Christopher J. Borgman, OD, FAAO, is a clinical instructor at Southern College of Optometry.
Dr. Borgman completely remodeled his kitchen himself and enjoys playing men’s slowpitch softball. Ask him about Bigfoot.
I will tell you, though, my residency year was the most fun I’ve had as an optometrist. I worked the hardest and most hours I’ve ever worked in my life, but man, did it fly by. And when it was all over, I didn’t recognize the same young punk who started the residency.
Growing up in rural Illinois, there was really only one culture that I had interacted with: the farming/small town USA culture. So, when I got accepted to optometry school and began interacting with more cultural diversity than I had ever been accustomed to, I soon found I was struggling to find common ground with some of my patients.