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  • Arizona College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"In your opinion, what is an optometrist?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose Midwestern?" Report Response

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

"Why optometry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you devote a lot of time to volunteering? (because they saw that I volunteered at many places)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one thing you prepared for that we didn't ask? (I was caught off guard by this one)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through this website's forums, asked friends who had gone through interviews (at med school, dental school, pharm school, and opto school), talked to professors and OD's that I've shadowed. I put questions on flash cards and practiced going through what I would say for each of them the night before my interview (I didn't memorize anything, just had an idea of what I wanted to say)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff and professors were very welcoming and helpful, campus was in a great location and is nicely spaced out, Eye Institute is AMAZING, professors emphasized their open-door policy to students. Very professional, yet comfortable interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very long day - my feet hurt by the end of it (I arrived at the school at 7:30am and we were done at 3pm)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself was not bad at all, very conversational, you're interviewed by 2 faculty members in the program, questions they asked were just based on optometry and your application --nothing random. I really like this school and I think their program is very strong and has the potential to go far. I like how the interview day was structured - the interview is the first thing on the itinerary! That way you can breathe the rest of the day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/20/2012

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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