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  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Memphis
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

1

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What are your career goals after completing optometry school?" Report Response

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

"What do you feel the importance is of national optometry groups (such as the AOA) towards the field of optometry? paraphrased" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read around on the forum, browsed the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and the friendliness of the staff and current students that took the time to hang out with us." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there wasn't going to be lunch served. I must have gotten the SCO interview confused with another interview I'm going to!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"1) An admissions counselor goes over your application with you, just to make sure you and the school are in agreement with what has all been received by the college. 2) Group tour 3) Financial aid session with the group 4) Individual interviews 5) Housing session The interviews are very casual. They just want to make sure you are genuinely interested in optometry, and that you have the academic qualities to succeed in optometry school, as well as the personal qualities to interact with a wide variety of patients." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn Memphis-Medical Center Midtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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