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  • University of the Incarnate Word The Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • San Antonio
Individual Feedback 1 24 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 20
Negatively 0
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.04 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.46 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.92 24

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 1
30 minutes 13
35 minutes 7
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 22
At a regional location 0
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 23
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 21

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.04 24

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

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

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

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

"Differences between undergraduate and professional school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be something unique that you could bring to our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Difference between undergrad and professional school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you contribute to a professional program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"difference between optician, ophthalmologist, and optometrist" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If your friends were to describe you, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you able to handle graduate course load?? study habits??" More from this Member | Report Response

"health Care reform & optometry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who inspired you to become an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an accomplishment you are particularly proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"3 things that make a good healthcare professionals" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you have overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are three qualities a health profession should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why UIWRSO and what will you contribute to our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of settings have you worked at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Differences between optometrist and opthamologist" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the course load of a professional program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges you will be facing at optometry school/career." More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you appreciate in your own doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you organize your day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you Study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you friends were to describe you, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes a good doctor ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think you can contribute to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the difference between undergrad and professional school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is one person that you admire the most" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges will you meet in school and how will you overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills do you possess that will help you do well in school, in terms of meeting new people, getting along with classmates, faculty, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes a good doctor ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three qualities a health professional should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest obstacle in optometry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything youd like to add?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Last question add anything you haven't talked about" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your perception of the healthcare environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates one to be a healthcare provider" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you feel your high school prepared you well for college?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Anything to add?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you get back into the flow of school after being out for a while? (Non traditional student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself question because I tend to go off topic and start talking about random things but the doctor who interviewed me thought it was funny and made me a lot less clustered and nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What career model in optometry are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your greatest accomplishment thus far?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What classes have you taken other than sciences? How will these help you be a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed what others had been asked, prepared answers and mock interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN survey" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the UIWRSO website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and talking to accepted students." More from this Member | Report Response

"read these forums. all the questions are here" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over general interview questions found on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about optometry in general. Reviewed what I had done out of class" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought hard about what I would enjoy about being an optometrist, read about healthcare in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and prepare answers for most questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read other interview q's on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was sooo friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations about the school mission were excellent. Providing information about curriculum and other pertinent information was very helpful. The interviewer was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was, admission committee is very friendly and responsive, high board passing rate, and the city of San Antonio itself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How well students perform on boards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people at the school are friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lovely staff and students. New facilities. Research is booming" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly people" More from this Member | Report Response

"They treated you like more than a number and made you feel incredibly welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"the responsiveness of the admission staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly staff and well organized process. The tour was very informative and Kristine Benne very accommadating and willing to work with you. Brand new facilities with modern equipment and technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and personable the staff was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty. Facilities. A very well run interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Classrooms, clinic, staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities. Talked with a second year student, he really loved the program. Thought faculty were very helpful and well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very efficient processing speed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the city. Faculty and staff were very friendly and professional. The main campus was beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was away from the main campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school location is not near the nice UIW main campus, next to taco bell and pawn shop" More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the school was" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little long (4 hours in total)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How unorganized the interview process was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt a little small and lacking. The program is still young. Students have a lot of free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location" More from this Member | Report Response

"we did not see any students, as it was friday and there were no classes that day. I could not get a glimpse into the student life" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"You only get 2-3 weeks to decide" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The optometry school itself was still under construction, so there was not much to see." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was away from the main campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were going to be held first thing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No surprise, did my research before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat ahead of time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee starts the welcome at 1:00, but they asked us to come in at 12:15" More from this Member | Report Response

"THAT IT WAS GOING TO TAKE 3 HOURS!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"there are nice hotels nearby" More from this Member | Report Response

"parents should not attend. They literally sit around and took a short tour. Pretty short day compare to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Drury Inn hotel they recommend is less than a block from the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I only needed to show up 15 minutes prior and how many interviewees there would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the optometry campus is not next to the main campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"That one hotel is very near" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had known about the facilities and other aspects, I would not have wasted my money applying elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is a lot more relaxing than I though" More from this Member | Report Response

"The optometry school is not part of the tour, just the main UIW campus." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall nothing negative to say about the school and staffs, I like the small intimate class setting and the new clinics" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the experience and all of the students we spoke with seemed to really like UIWRSO!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't waste applicant's time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful and positive atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to two students . Both had good things to say. Standards are high but fair." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very efficient admission process. Friendly staff/faculty. Would be better if there's a current opt student available to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very friendly and conversational, but I wouldn't say it was casual. Stay professional." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 11
Faculty member 10
Admissions staff 3
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 22
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 14

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 3
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 10
7+ hours 8

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 15
Automobile 8
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 5
$401-$500 2
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

SAT

SBN to MSP to SAT

COS

San Antonio international airport

San Antonio INT'l

San Antonio

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 17
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Suite

Drury I

Drury Inn & Suites

Drury.. minutes from the school

hill country inn

Holiday inn express

Hyatt

Hyatt place

Hyatt Place

La Quinta

No

Would you recommend the hotel?

Comfort Suite

Drury I

Drury Inn & Suites

Drury.. minutes from the school

hill country inn

Holiday inn express

Hyatt

Hyatt place

Hyatt Place

La Quinta

No

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.79 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.04 24

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.42 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.58 24

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.92 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"great job !" More from this Member | Report Response

"First of all, I was very disappointed that the email inviting me for an interview only allowed for a 30 minute time slot, yet we were there for 3 hours. Despite the misleading email, those 3 hours were not used effectively. Why would you make each student should wait for everyone else to finish their personal 30 minute interview before moving on? And during the waiting process, you repeated the same topics over and over again by different members of the staff. It felt like the process was thrown together at the last minute, and not calculated based upon time. It was very unprofessional. The worst part of this experience, was the fact that I had brought my parents with me to the interview because we had traveled out of state for this one event. They were only allowed to mingle in the lobby, and they were told that they would be invited to tour the school with us once we reached that step in the interview process. By the time we finished.... 3 hours later, all of the parents had left to go back to their hotel. I'm highly disappointed, and you should really rethink your interview process before more students are invited back. (It's not like this was your first week of interviews!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have one debriefing session that way information do not need to repeated to fill in the applicants who left for interviews. Maybe have the financial aid and other information presentation with all applicants present. Then split the group up to those being interviewed, and rest can go on campus tour with students?" More from this Member | Report Response

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