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Pacific University College Of Optometry
Pacific University College Of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1921
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Pacific University College Of Optometry
Optometry School
Forest Grove
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 16 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $37,254
  • Non - Resident Tuition $37,254
  • Application Fee $25
  • AVG OAT 330
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 2043 College Way
  • Forest Grove 97116
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Pacific University College of Optometry became part of the Pacific campus in 1945. It was originally founded in 1921 as the North Pacific College of Optometry. Eighty-two years today, we pride ourselves on our clinically oriented program, focusing on the graduation of a comprehensive practitioner with expertise in general optometry, contact lenses, low vision, vision therapy and ocular disease. Pacific University is a fully accredited member of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. Graduates are fully qualified to practice in any state in the nation, the curriculum far exceeding the most stringent educational requirements of any state.

Curriculum

We offer a four year doctoral program in optometry. The curriculum consists of academic and laboratory experiences integrated with clinical work. The fourth year is entirely clinical, consisting of one clinical rotation in the Portland area clinics and three off-site preceptorships. In addition to clinical training, Pacific demonstrates its commitment to quality optometric research by requiring a research thesis of each student, encouraging and providing funds for faculty to attend scientific meetings and providing research facilities. The annual Pacific Vision Conference on campus allows practitioners, students, faculty and other reseachers the opportunity to exchange findings and information.

Facilities

We have excellent facilities located on the Pacific campus along with a network of clinical centers in Portland. Graduates have broad-based clinical skills in all areas of optometry. Clinical work is introduced in the first year of the professional program and increases in complexity as the student progresses. Intensive clinical work in the last year requires the student intern to rotate through a series of clinical centers operated by the College, both on campus and in nearby Portland. In addition, students will complete three external preceptorships in clinical settings across the United States and in several foreign countries.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 15
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

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2.47 15

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"interview earlier in the day" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your hobby" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you became interested in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to consider optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does biomechanics interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't I shadowed yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of things do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? haha, dont say Harry Potter. lucky for me, he was a fan!" More from this Member | Report Response

"We actually signed a confidentiality statement saying we wouldn't share details of our interview and questions, but the questions were all normal, nothing out of the blue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation that was very stressful and how you delt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we could fly your best friend here right now, what would he or she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just basic stuff...why optometry? why pacific?....etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your day been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry? Why Pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what are your thoughts on organic food?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I won't go into details but they give you an ethical situation and you have to figure out what is the best way to approach it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you think are essential for optometrists, and which of these do you lack?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, prof was familiar with my undergrad and impressed. Pretty much accepted right there." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type pf learner are you? (visual/auditory)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My DPM didn't really ask me questions. Basically told me he knew I could do it, that I was accepted in his book, and would put in the good word" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most recent movie you have seen? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your experience like at Texas A&M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had us sign an sheet saying we would not share the specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would pay for you to go anywhere in the world and take any type of class (from school to scuba diving) where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back and take more classes in undergrad that are not prereqs, what kind of classes would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not going to get specific on the questions, but I will say that there were no ''tricks'' and the questions were very basic in nature. They just asked questions to get to know you as a person and student. Interviews are closed file so be sure to bring up your extracirriculars and activities because the interviewers know nothing about you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What your best friend would say good/bad about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we could bring your closest friend into the room, what would he or she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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