Optometry School Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Optometry School interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What are you reading right now?

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30 Optometry School Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What are you reading right now?

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

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

  • 4. Do you consider yourself a leader? When have you led a team?

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

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

  • 7. Why are you choosing optometry over other health care professions?

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

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

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

  • 11. Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 21. What do you know about our university?

  • 22. What questions do you have for us about our university?

  • 23. Talk to us about your current GPA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30. 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?