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Optometry School Interview Questions

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Optometry School Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

  2. 2.

    What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing optometry school?

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our school?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

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    Why are you choosing optometry over other health care professions?

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    Why should our school accept you over another optometry student with the same qualifications?

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    What questions do you have for us about our university?

  19. 19.

    What do you know about our university?

  20. 20.

    What are you reading right now?

  21. 21.

    What other schools of optometry have you applied to and where does our school rank?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

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

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    Your work load at our school will be high. How do you handle stress?