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University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Year founded: 1923
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 64
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University of California Berkeley School of Optometry (UCBSO)
Optometry School
Berkeley
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 15 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,772
  • Non - Resident Tuition $45,018
  • Application Fee $90
  • AVG OAT 348
  • AVG GPA 3.4

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions and Student Affairs Office
  • 380 Minor Hall
  • Berkeley 94720-2020
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

UCBSO provides the best training program in the clinical and biological sciences among all optometry schools. Optometric training at UCBSO is a balanced combination of theoretical and practical training. Neither of these goals is compromised in favor of the other. Our students not only become clinicians, but also complete our program with an understanding of the diseases they diagnose and the treatments they prescribe. We take pride in our ability to train technically proficient doctors who are also well educated in clinical and basic science.

Curriculum

The UCBSO Doctor of Optometry program will teach you to meet the challenges of expanding primary eye care as the practice of optometry changes over the next 10 to 15 years. To meet this goal, you will acquire a knowledge of cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, genetics, epidemiology of eye disorders, and state-of-the-art clinical technology. You will also have training in all clinical areas, including primary care and specialties such as binocular disorders, contact lenses, low vision, ocular disease, geriatrics, pediatrics, and refractive surgery.

Facilities

The University Eye Care Center provides comprehensive eye care to members of the Berkeley campus and the local community. There are more than 80,000 patient visits each year for which our faculty and students provide a full range of services from primary eye care to the diagnosis and management of vision problems caused by diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetes. All students also participate in external clinical rotations. At the end of the four-year OD Program, each student will have, on average, examined 2,400 patients.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 9
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.47 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 15

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing really. Did a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A, great job donw" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe use a bigger room for interview day? Cramming 115 applicants and 30+ current students/faculty was probably a fire hazard, and also added to the stress level of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. For such a large interview group, the interview day was conducted with as most organization as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a defining experience you had in optometry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my motivation to fitting into the student population" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? Name a stressful situation you encountered and how you overcame it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your volunteer experiences in undergrad? Did they seem to make a difference?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why optometry, why berkeley, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why optometry? How did you went about preparing for optometry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why Berkeley is a good fit for you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what can ucbso offer you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

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

"What TV show I watched" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, is it ever acceptable to get into a romantic relationship with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're a first-year optometry student. Your grandfather has been diagnosed with a disease that will kill him in 5 years. There's a procedure that can be done to cure him, but there is a 10% mortality rate. He wants to do it, but mom does not want him to. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what an autorefractor is? Do you think technology like this will make optometrists obsolete?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was particularly interesting. All pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you see in your FRIENDS that would make a good optometrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think its demeaning for optometrists to use advertisements in newspapers and other media to attract patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical/scenario questions. If your professor gave you a higher grade than what you had actually scored, would you inform your professor? Would you, if you were failing the class? Would you still, if you were on probation? " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. they were all based on my essays and my answers from the previous questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with children during an eye exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

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