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  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Do you know of any optometry-related political issues going on in your home state?" Report Response

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

"Are you in any service organizations?" Report Response

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

"What leadership positions have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you have any health care related economics courses? (I'm an economics major)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's the most hours you've taken? How many do you average? You'll be taking 23 hours your first semester at SCO, how will you handle that?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, read over my transcript, extracurriculars, and essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I liked Memphis (beale street, mud island, the bbq especially corky's)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really. the eye center didn't blow me away with their technology" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"optometry-related political issues and legislature in my state; that what they call "going over your file" is really an interview in itself (mine was done by Mike Robertson who is on the admissions committee of only 3 people!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The tour lasted an hour and a half, the interview was laid back. The experience was enjoyable. The city is nice in the right places." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Homestead Studio on Poplar in East Memphis

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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