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  • Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Big Rapids
Individual Feedback 1 6 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 6
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 6

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

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

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 1
In a group 5

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 6
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.83 6

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

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself How will you decide which school to attend, if you got accepted to all the schools you applied too. Why are your physics grades low? What did you do different to improve your OAT score when you took it the second time? What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies and interests? Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you got to where you are now." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose optometry? Why did you apply to so many schools? Why MCO? Can optometrists prescribe medications? (know optometry’s scope in MI) What is an optometrist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to specialize in? What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? Can ODs prescribe medication? How did you raise your OAT score? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can optometrist's prescribe medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about our residency programs and would you like to do a residency? How do you want to practice after graduation? Do you have any questions for us? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to? Have you had any other interviews? What is your first choice? Would you come here if we accepted you? Why MCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen any ODs prescribe medicine? Can they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted to all the schools which you applied, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare your work and/or shadowing experiences among the optometrist offices you've worked at. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you got to where you are now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is important to register to vote?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of it was YOU asking them questions, and then starting discussions based on those questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you choose a school, if you are accepted to all? This was an easy question but what i was saying wasnt matching with what was in my head" More from this Member | Report Response

"There really wasn't one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you got to where you are now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an optometrist's scope of practice in Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review common questions to interviews and have an idea of how I would answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at all the interview feedback from MCO and ALL other schools and other posts from SDN. looked up scope of optometry in michigan and just went over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at and prepared questions from SDN and the Ferris' Pre-Optometry Club website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews with roommates, pre health advisor, reading SDN, school website, personal statement, reading optometric journals, reviewing extracurricular activities and stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at web sites." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the new building and technology. Student to faculty ratio. Atmosphere and feedback from the students. Everyone was very nice and it was a relatively relaxed experience for an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small class size, personalized attention, low student to faculty ratio (2:1). They are building a new school, hoping to be done fall 2010." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities (thought they would be much older and outdated, but not too shabby), friendliness of staff, student who gave me a tour. They also give you a nice goody bag at the end!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location! Location! but what can you do about that, it's a small city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current building is an old dorm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No snow! Also, the clinic is on the top floors, which makes patient access difficult, but they are planning a new building to open in 2010. They really try to sell the school to you, at the end of the interview and throughout the whole lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seem outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MCO is an amazing school that has a family-type feel to it. Students that come from MCO exceed everyones' expectations. Highly recommended!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school overall but just dont like the location, but thats ok. The small class size is good, its a pretty laid back interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask them questions about the new school. They love to talk about it. Interviewers are REALLY laid back and love to just find out about you. They barely asked me anything about my grades. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a good impression of the school and facilities. Friendly staff, students, and nicely organized day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it went well, but it was a little intimidating being a three on one interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 6
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 2

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 4
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

NA

Grand Rapids

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 4
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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