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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Birmingham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why optometry?" Report Response

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

"Do you plan to retake the OAT?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked if I had considered going into pharmacy, and why i did not see that as a fit for myself" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Asking me to name the optometrists I have shadowed in the past" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed the website to learn about values and read their mission statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was extremely impressed by how kind everyone was, and I was impressed by how they really did feel like a family there" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

No Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish i had known how kind and easy going they would have been, just to help with the nerves of going into the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an open file interview (one on one) and a closed file interview (2 members). Everyone was extremely nice and understanding about being nervous" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

don't remember

Would you recommend the hotel?

No

General Info

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?

7 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?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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