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Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1904
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 100
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Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
Optometry School
Fullerton
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 53 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $39,650
  • Non - Resident Tuition $39,650
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG OAT 331
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd
  • Fullerton 92831-1699
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Southern California College of Optometry, our name tells you where we are geographically, but that`s only part of our story. Great year-round weather and fantastic natural resources create a wonderful environment for learning and personal growth. Add to the mix a world-renown didactic and clinical optometric education program, a faculty of leading optometric practitioners, educators and researchers; and a supportive academic atmosphere, and the choice is clear - the Southern California College of Optometry is right for you!

Curriculum

The four-year Doctor of Optometry curriculum at the Southern California College of Optometry is designed to prepare you as a primary health-care professional for the practice of optometry in the twenty-first century. The program includes a strong basic science component that stresses human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and therapeutic pharmacology, as well as clinical patient care and practice administration and management.

Facilities

SCCO`s Clinical Education Department is composed of two components ? the Eye Care Clinic (ECC), located on the Fullerton campus, and the Outreach Clinical Programs. SCCO operates the most extensive off-campus optometric clinical program in the world. You may select from more than 85 clinical programs in 22 states, Canada, Guam and Japan. Outreach facilities are located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Fourth-year students spend three quarters of their final year assigned to external outreach clinical sites, and one quarter at the College`s Eye Care Clinic.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 42
Negatively 5
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.54 52

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 53

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing, they're doing great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feel free to actually look at a person aka interview them, vs basing everything on numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt that the interview day was a little disorganized and there was a big jumble of interviewees crammed into a small room. The seating was awkward in the room since the opto students to answer our questions were sitting in an area where some of the interviewees could not see them. I think if the optometry students sat in the front of the room under the TV would have been better so that everyone could see and hear them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They are the sweetest people you will ever meet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing- everyone was very friendly and made interview day a minimally stressful day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None! They were great. Very friendly and helpful both before, during, and after my interview. Always quick to respond and eager to help." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Office was impersonal, which made things stressful. The financial aid person Barbara was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Snacks would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking with a student is extremely helpful, but NOT a first year student." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your journey in determining that optometry was for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why SCCO" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you know about the current legislation of optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"When is a time you had to work with someone who you disliked or disliked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to move all the way from Florida to California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many other schools did I apply to, and why did I pick those schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us why you want to do optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do different optometrists work together?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma that you have witnessed (can be anything)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism. (they still ask this... Still caught me off guard!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with the different concentrations/residencies of optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the relationship of optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew the difference between an optician, optometrist, and an ophthalmologist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma. Doesn't have to pertain to optometry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to SCCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend SCCO? What websites have you used to research the school? Would you still want to come here if it was in Iowa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about optometry? Why not other health professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what the differences are between optometrists in California and Canada (where I am from)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry instead of ophthalmology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you feel confident that you know what you're getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between a customer and a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Future of optometry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between ophthamologists and optometrists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between an optometrist and an opthalmologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the difference between opthamologist and optometrist, and why did you pick this one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats the field of OD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you decided that optometry was for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the profession of optometry in the future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why SCCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what attracts you to scco?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on HMO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to SCCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do your hobbies relate to optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if not optometry what career would you choose" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an ethical dilemma in optometry." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many siblings do you have/ how does your family feel about you pursuing optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself that wasn't in your essay, on your resume, and has nothing to do with optometry or your career goals." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked about my opinions on other optometry schools and why I was considering SCCO" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your least favorite part of optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite part about your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in going on another trip aboard similar to the one you went to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you would like us to know about you (that isn't on your application)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a piece of literature (fiction or non fiction) that has influenced you" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I didn't go into optometry, what would I have gone into instead? (Made me think a bit)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell us about an ethical situation you have experienced and what you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethnicity are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important issue facing optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think ethics is relevant to optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite historical period in American history? (I was a history major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think optometry school will be like (how different than undergrad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in an exam room with a man. The man's wife is sitting outside the exam room and she's pregnant. You talk to the man and it turns out that he has an STD because he was having an extramarital affair. The man refuses to let his wife know about this STD and affair. You are, by law, bound to this doctor-patient confidentiality. You cannot say anything to the man's wife about the conversation between you and the man. So, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many hours a week do you think the OD you worked for put in, including time both in and out of the office? Is there anything you think we should have asked (anything else you want us to know about you)? What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you give back to the community when you are an optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could tell us something about yourself that you would want us to remember you by, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is some legislative news about optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I relieve stress? (nothing too interesting from the questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare a shoe salesman with an optometrist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any problems in the optometry practice in Nevada that may be a future problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the future of insurance and optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you went to an island. which three things would you bring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important aspect about an Optometry school which influences your choice of schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you notice any tension between the optometrists you work with and the opthalmologists they associate with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a ritualist? (It was one of the offices I held.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any problems with your professors in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We see in your essay that you know a few students at SCCO. What have they told you about SCCO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of practice do you want to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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