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  • University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • St. Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"What motivated you to choose optometry?" Report Response

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

"How has the field of optometry changed within the last 25 years?" Report Response

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

"What type of medications can optometrist prescribe?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of medications can optometrist prescribe?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the medicines used for? What are therapeautical and diagnostic pharmaceuticals used for?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews. Read UMSL's website, student doc questions. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was extremely postive and friendly. Everyone made me feel welcomed and comfortable. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"N/A" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Most likely you will be interviewing with Dr. Bennett. Also, there has to be at least 2 people that votes you into the program. Because of the holidays, I only interviewed with one and had to wait until the admissions committee met. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I found out I was accepted to the program about a week later! (c/o 2013!)There were many things that impressed me about the program. Go for an interview and continually call and check on your application status! Good luck!" 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?

In 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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

0106/2009

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?

8 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?

6 out of 10

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