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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why optometry?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What your leadership experience?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What extracurricular you have been involved in?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How's your shadowing experience?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What else make you want to be an optometrist besides the reason you told us? I kind of run out of ideas , make sure you prepare a lot of reasons" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student network questions, reread my essay, know the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everbody is very friendly, and very proud of the school, praised to the president of the school a lot." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school locates right at downtown Birmigham , not very atractive area, lots of old building with lots of drawing..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there will be 2 intreviews, oneon one for open file and panel for closed file" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"just prepare the general questions and be confident, you really have to sell your self in the closed file interview" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

it was right closed by the school and it called st

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/07/2008

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

2 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They sent me an interview calendar day and area information just 2-3 days before the actual intervie" Report Response

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