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  • Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fullerton
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?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What do you like about optometry? Why not other health professions?" Report Response

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

"What inspired you to become an optometrist?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now? What type of practice?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain what makes you unique in comparison to your competition?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practicing questions, various optometry websites, Dr. Munroe's interview information" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school itself was great! A strong clinical program and it was very nice and busy! The admissions staff were very friendly and made you feel comfortable. The interview was more of a conversation rather than an interview. They make you feel relaxed. The learning environment. You get the impression that it is a place where people help out one another and they truly care about you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No cafeteria. Some older buildings but nothing bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to worry. They make you feel comfortable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Bring snacks. They only provide water and assorted protein bars. There is a lot of downtime during the day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

John Wayne

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2009

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?

9 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?

10 out of 10

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