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  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Bayamon
Individual Feedback 1 8 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 6
Negatively 0
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.38 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
9.75 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.43 7

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 0
At a regional location 0
At another location 6

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 6
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 3
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 7

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Have you participated in clinical or academic research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry and not other medical professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the difference between opticians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists." More from this Member | Report Response

"why optometry and why our school? what is the difference between an optometrists and ophthalmologist? what does an optician do? what are your experiences in the field of optometry what have you done? do you know anything about Puerto Rico?expenses? community, cost of living? are you taking loans or paying out of pocket? how would you rank yourself academically from 1-9 in our school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Do you work? At your job, how did you deal with an angry customer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why IAUPR?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to our school/program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend IAUPR?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your experiences with podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"If a clinical criticizes your patient care, how will you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowledge of spanish language." More from this Member | Report Response

"11. What are you planning on doing if you don't get accepted to the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My experiences with Spanish language and culture." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do podiatry? Why not dental school or optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a patient is going blind and it’s the first time you're meeting them, how will you treat that patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught a classmate checking would you tell your professor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the difference between opticians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you know about the community and the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the MCAT? Is the MCAT based more on knowledge or test-taking skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you pay for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught a classmate checking would you tell your professor." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you planning on doing if you don't get accepted to the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really....I prepared from this SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with my optometrist, Search questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to career services and set up a mock interview with the director of career services. She really helped me answer a lot of tough questions such as what are my strengths and weaknesses, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, 2 mock interviews, and read my personal letter again to remind myself how hard I have worked to be in this position." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was scheduled to interview earlier and took a day off work and waited at my computer for 2 hrs and they never called via skype. They then called on the phone and they basically accused me of missing the interview. I made it very clear that I was at my computer but they never called me." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is currently on probation; but it is getting resolved this month of April 2008....the Dean is resigning." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Easy interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually don't remember all of the questions by now. My interview was over the phone. I was notified immediately following the phone interview and offered a scholarship. I liked that fast decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Woke early in the morning and took a 2 hour drive to Oakland(hospital)..had alot of stress & diarrhea...met with Dr. Tran...talked to the Dean who quickly asked Why Podiatry?....talked to a couple of students which was very informative...had lunch with 2 second year students...had an easy interview with 2 DPMs for 15 minutes...went to Samuel Merritt...talked to Financial Aid counselor....Interviewed with 2 academic faculty, this was a little more specific and difficult, and it lasted 25 minutes for me....talked to Dr. Tran....End of the interview....found out I was accepted later on in the night." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 0
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 1
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 1
4-6 hours 0
7+ hours 0

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 0
Automobile 1
Train or subway 0
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 2
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 0
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No responses

Would you recommend the hotel?

No responses

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
6.14 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
5.43 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wished the response rate to prospective student inquiries were higher. The admission staff did eventually respond; however, the time lag made the school seem uncaring and uninterested in prospective students." More from this Member | Report Response

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