Name: Elaine Doxtader 2023 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2023

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Dr. Sanford and Clair Levy Scholarship

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
The scholarship helps me with the financial costs of moving to various locations for my fourth year rotations.

What are your plans following graduation?
I am considering an ocular disease residency or starting my career at a medical OD/MD practice.

What was your most transformative experience during optometry school?
Fourth year externships allow you to see several different scopes of practice in a short amount of time. You learn and grow a lot at each location and take those skills onto the next. I have gained so much confidence with my exam flow and clinical skills this year.