University of Alabama Optometry School

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What questions do you have for us about University of Alabama?

University of Alabama Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What questions do you have for us about University of Alabama?

  2. 2.

    At University of Alabama we want students who have a true passion for optometry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of optometry?

  3. 3.

    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

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    What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to becoming an optometrist?

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    At University of Alabama we believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

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    In your opinion, what is the most concerning topic facing optometry today?

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    Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

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    It is important that University of Alabama exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into an optometry program this year?

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    Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

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    Many optometrists have an area of specialty in which they work. What area of optometry interests you the most?

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    As an optometrist, how will you keep in touch with your community's needs?

  12. 12.

    What are you reading right now?

  13. 13.

    What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to University of Alabama?

  14. 14.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

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    Optometry school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs at University of Alabama, and beyond?

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    Why should University of Alabama accept you over another optometry student with the same qualifications?

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    What do you feel is the single most important quality an optometrist should possess?

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    What do you know about University of Alabama?

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    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending University of Alabama.

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    What other schools of optometry have you applied to and where does University of Alabama rank?

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    Which optometry related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new industry discoveries, and current events?

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    How does your family feel about you becoming an optometrist? Do you have a great deal of support?

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    How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?

  24. 24.

    How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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    Do you have aspirations to own your own practice in the future? What appeals to you about business ownership?

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    Why are you choosing optometry over other health care professions?

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    What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing optometry school at University of Alabama?

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    Do you consider yourself a leader? When have you led a team?

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    The work load at University of Alabama will be high. How do you handle stress?