonstrated an ability to handle a heavy academic load while demonstrating a true dedication to serving their community.

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, PhD, Founding Dean
Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD

Originally streamed on 9/17/2019

Chat with a Current Optometry Student

Tune in to hear fourth year student David Hernandez discuss his experience as an optometry student here at WesternU! Learn more about his time at WesternU by hearing how he honed his clinical skills, how club involvement broadened his knowledge of the field, how he was able to work in sports vision therapy as a student, participate in cutting edge research opportunities, and more!

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, PhD, Founding Dean
David Hernandez – OD Candidate, 2020

Originally streamed on 4/15/2019

Vision Rehab and the WesternU Health ECI

Dean Hoppe interviews Dr. Tassinari, faculty member and Chief of Pediatric Eye Care Services at WesternU Health ECI. He shares how his passion for teaching eventually exceeded his passion for running his own private practice and led him to his current position as faculty at WesternU where he is able to impact the lives of so many students.

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, PhD, Founding Dean
John Tassinari, OD, BS, FAAO, FCOVD

Originally streamed on 4/8/2019

Application & Interview Horror Stories

Dean Hoppe & Dr. Remick-Waltman switch things up to talk about what NOT to do on your application and interview. Learn what to watch out for when it comes to your application, letters of recommendation, and interview. Be prepared to face tough questions and avoid the nightmare of blanking during the interview.

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, PhD, Founding Dean
Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD

Originally streamed on 2/4/2019

Interview Tips & Tricks

Founding dean of the College of Optometry, Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, & Dr. Remick-Waltman begin our webinar series by discussing critical interview tips & tricks that will help prepare you for a successful interview. The application & interview process can often be nerve-wrecking, so make sure to tune in to learn how to be a competitive candidate and nail your interview.

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, PhD, Founding Dean
Kristy Remick-Waltman, OD, FCOVD

Originally streamed on 1/14/2019