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Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1987
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Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
Optometry School
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 34 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $27,125
  • Non - Resident Tuition $30,595
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG OAT 320
  • AVG GPA 3.4

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Admissions Information

  • Optometry Admissions
  • 3200 South University Drive
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
  • United States

School Overview

Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry Fast Facts

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School Info

The mission of the College of Optometry is to prepare, educate and train optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism; and to provide a multidisciplinary environment that encourages lifelong learning, scholarly activity and service.

Curriculum

The Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) is a professional degree which requires four years of professional study. During the first two years, students concentrate on anatomy and physiology, general and visual systems, and on principles of ocular and general disease. In addition, they receive lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction in primary care optometry and the conducting of and the conducting of an optometric examination. During the second year, students study the diagnosis and treatment of anomalies of vision. In the third year, they begin to examine patients in the University`s clinic. They care for adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients, fit contact lenses, and administer visual training. During the fourth year, students receive extensive training in community health optometry, secondary-tertiary eye care, and other areas of specialized optometric care. Training emphasizes practical experience through externship, student rotation, and clinical practice.

Facilities

Our multidisciplinary clinical centers in Davie, North Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale provide affordable eye and vision care to the community. Primary care, contact lens services, low vision rehabilitation, binocular vision therapy, and pediatric and geriatric care are available at our clinical centers. Twenty-four hour emergency care are also available at some centers.

Interview Feedback

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Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.35 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.56 34

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Rebuild everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more in-depth interviews, ask about work experience, extracurriculars, community service. A highly passionate student may be overlooked when only asked the most basic of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us talk with more 3rd and 2nd year students" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they did a great job in terms of friendliness and responsiveness. I do recommend the interview day being a little less hectic though. Too many student tour guides. Wanted to ask more questions but it was crazy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask student questions directly and not "around-the-bush" answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever been in a group project? How was the result of the project?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to explain a group of 11 year olds the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist, how you would you do so?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think transitioning from undergrad to Optometry school will go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"are you planing on taking the OAT again. what did you have trouble with on the OAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why optometry and not ophthalmology?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your friends say is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why optometry and what optometric experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you saw someone cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you choose Optometry over other medical fields." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to know about our school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I deal with stress." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient asked you how you became interested in Optometry, what would you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you help a 3 children who can't see well enough to pass eye test at school if parents dont have enough money" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does a podiatrist do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why optomtery" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself and how you came across Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose optoetry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is glaucoma?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why optometry" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made me get interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How's tennis going?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I look for in a school, and how would choose from the many schools I've applied to." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why NOVA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When and how did you decide on optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"According to the country that you have born, and the current country that you are living now, do you think that moving to Florida as the third place, is challenging?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to explain a group of 11 year olds the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist, how you would you do so?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None that I can remember were unusual.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn in your internship?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of setting will you go into after graduating OD school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Nova?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I think the questions were pretty simple." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name the most interesting case you saw while shadowing at the non profit clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient who could not afford their medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one thing your friends would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will be the hardest thing about making the transition from undergrad to grad school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got accepted to all the schools you applied to , which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you speak any other languages?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since I am from Kansas, how I would deal with the transition and being far away from home?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain the difference between optometry, opthalmology, and opticianry (to establish what I already knew, and what other questions they should ask)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your interests... Why do you want to do optometry? Why do you want to go to Nova? How do you normally study for a class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the OAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did I chose to change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see to be the role of an optometrist in conjunction with the health care community?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were unexpected. But the most interesting thing would have to be when they started to break down my essay and we went through the questions they had about my essay." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted to PCo and NSU, which school would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have I ever been caught in a situation in which cheating was involved?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"The town." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The curriculum has changed every semester for us in a way that is not beneficial for the students. We are overloaded with classes that are being taught in a way that is evaluating how we memorize information compared to actually learning and truly digesting the information. Most of the professors are not adequate teachers and become irritated with the students when we no longer show for classes we deem not worthy of our time and money because the professors are not putting in the effort that is expected of a medical professional school. The school also seems to have a big issue with managing their time, giving the students an extremely loaded summer and having lab practice at times that cause a lot of tension throughout different lab groups because the students have to fight for their spots. Nova optometry has also lied to incoming students with promises of lighter schedules and some ample breaks between semesters, but this is false. We have received our academic calendar for the next semester only a month in advanced and when administration is told that this is not ample time to coordinate visits home for students, we are told basically to deal with it. Most schools have an academic calendar at least a year in advanced and some even 3 years in advanced. We’re not even allowed to use contact solution from the school during lab and are told to supply it ourselves. The school obviously only cares about receiving money and not at all abut putting effort into their program. We are wasting time spending 4 weeks learning skills that require less emphasis and technique and are stuck being forced to learn how to use a BIO and tonometry in 2 weeks and then expected to go into the clinic now one semester early." | Report Response

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