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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?

1 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?

40 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)?

"What was your first exposure to optometry?" Report Response

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

"What are the kinds of classes you did best and worst in, not based on the grades?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you would want to specialize and why PCO? (Be careful on this one...PCO prides itself on producing wonderful general optometrists, not Contact lens specialists, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could go out to dinner tonight with 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest accomplishment in your life so far?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school, read over my activities, since I knew it was closed file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is huge! The classrooms look nice since you are going to be spending tons of time there. They were very honest about everything." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The clinic was very outdated, but still effective, so not that big of a deal. Its also about 15 minutes from the school, but you get to see a wide variety of patients and I think its worth it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interview was sooo relaxed, way more than I thought it would be. It was actually with the president of PCO, Dr. Lewis and he was great to talk to. He really wanted to get to know me instead of drill me on typical interview questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was wonderful. And I must have done well, since I've already been accepted!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn in Willow Grove

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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