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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

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)?

"Why optometry?" Report Response

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

"Define Professionalism." Report Response

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

"Why optometry and not ophthalmology?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think optometry school will be like (how different than undergrad)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe an ethical dilemma in the field." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at SDN interview feedback. Compiled a list of possible questions and their corresponding answers. Did mock Q&A with friends. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is really personable and friendly. They try to put you at ease the whole time. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It is a long (4-5 hours)and exhausting day! There will be some down time, so really do bring something to do (or just chat with the other students there). The interviewers just want to get to know you, so be yourself!" 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?

10 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2009

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 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?

9 out of 10

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