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Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Araba Otoo



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!

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