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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why optometry and not ophthalmology?" Report Response

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

"What was the hardest class you took and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you thought about being a professor? (I have a teaching background)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are two important issues facing optometry today? (I was a little confused on TN laws, so I stumbled a bit)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my resume and essays. Thoroughly reviewed school's information and website. Tried to look up info on TN laws (not too successful)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great facilities and financial aid" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Memphis isn't for everyone. Some crime issues and an overall lack of things to do if you are moving from a larger city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Tennessee laws regarding scope of optometry practice" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good interview - really felt like I bonded with the professor that interviewed me. Every piece of the day was helpful (file review with the admissions guy, interview with a professor, tour, and financial aid/housing meeting)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Little Rock

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?

Best Western Gen X

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2011

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They do a great job at keeping in touch with applicants and making it a personalized process." Report Response

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