How did the interview impress you?
What was the stress level of the interview?
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How you think you did?
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"Nothing, they're doing great!"
"Feel free to actually look at a person aka interview them, vs basing everything on numbers."
"I felt that the interview day was a little disorganized and there was a big jumble of interviewees crammed into a small room. The seating was awkward in the room since the opto students to answer our questions were sitting in an area where some of the interviewees could not see them. I think if the optometry students sat in the front of the room under the TV would have been better so that everyone could see and hear them"
"Nothing. They are the sweetest people you will ever meet."
"Nothing- everyone was very friendly and made interview day a minimally stressful day"
"Keep doing what you're doing!"
"None! They were great. Very friendly and helpful both before, during, and after my interview. Always quick to respond and eager to help."
"Office was impersonal, which made things stressful. The financial aid person Barbara was nice."
"Snacks would be nice."
"Talking with a student is extremely helpful, but NOT a first year student."
"What was an adversity you faced?"
"What is an adversity you have faced?"
"What was your journey in determining that optometry was for you?"
"Why healthcare? Why optometry?"
"What do you know about the current legislation of optometry?"
"When is a time you had to work with someone who you disliked or disliked you?"
"Why do you want to move all the way from Florida to California?"
"how many other schools did I apply to, and why did I pick those schools?"
"Tell us why you want to do optometry?"
"How do different optometrists work together?"
"Describe an ethical dilemma that you have witnessed (can be anything)."
"Define professionalism. (they still ask this... Still caught me off guard!)"
"How many other schools did you apply to?"
"Are you familiar with the different concentrations/residencies of optometry?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"How do you see the relationship of optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists in the future?"
"If I knew the difference between an optician, optometrist, and an ophthalmologist"
"Describe an ethical dilemma. Doesn't have to pertain to optometry."
"What can you bring to SCCO?"
"Why do you want to attend SCCO?
What websites have you used to research the school?
Would you still want to come here if it was in Iowa?"
"What do you like about optometry? Why not other health professions?"
"Do you know what the differences are between optometrists in California and Canada (where I am from)?"
"Why optometry instead of ophthalmology?"
"Describe an ethical situation.
"Why do you want to become an optometrist?"
"What makes you feel confident that you know what you're getting into?"
"What is the difference between a customer and a patient?"
"Future of optometry"
"What is the difference between ophthamologists and optometrists?"
"Why did you choose optometry?"
"Whats the difference between opthamologist and optometrist, and why did you pick this one?"
"whats the field of OD?"
"Tell us how you decided that optometry was for you."
"Where do you see the profession of optometry in the future? "
"what attracts you to scco?"
"What is your opinion on HMO's?"
"What can you contribute to SCCO?"
"What was an ethical issue you have faced and what did you do to resolve it?"
"How do your hobbies relate to optometry?"
"if not optometry what career would you choose"
"Give me an ethical dilemma in optometry."
"How many siblings do you have/ how does your family feel about you pursuing optometry?"
"Tell me something about yourself that wasn't in your essay, on your resume, and has nothing to do with optometry or your career goals."
"My interviewer asked about my opinions on other optometry schools and why I was considering SCCO"
"What is your least favorite part of optometry?"
"What was your favorite part about your major?"
"nothing too interesting"
"Would you be interested in going on another trip aboard similar to the one you went to?"
"What is one thing you would like us to know about you (that isn't on your application)?"
"Name a piece of literature (fiction or non fiction) that has influenced you"
"If I didn't go into optometry, what would I have gone into instead? (Made me think a bit)"
"Please tell us about an ethical situation you have experienced and what you did."
"What ethnicity are you?"
"What do you think is the most important issue facing optometry?"
"Do you think ethics is relevant to optometry?"
"What was your favorite historical period in American history? (I was a history major)"
"What do you think optometry school will be like (how different than undergrad)?"
"You are in an exam room with a man. The man's wife is sitting outside the exam room and she's pregnant. You talk to the man and it turns out that he has an STD because he was having an extramarital affair. The man refuses to let his wife know about this STD and affair. You are, by law, bound to this doctor-patient confidentiality. You cannot say anything to the man's wife about the conversation between you and the man. So, what do you do?"
"How many hours a week do you think the OD you worked for put in, including time both in and out of the office?
Is there anything you think we should have asked (anything else you want us to know about you)?
What books have you read lately?"
"How will you give back to the community when you are an optometrist?"
"If you could tell us something about yourself that you would want us to remember you by, what would it be?"
"What else are you passionate about?"
"What is some legislative news about optometry?"
"How do I relieve stress? (nothing too interesting from the questions)"
"Compare a shoe salesman with an optometrist."
"How do you see the future of insurance and optometry?"
"if you went to an island. which three things would you bring?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"What is the most important aspect about an Optometry school which influences your choice of schools?"
"Do you notice any tension between the optometrists you work with and the opthalmologists they associate with?"
"What is a ritualist? (It was one of the offices I held.)"
"Did you have any problems with your professors in college?"
"We see in your essay that you know a few students at SCCO. What have they told you about SCCO?"
"What kind of practice do you want to have?"
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