Name: Tiffany Y. Chen 2023 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2023

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Jeff White Memorial Scholarship VSP Practice Excellence Scholarship

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
It is an honor to receive these awards, as it represents my dedication to the SUNY community and the optometric field as I continue to grow and learn as a student.

What are your plans following graduation?
I am pursuing a residency with an emphasis in ocular disease.

What was your most transformative experience during optometry school?
I have been learning so much during my 4th year clinical rotations! I am constantly gaining new experiences and learning how to better care for patients. I plan to continue applying clinical pearls and advice from my preceptors to provide high quality care for my patients.

What advice would you give incoming or prospective optometry students?
Be open-minded to new experiences! There are so many opportunities in optometry school to discover your interests and passions when you take advantage of all that the SUNY community has to offer.