My teaching method includes visual demonstrations, as well as pulling relevant information from textbooks and being able to filter out the key points to create a cohesive understanding of the topic. I am flexible and willing to teach in a variety of ways based on the students preference.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude in undergrad with a bachelor's degree in Biology. I am finishing up my doctorate in Optometry and I graduate this upcoming May with honors. I have intentions to pursue a residency in ocular disease following graduation. I have experience in tutoring throughout optometry school to underclassmen in the program and I have a strong background in science related courses.
JENNIFER M. PETERSON
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Indiana University School of Optometry Doctor of Optometry
Provisional Honors: Cum Laude, 3.63 GPA
Indiana University School of Optometry
Bachelor of Science in Optometry
Honors: Cum Laude, 3.59 GPA
Ferris State University
Associate of Applied Science: Pre-Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 3.81 GPA
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
AOA+ Leadership Society
Completion of the J&J Contact Lens Innovations Seminar, Jacksonville FL AOA-PAC Student President’s Club
American Academy of Optometry Student Fellow
IUSO Faculty Fellowship Scholar
IUSO Early Admission Program Select
FSU Torchbearer Award: Greek Life, Academic Excellence
Alpha Sigma Tau Highest Active Member GPA
Pre-Optometry Club Outstanding Active Membership
Alpha Sigma Tau Highest New Member GPA
Recipient of the Monsignor Forbes Scholarship
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Program Director: Mark Dunbar O.D., FAAO
Urban optometric clinic with emphasis in diabetic retinopathy, corneal disease, glaucoma, neuro-optometry, and primary care. Exposure to ophthalmology Grand Rounds and Fluorescein Conference. Active involvement in weekly Slide Quiz and Journal Club.
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Program Director: William Denton O.D., FAAO
High volume hospital setting in a disease concentrated patient population. Strong focus on treatment and management of ocular manifestations from systemic disease. Exposure to surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina including pediatric/adult strabismus surgery and oculoplastics. Participation in biweekly Grand Round cases.
Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Program Director: Bradley Sutton O.D., FAAO
Inner-city optometric clinic with attention to primary care. Rotated through sub-specialties including pediatrics, low vision, and specialty contact lenses.
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society President, 2019- Present
Selected for Gold Key by Indiana University School of Optometry (2019)- “The Gold Key Society was established for the purpose of recognizing upperclassmen who demonstrated outstanding professional and ethical attitude through leadership and service to their class, college, and profession.”
Outreach Coordinating Committee, 2018- 2019
The Indiana University School of Optometry Outreach Coordinating Committee consisted of faculty and student leaders with planned monthly meetings to discuss any upcoming service opportunities among the various clubs at IU. Assured that each service project allocated enough volunteers, and information regarding the event was easily accessible and distributed across the student body.
Indiana University School of Optometry Student Administration Ambassador, 2018- 2019
Served as a liaison to incoming students by giving a systematic tour of the IU School of Optometry while informing students about the history of the facility and technology provided in the classrooms, labs, and exam lanes of the clinic. Worked alongside a faculty member during formal lunch to answer student questions regarding didactic coursework and volunteer opportunities through the optometry school. Served as a member of the student panel to give insight on housing, cost of tuition/scholarship opportunities, and general Bloomington lifestyle.
American Optometric Student Association Trustee, 2017- 2019
On a local level, coordinated the Brother’s Bar and Grill Social, 1st Year Info Night, Oliver Wine and Cheese Social, IUSO Apparel Sale, and the IOA Local Student Quiz Bowl. Controlled the AOSA social media accounts and handled all dues and membership applications for the club. On a national level, attended the biannual Board of Trustee meetings each January and June. Published in the Foresight Magazine, Spring 2017 and Fall 2018. Served on the LegucateMe project team among other board members to produce the foundation for a trial run advocacy event with intent of being implemented into optometry schools nationwide. Submitted the Spring and Fall Trustee Reports regarding local AOSA updates.
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society, 2017- Present
Nominated through Indiana University School of Optometry, Beta Sigma Kappa recognizes students who maintain a GPA equivalent of 3.50 minimum at the conclusion of each professional year.
American Academy of Optometry Student Fellow, 2017- Present
Met the eligibility for a Student Fellowship of the Academy at the 2017 AAO conference in Chicago, IL as a result of attending the required CE, paper/poster presentations, and symposiums. Certificate of achievement received during the pinning ceremony at IU School of Optometry.
Alpha Sigma Tau Vice President of Growth, 2015- 2016
Organized, coordinated, and directed chapter recruitment activities. Ensured chapter recruits to Quota and Campus Total each semester. Developed and implemented a holistic plan for chapter marketing and recruitment. Served as a member of the Executive Council to make impactful decisions for the future of the chapter.
Panhellenic Council Vice President of Internal Affairs, 2015-2016
Performed the duties of the President in her absence, inability to serve, or at her call. Served as a Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and as a back-up admin on all Panhellenic social media platforms. Maintained active communication and involvement with other members of the Executive Council.
Pre-Optometry Professional Society Historian, 2015-2016
Maintained all society records. Updated, organized, and distributed the Pre-Optometry test bank. Served as a member of the Executive Council to coordinate speakers for bimonthly meetings, organize networking opportunities for students/doctors, and assist in planning the annual Leader Dog for the Blind banquet.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2014- 2016
Nominated through Ferris State University (2014), an Honors Organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers who are ranked in the top 20% of their class.
Alpha Sigma Tau Director of Academic Success, 2014- 2015
Executed an academic success plan for the chapter. Served under the direction of the Vice President of Member Development to collect the GPA from each chapter member. Met with each chapter member who did not meet the minimum GPA requirement to develop an academic success plan that will support her academic achievement. Submitted the Annual Scholarship Report.
Ferris State Honor’s Program Honors Peer Mentor, 2013- 2016
Completed 22 credit hours of honors coursework through Ferris State University while upholding the minimum GPA and community service requirements. Provided opportunities in whatever capacity needed for incoming students to get to know the campus, community, and classmates through the Honor’s Peer Mentoring Program. Aided students in a successful transition from high school coursework to the expectations of the Ferris State Honor’s Program.
Clinical Optics Research Lab, Aug 2017- May 2018
• Gathered data from studies with a focus on contact lenses and other optical devices using RedCap software
• Performed baseline testing including visual acuities using LogMAR charts, auto-refraction, and auto-keratometry
• Served as a scribe for SLEx anterior ocular health and contact lens over-refraction
• Prepared patient chart and consent forms
• Actively recruited subjects for data collection through email and phone
Dean’s Scholar Summer Research Program, May 2017- Aug 2017
• Selected among a group of applicants to engage in summer research through IU School of Optometry
• Worked alongside a team of faculty and PhD students to create a retrospective study through the electronic health
records at AECC, investigating the prevalence of undetected pathology in otherwise healthy patients receiving a routine exam.
Silent Auction Chair (2018)
Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity
Collaborated with AOSA at their annual formal event by concurrently hosting a silent auction in efforts to fundraise for the annual mission trip to Frome, Jamaica.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank (2018)
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society
Collected and organized available material in the annual Bloomington Community Book Fair.
Leader Dog for the Blind Banquet (2016)
Pre-Optometry Professional Society
Initiated a campus-wide Vision Week, which included fundraising through activities such as ‘Pie in the Eye’ to donate to the Leader Dog foundation. Allowed students to connect with families who raise the service dogs, and gain awareness for the foundation. The ultimate goal was to provide resources and assistance that would facilitate the visually impaired to lead a more productive and fulfilling life.
University Eye Center Volunteer (2016)
Michigan College of Optometry
Maintained a record of patient schedules, printed and filed patient records, assisted in restocking medical supplies and organizing frame display.
The Big Event (2014-2016)
Ferris State Honor’s Program
Largest 1-day, student run philanthropic event in the state of Michigan hosted by the Ferris State University Student Government. Performed small service projects on 300 homes in the Big Rapids community requested by homeowners. Services included raking, painting, scraping, cleaning and others upon request.
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
“Advice for Students from Dr. Katie Connolly, IOA Stonebelt Society President”
Foresight Magazine 2018
“Education Through Eyesight: How AOSA and OneSight are Making a Difference”
Foresight Magazine 2017
American Academy of Optometry: Chicago IL (2017), San Antonio TX (2018)
AOSA Board of Trustee Council Meeting: Jacksonville FL (2018), St. Louis MO (2019) IOA Annual Convention, Indianapolis IN (2017-2019)
Optometry’s Meeting: Washington DC (2017), Denver CO (2018), St. Louis MO (2019)
English– native language
Spanish– limited working proficiency
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Passage of NBEO Parts I, II, III, ISE, and TMOD, CPR & AED issued Jul 2018, HIPPA/OSHA certified
Proficient on the following software programs: Compulink Advantage, CPRS, Epic Systems, REDCap
Proficient on the following Optometric Equipment: Zeiss Cirrus OCT, Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer, Optos, & Oculus Keratograph
Pending State Licensure: New York
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