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  • University of Houston College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Houston
Individual Feedback 2 27 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 26
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.61 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 27

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 5
30 minutes 9
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 26
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 12
In a group 14

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 12
Closed file 14

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.15 26

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

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

"Tell me about yourself (why optometry included)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why uhco" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most challenging course in undergrad, and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pros and cons of two different venues in which you can practice optometry (commercial vs. private practice for example)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically made you interested in eye care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between a patient and a customer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational... I don't remember the sequence of questions at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you shadow optometrists? Where they in partnerships, a group-based practice, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of optometrists advertising their services?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you about optometry during your time observing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your biggest strengths/weakesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your study habits." More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction do you see optometry moving in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you keep up with current events?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why university of houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"in your opinion what are the two most important issues the United States is facing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits like and what do you think you would have to change to have success in the difficult optometry program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Discrepancy between high OAT and mediocre gpa" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UHCO" More from this Member | Report Response

"why optometry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Optician vs. optometrist vs. ophthalmologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of school for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in taking part in political groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there one person in your life that gave you the greatest motivation to become an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you are stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the difference between optometry, ophthalmology, and optitionry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the difference btw. optometrist and opthalmologists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optmetry? UHCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the differences between optometry and opthamology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on being politically active as a practicing optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your goals as an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the profession 5 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how did you first become interested in a career in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you want to come to UHCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not medicine? Why not dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a picture (MMI style! apparently first year they tried this type of question)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's the difference between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change your study habits to study for 20+ hours of classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What organizations were you in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of optometry office did you work at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What shadowing experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about UHCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study habits." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of the challenges that optometry is facing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your study habits like during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered any other career." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about corporate optomtry? Positive or negative for the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you prepare for a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What differentiates you from the rest of the pack?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how are your study skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think UHCO is a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered other professional programs? eg. medicine, dentistry, etc. and why you chose optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you are having trouble in class?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The MMI question came out of nowhere lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you've graduated? (I took a year off)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my time management/organizational skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"A "no right answer" hypothetical scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do when you're stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't really an interesting question.. they just want to get to know who you are and what extracurriculars you've participated in and optometric experience you've had!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite food?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite TV show?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the current political situation in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is a good idea to advertise your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's my favorite ice cream flavor" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the united states' current political situation? (since I was a govt and politics major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the scope of optometry will be like in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why was your gpa lower than your oat" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most challenging course in undergrad, and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it was open file, explaining why my GPA rollercoastered up and down caught me a little off-guard." More from this Member | Report Response

""Teach me something non-medical in 5 minutes or less."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of impact will you make at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not difficult. But the only one that required thought was what was the difference between an optometrist and opthalmologist" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain some of the current issues between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists, regarding laws, scope of practice, etc.. and why they are being challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, nothing difficult!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about two current events in the U.S." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are positives/negatives about a public school vs. a private school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current legislative issues optometry faces?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary really." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about doctors advertising for their professional services?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two current events in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's my favorite ice cream flavor" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was ready for anthing they threw at me so none of them seemed difficult. The interviewers are very nice and make you feel welcome so the stress levels were not too high." More from this Member | Report Response

"in your eyes what makes UHCOs optometry program different from the other schools that you have applied to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion what are the two most important current events in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most difficult thing facing the US, besides terrorism? **This question wasn't really difficult, but it caught me off guard. Also have in mind the two most difficult things the medical field is facing, because they asked that as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions really." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview bank, other friends' feedback of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked up common interview questions, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced common questions I found online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typed up answers to mock interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Websites & online forums." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, look up information about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through basic questions I was expected to hear" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked up possible interview questions and practiced speaking to others" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up some potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Performed mock interviews with sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I made up 130 possible interview questions and I looked up things about UHCO and I practiced the questions outloud in front of family" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read through all the interview questions posted on this site for U of H (all the questions they asked me were on this site). I also met with my pre-optometry advisor and she gave advice on etiquette, what to wear, etc...and then i prepared a few questions to ask the faculty and student during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"researched the career and different schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned everything I could about optometry and UHCO and was 100% sure I wanted to pursue the career of optometry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and talked to other previous applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school and profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read on this forum questions that others posted" More from this Member | Report Response

"no preparation...i was just myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited the school several times and did my research online." More from this Member | Report Response

"did research online and read information that they sent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned about the program and the school by gathering as much information as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked up questions asked in medical and optometry interviews, and then I answered them prior to the interview. All the questions I was asked in the interview I found online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed the SDN forum and read through the school's pamphlets." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facility, the atmosphere, the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Progressive school, facilities are new and modern." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, friendliness of staff & faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff, Facilities, Clinic, pretty much everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great city. Teach laser eye in 3rd year. In the clinics after 2nd semester of 2nd year. New builldling breaks ground next May" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic is amazing! They have your letter ready for you in your exit interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, the research, the facilities, the plans UHCO has for the future. I was fairly impressed with everything about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single person I came in contact with was super friendly! Dr. Bailey and the 4th year student helped me relax during the interview! Dr. Shulman is awesome, too!! And the best part was- He gave me my acceptance letter after my interview :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Shulman is really nice and easy to approach. The clinic in the school is top of the line." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and other students and the university setting" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very friendly and helpful. Also the clinic downstairs was very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE the faculty at UHCO." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff and enthusiasm " More from this Member | Report Response

"dr. shulman at the end of the interview gives u the acceptance letter" More from this Member | Report Response

"The other students interviewing and the students that were already going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, admissions people, and even the students were very friendly and inviting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The incredible facilities, enthusiasm of the faculty and students, and laid-back environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty/students and the beautiful facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers was somewhat hostile, the other 2 were friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"finding the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Houston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved everything about my visit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they told me the wrong interview time...so i actually came there pretty late" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"i got stuck in some bad Houston traffic of the way to my interview and was a few minutes late, but they were very understanding." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process/presentations/tour took a long time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Dr. Shulman (Dean of Admissions)is really amazing and the interview experience was only a positive one." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hot humid climate." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long the tour of the school was going to last." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour is kind of long." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you know if you are accepted usually right after the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The traffic is crazy! LEAVE EARLY to make sure you're on time. When I showed up a 20 minutes early, there were already other applicants there waiting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how to get to the school from I-45 (is really easy now but it was my 1st time in Houston and the traffic flustered me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known that I would have forgotten my belt so I wouldn't have forgotten it." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they already accepted me and the whole interview was just a formality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I had been to Optometry Day in the Spring of 06. I HIGHLY recommend going! " More from this Member | Report Response

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Impressed by the facility, and the staff seemed very welcoming! Was a completely stress-free interview - it more was of a conversation than anything else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax. If accepted you will typically get a phone call that evening." More from this Member | Report Response

"Handed me the acceptance letter at the end of the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you know who your interviewer is in terms of their role at the school and what they like to be involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was amazing! I love UHCO and everyone there! Even the students are welcoming :) Go Cougars!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It started with a presentation, tour, then lunch, then interviews. The entire day is relaxed- nothing to stress about at all, not even the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"once I got to the school it was a good eperience. the people are friendly and seem inteligent. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a positve experience and after the interview I was sure I wanted to go to UHCO even though I was already accepted to Berkely. The interview process at Houston was much better than the way Berkely conducts theirs." More from this Member | Report Response

"very good" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had such a great time at the interview! Everyone was so friendly and helpful and they are truly an encouraging school. They made you feel very comfortable and the actual interview was very easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back and easy. Although the student interviewer kept on staring at me like as if he was trying to look into my soul. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1 word: excellent" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall the interview went very well. my advice to potential interviewees is to come prepared but relax and be yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UHCO is a great school and their long and difficult appication/admissions process is well worth it. They are very friendly and make you feel welcome. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First of all... the program they offer at U of H is incredible. They do everything they can during the interview to make you feel comfortable and to let you know who they are, so you can make the right decision as to where you belong. They want to get to know you. They aren't going to drill you about your application or anything like that. Just make sure you know why you want to be an optometrist good and eat a good breakfast. :-) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's faculty and students were very welcoming and the interview process was quite laid-back. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 1
Faculty member 17
Admissions staff 8
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 23
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.27 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 21
Out of state 5

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 8
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 21
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Bush Intercontinental (IAH)

Bush International

Hobby

IAH

HOU

N/A

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 8
Hotel 7
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton on UH campus

Omni Hotel

The Double Tree (near the IAH airport)

The Hilton at the University of Houston

Would you recommend the hotel?

Hilton on UH campus

Omni Hotel

The Double Tree (near the IAH airport)

The Hilton at the University of Houston

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.74 27

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 27

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.89 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.57 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.62 13

0 = low, 10 = high

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