Dr. Araba Otoo is a 2022 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and is currently doing a residency in the VA system. Her passion for global health and desire for optometry to own its role in public health is impressive. I've been fortunate to get to knew her and trust that my audience will take motivation from her stories and ambitions.
Some of the most interesting stories within the episode include her observations of family eye care while a child in Ghana, as well as the mentorship she received at the University of Illinois - Chicago by an OD/epidemiologist. Her drive to become an ophthalmologist met unexpected turns and her trip into optometry is compelling.
The Stories within the Story include:
0:58 The Ghana Story
2:34 The Love of Cooking Story
3:59 The Malingerer Story
8:32 The Family’s Eyecare Story
14:45 The Chicago Story
36:11 The Not My Way Story
37:02 The AOSA Student of the Year Story
44:05 The Optometry as Public Health Story
49:29 The Future Story
Runtime: 54 min.
Check it out:
YouTube video podcast: https://youtu.be/h1rabDu1xxE
Audio Podcast Apps: search for "Sandbox Stories" on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon, Pandora and more!
Downloadable Podcast (mp3): https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wj6zwu/Sandbox_Interview_-_Otoo_AUDIObj2bo.mp3