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found out • fallback • biomedical
optometry • pan out
  1. I will join the army if college does not .
  2. He just he got into college.
  3. Eye doctors study .
  4. He has a degree in science.
  5. You should always have a plan.
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1253 Doctor Dreams

Josh, a high school student, talks about his goal of becoming a doctor.

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I’ve thought about going to optometry school

Optometry is the medical study of eyesight. Notice the following:

  1. He works in the optometry department at the hospital.
  2. Eye doctors are called optometrists.

found out

No one found out that I needed them

When you find something out, you realize it from extra information. Notice the following:

  1. She found out she is pregnat from doctor.
  2. He just found out he got into college.

fallback plan

Do you have a fallback plan like if you were not able to become an eye doctor,

A fallback plan is an optional plan in case the first plan does not succeed. Notice the following:

  1. If I do not get into college, my fallback plan is to get a job.
  2. Becoming a teacher wsa his fallback plan.


What is that, biomedical engineering?

Biomedical refers to combination of medicine and biology. Notice the following:

  1. He does biomedical research.
  2. This company creates biomedical technology.

pan out

I hope it all pans out.

If something pans out well, then it ends successfully as planned. Notice the following:

  1. His plan to go to college did not pan out.
  2. Good luck with your interview. I hope it pans out well.