Being back in ICO as a 4th year can be tiring. Between being in clinic (always!), preparing for clinic, sending out resumes, and figuring out how to get a license, it’s hard to get the energy to cook a good meal. Fortunately, it seems like every day or so a new restaurant opens up in Chicago (even ICO’s Cafeteria is getting a new look.) One new opening, in particular, is worth trying: The Dog Haus. Originally from the West coast (L.A.), it has decided to revitalize the classi
The first week back at school after any break is always challenging, but after you have been away for three quarters, the adjustment is even harder. Each day is a different schedule, in a different type of specialty, with different preceptors. While adjusting to a new schedule can be tiresome and difficult, adjusting to the city is much easier. Since being back, we have foregone the diet for a week and have been enjoying the Chicago food scene. The first meal back was the fam
To say optometry school can be stressful is an understatement. First year, you can have up to three exams a week, plus practicals, quizzes, etc. Second year, you add clinic to the mix and third year, you begin to prepare for NBEO part 1. Fourth year, you have externships, the other two NBEO tests, possibly OEBC… and you begin preparing for real life (a.k.a. finding a job.) This past week, we were looking for an apartment in Chicago for our last externship. I started thinking
I recently read an article about the best subs in Chicago. To be honest, I wouldn’t trust the list. They left out one of the all-time favorite sub sandwiches of the ICO fourth year class: Southtown Sub. Southtown Sub is a short walk from the school. Go south on Indiana, and once you hit 35th St., make a left and walk one block over. It is a small building with a yellow sign. They only take cash, but you can call and order before you get there. Why do we fourth years love it?