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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

3

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)?

"What is the difference between a customer and a patient?" Report Response

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

"What is an example of an ethical dilemma in optometry?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the AOA does?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What else are you passionate about?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is managed care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review own application/essays, took questions from SDN and prepared brief answers, read news articles" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"None." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The essay prompt is a little weird, but it is do-able." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were friendly. They didn't ask hard questions, just some that were a little trickier than others. But be calm and honest about what you say. The student didn't ask much. The essay was not bad. Make sure you know why you want to go there and have a good answer. Make sure to eat ahead of time, because you'll be there for a few hours." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2008

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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