nola2016

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I'm posting for a friend who is currently a 4th year undergraduate. Unfortunately, I don't know much regarding the interview process to help her out so I was wondering if you guys would be so kind to inform me on a couple of questions I had.

She received her first interview to any optometry school today to UAB. She's out of state, has a decent 3.8GPA to go with a lackluster (to her at least) 290 OAT. Every school thus far has notified her that she needs to improve it to match her GPA, which she is preparing to re-take in early October.

For the UAB interview, can anyone inform me on the process and questions (if there are many) and how she should prepare. Thank you for your time!
 
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I'm posting for a friend who is currently a 4th year undergraduate. Unfortunately, I don't know much regarding the interview process to help her out so I was wondering if you guys would be so kind to inform me on a couple of questions I had.

She received her first interview to any optometry school today to UAB. She's out of state, has a decent 3.8GPA to go with a lackluster (to her at least) 290 OAT. Every school thus far has notified her that she needs to improve it to match her GPA, which she is preparing to re-take in early October.

For the UAB interview, can anyone inform me on the process and questions (if there are many) and how she should prepare. Thank you for your time!
We aren't on admissions committees so we can't accurately predict what questions she will get, that's the big reason of having an interview as opposed to filling out a questionnaire. However, she should be prepared to give a strong answer as to why she wants to be an optometrist and why she applied to the program. Interviewers want to see that applicants have a good idea of what they're getting into and that they have a genuine interest in their program. She should also know and be prepared to talk about any part of her application, including essays, extracurriculars, etc.