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  • SUNY - College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • New York
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?

8 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?

4

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Nothing that others haven't posted already: Why Optometry, what did you do to familiarize yourself with the profession?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time? Why New York?" Report Response

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

"What do you think a typical day is for an optometrist who doesn't have a particular specialization?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked what I do in free time and I said I like being outdoors at which point they asked ''Why New York then?'' " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing that challenging. Dr. Johnston wanted to know in depth how I went about researching/familiarizing myself with the practice of optometry. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Printed out and practiced questions from SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly interviewers, student led tour and faculty led tour. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be prepared to write a one page essay on a simple topic before your interview. For the ladies: the walking aspect of the interview is not that intensive so don't worry too much about shoes during the interview, but I definitely recommend having comfortable back ups for your trek to and from subway if you need to do that. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a little daunting to walk into a room of 4 interviewers but they were all very nice and I calmed down a bit half way into it. There is a 20 minute essay before the interview, which also helps calm the nerves I think. It's not too challenging of a topic, I think you just need to write clearly. They break tour into two parts, one of academic areas with one of the interviewers and the other of student areas with a student. Once you're done with the interview the rest of the day is kind of fun. =) " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

7+ 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?

LGA

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?

Carlton Arms

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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