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  • University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Berkeley
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 in Traditional Interview, 6 total in MMI

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What were your volunteer experiences in undergrad? Did they seem to make a difference?" Report Response

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

"What distinguishes optometry from other healthcare professions?" Report Response

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

"What were my duties in my previous job before I switched into optometry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're a first-year optometry student. Your grandfather has been diagnosed with a disease that will kill him in 5 years. There's a procedure that can be done to cure him, but there is a 10% mortality rate. He wants to do it, but mom does not want him to. What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked a lot about my ESSAY. Know yours well!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reading sample MMI questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school shut down to give us interview day. There were plenty of student volunteers and faculty that wanted to partake in the experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The one set of interviewers from the MMI had a really stern, upset look on their face. It was the only interview portion that made me nervous and stutter. The other MMI interviewers were far more welcoming with positive body language to make me feel comfortable." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awkward the first MMI would be. You have 3 minutes to read a prompt in front of a door. You open the door, sit, and have 4 minutes to answer. You leave when you are done answering even if 4 mins isn't up yet." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school itself has not seen much remodeling since they first opened, so the equipment is much older. The Berkeley education is unparalleled and they are clinically superior with the almost 100% board passing rate. You start vision science courses immediately and see about 2500 patients by the time you're done. The pros outweigh the cons!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

02/01/2014

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"Nothing. For such a large interview group, the interview day was conducted with as most organization as possible." Report Response

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