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University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1969
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University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Optometry School
Birmingham
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 11 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $24,697
  • Non - Resident Tuition $24,697
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG OAT 315
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Student Affairs
  • HPB 124
  • 1530 3rd Avenue South
  • Birmingham 35294-0010
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The three primary goals of the School are teaching, scholarly activity and service. Teaching efforts are related to the professional degree program culminating in the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree, the graduate program in vision science at both the Master of Science and Ph.D. levels or various combined degree programs such as those leading to the O.D./MS, O.D./PhD., and O.D./M.P.H. degrees. The school also has excellent postdoctoral clinical education programs in the forms of residencies, fellowship and continuing education.

Curriculum

The professional program in the School of Optometry requires four years of full-time study and leads to the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. The curriculum is designed to give the student a very strong foundation in the basic health and basic vision sciences and in-depth training in all aspects of optometric clinical sciences. The school is an integral part of the university and the UAB Academic Health Sciences Center and can take advantage of the many human and physical resources available in such an environment to supplement its own facilities and outstanding faculty. Graduates of this program are equipped with the basic clinical skills that allow them to practice in any region of the country and in any setting, as well as with the intellectual skills that allow lifelong professional development. This program is widely recognized as one of the leading programs in the profession of optometry both nationally and internationally.

Facilities

The Henry B. Peters building is a 70,000 square foot facility, located in the UAB Academic Health Center, which comprises a major part of the east end of the University campus. The physical facilities that house the School were designed specifically for the education and training of optometry students, the provision of clinical optometric services, faculty research, and the effective administration and support of the missions of the institution. Located on the ground floor of the facility is a 30,000 square foot multidisciplinary clinic, with state-of-the-art equipment to provide care in a number of subspecialties. Comprehensive eye examinations are provided in the Primary Care Optometry Service, and there is a state-of-the-art Optical Service with the latest in eyewear and ophthalmic lenses. Other specialty services include Cornea and Contact Lenses, Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision and Visual Perception, and Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation. Also located in the Henry B. Peters Building are faculty offices, research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, and teaching clinics.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

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Positively 9
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

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3.09 11

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
9.27 11

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow guests to stay for lunch. Also, make sure the tour guide is not saying negative things about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a better lunch and allow guests to partake" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we had a longer period of time to decide whether or not we want to attend the school. We're given about 1 month, but it flys by when you're trying to consider EVERYTHING." More from this Member | Report Response

"They sent me an interview calendar day and area information just 2-3 days before the actual intervie" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about your academic performances?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Besides the location (because it's close to home), why UABSO as opposed to another school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really ask many questions. It was more of a "tell me about yourself" format where I directed the conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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What was the most interesting question?

"it was all basic." More from this Member | Report Response

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"Why are you interested in Optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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