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  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Bayamon
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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

How many people interviewed you?

5

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 podiatry?" Report Response

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

"What are your experiences with podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to do podiatry? Why not dental school or optometry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did you think of the MCAT? Is the MCAT based more on knowledge or test-taking skills?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really....I prepared from this SDN interview feedback" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, 2 mock interviews, and read my personal letter again to remind myself how hard I have worked to be in this position." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Primarily the location, like the bay area, my podiatrist went there, small class size, didn't feel intimidated." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is currently on probation; but it is getting resolved this month of April 2008....the Dean is resigning." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wished I would have researched more about my interviewers....I wished I would have researched more about the faculty." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Woke early in the morning and took a 2 hour drive to Oakland(hospital)..had alot of stress & diarrhea...met with Dr. Tran...talked to the Dean who quickly asked Why Podiatry?....talked to a couple of students which was very informative...had lunch with 2 second year students...had an easy interview with 2 DPMs for 15 minutes...went to Samuel Merritt...talked to Financial Aid counselor....Interviewed with 2 academic faculty, this was a little more specific and difficult, and it lasted 25 minutes for me....talked to Dr. Tran....End of the interview....found out I was accepted later on in the night." 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/01/2008

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

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