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  • Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Elkins Park
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

25 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)?

"Is PCO your first choice?" Report Response

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

"Have you had to overcome any major challenges?" Report Response

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

"Is your family supportive?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were really interesting/unexpected." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their clinic is really large and has a lot of sections for each specialty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That you definitely need a car to go anywhere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Traffic is horrible." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I first got interviewed by a faculty member who wrote down everything I said and didn't seem to be all that interested in doing the interview. Then I went on a tour of the building and then to the clinic. The clinic is way better than SUNY's even though it looks like it belongs in the 70s. Then my exit interview, lunch, and financial aid. The lady who did my exit interview was really distracted and was like since you are interviewing so early and the committee doesn't meet this early, it will take 4-6 weeks to hear back. I was really impressed that the school allows you to do 5 externships for 1 and a half years, which is a lot more than most schools. They also make sure that you get to do an externship at each type of practice, (group, group w/MD, VA, private) so you can figure out which one you like best. Also, PCO's first year courses include way more credits than any other school's first year because they need to make time for the externships. I don't know if its better to get everything over with early or if its a lot of unecessary stress." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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