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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

2 - Both faculty members

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)?

"If I knew the difference between an optician, optometrist, and an ophthalmologist" Report Response

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

"If I thought that I could handle the rigorous workload" Report Response

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

"What mode of practice (independent, group, hospital, etc)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think is the most important issue facing optometry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None too difficult - it was sort of conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, mock interviews, reading the responses to OptomCas & SCCO supplemental questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical facilities & the diverse patient population. The campus is nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No food service on campus..just a fridge, microwave, & a vending machine." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was fairly impressed. I was a bit nervous, as this was my 1st interviews. I have since been accepted, and interviwed at 2 other schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Courtyard Mariott in Buena Park

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2010

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

8 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?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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