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Questions You asked Them

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by WoodyJI, May 7, 2006.

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  1. WoodyJI

    WoodyJI Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    I think every optometry school interview has time for you to ask the interviewers some questions...for those of you who have asked your interviewers questions, what did you ask them and why?
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  3. in_translation

    in_translation Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    I asked about things like job placement, volunteer opportunities, and practice management classes. The questions are a way for the interviewer(s) to see more of what you're about, so use it to your advantage. If you can tailor your questions to the specific school, that looks good as well (i.e. I saw that in your curriculum that there is ______... or I was interested in hearing more about your school's ______ ...)
  4. iiiimonica

    iiiimonica 4 eyes on me 5+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Bay Area
    i was vp of my undergrad pre-optometry group, so under that hat, i always asked what they thought made a better optometry school applicant and what quality did they wish optometry students had by the time they graduated.

    and i asked about residencies (i was really curious about them)- especially good when there was a student interviewer who had done a residency

    good luck and good thinking :cool:
  5. pre-O.D.

    pre-O.D. Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    Here's a good one:

    What do see to be the biggest challenge for first year optometry students? And, what advice can you give to help with this challenge?

    Also if you are interviewing at multiple schools you could ask what makes their school stand out from the rest.

  6. IceNine

    IceNine Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2005
    My favourite:

    Are there any mechanisms/surveys where students can grade their profs/the school and if so what changes have been made as a result of the feedback?

    hopefully, they care about their students.
  7. swiftiii

    swiftiii Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    I started by telling them I knew they were going to ask this question and I still didn't have an answer :laugh: Then I thought about it a bit and asked the same thing as you about preparing.

    I also confirmed with each group I met the unspoken mantra that you will not be able to handle a job while in school. I mean, they really don't expect me to study every minute I am not in class. Do they?

    Is this true??!! :scared:

    BTW I know a lot of people see it as detrimental when you do not have questions, but my experience doesn't hold this to be true. A lot of times, you will have asked the questions prior to your interview so there is no need to repeat them....

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