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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Birmingham
Individual Feedback 1 11 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 9
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.09 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
9.27 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 11

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 3
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 10
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

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

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 8

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.30 10

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

"How do you feel about your academic performances?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Besides the location (because it's close to home), why UABSO as opposed to another school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really ask many questions. It was more of a "tell me about yourself" format where I directed the conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about your childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why do you like the most about the optometric profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What your leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"it was all basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"How's your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What else make you want to be an optometrist besides the reason you told us? I kind of run out of ideas , make sure you prepare a lot of reasons" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions asked, just conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the current problems in Optometry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing at all was hard" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were really difficult. The questions kind of flowed in a conversational way." More from this Member | Report Response

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced questions with family members." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, sample interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student network questions, reread my essay, know the school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked over the SDN interview ratings and questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"did a mock interview at my university" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced a lot of interview questions I found online, esp. those for med school students." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities such as the eye care center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The very very hospitable admissions staff, the faculty who seemed very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"I seriously was blown away by the clinic, staff, and faculty. I just felt like everyone really, really liked me personally. There are 2 interviews... one that is one-on-one with Dr. Simon -- who by the way is awesome -- (open file), and one that is in a group usually with a student and 2 professors or optometrists or researchers (closed file). And while both interviews are still addressing significant questions, the atmosphere is incredibly relaxed & comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, clinic, and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"everbody is very friendly, and very proud of the school, praised to the president of the school a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The easy going attitude of everyone at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very impressive. UAB has top notch faculty compared to other schools I have visited" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was SOOOO NICE!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and tried to make us feel comfortable. The facilities were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The newly renovated clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"That none of the students seemed to enjoy being there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't like the location of the school. I also don't like how nobody lives on campus... mainly because there are no on campus graduate living centers. These are both making me reconsider the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school locates right at downtown Birmigham , not very atractive area, lots of old building with lots of drawing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is located right in the middle of downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not too impressed with Birmingham or the surrounding areas" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms are a little shabby." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was going to be laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"there will be 2 intreviews, oneon one for open file and panel for closed file" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview process is." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview was very short and conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"I needed to bring bandaids for my feet or more comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"That a hurricane was coming through. I got rather wet running from the taxi into the building." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UAB was fantastic! Everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was an open file interview as well as a closed file interview. Both were very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the school and the people, but don't like that I would probably have to commute close to 15-20 minutes to get to class every day... and I don't know how much Birmingham has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is very obvious why it is one of the most prestigious optometry schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"just prepare the general questions and be confident, you really have to sell your self in the closed file interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the interview day. The people everywhere made me very welcome. Some of the people seemed a little too proud and really showed off their school. Tour was nice and the two students were very helpful in answering questions, all the faculty was great. Dr. Simon very nice. Ended up talking about travel and religion during the open file interview part. Just be yourself and don't sound too rehearsed or fake, people can see right through that when you are having a conversation like interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience was great. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very low stress. Just a conversation. No one was intimidating, everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 9
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 9

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 8
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 0
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

BHM

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 6
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Courtyard Downtown UAB

Doubletree

it was right closed by the school and it called st

Pickwick Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Courtyard Downtown UAB

Doubletree

it was right closed by the school and it called st

Pickwick Hotel

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.83 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow guests to stay for lunch. Also, make sure the tour guide is not saying negative things about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a better lunch and allow guests to partake" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we had a longer period of time to decide whether or not we want to attend the school. We're given about 1 month, but it flys by when you're trying to consider EVERYTHING." More from this Member | Report Response

"They sent me an interview calendar day and area information just 2-3 days before the actual intervie" More from this Member | Report Response

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