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  • SUNY - College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell us all of the different specialties/modes of practice for optometry." Report Response

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

"How did you get interested in optometry?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about the immigration laws?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the last book you've read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"To explain my pre-req GPA.... " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, re-read my statement of purpose. Should have prepared more!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical exposure. You get to work with the Laser Eye Center and scrub in on surgeries during certain rotations! Great opportunity!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are a little run down in comparison with other schools that I've seen. Also, the elevators that you must use to go between floors - they are always crowded and its hard to transfer between elevators to get to the right floor! Also, a 3rd year acquaintance told me ''Don't go here, the teachers are terrible. Go to school X instead.''" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was so cold! I ended up having to buy a scarf and gloves while I was in NY. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers (all faculty) were all relatively nice. They weren't the most personable people, but I wasn't too uncomfortable. I had a hard time understanding one of the profs, and had to ask him to repeat himself a few times. Also, I wish I hadn't mentioned some things in passing, as they quickly caught what I said and asked for further explanation - so I had to think quick! They are very thorough in their review of your file and experience - so know exactly what you wrote in your app!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Train or subway

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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