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Top 30 Optometry School Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
We want students who have a true passion for optometry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of optometry?
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Question 1 of 30
We want students who have a true passion for optometry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of optometry?
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"There are a number of factors that drive my passion for a career in optometry. If I had to pinpoint one main driver, I would say that helping others to see well, be able to read with ease, and drive safely, are all very fulfilling gifts to give others. Everyone deserves to have full sight, and I love the idea that I could help others in that way."
The interviewers would like to understand what drives your pursuit of a career in the field of optometry. Your core passion is what will keep you going on the toughest of days in university. For the interviewers to understand how to motivate you, they need to know what fires you up! It is okay to share a personal story when answering this question. Perhaps you can discuss what initiated your interest in attending optometry school to begin with. Whatever drives you, make sure the interviewers can feel your passion!
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Question 2 of 30
What other schools of optometry have you applied to and where does our school rank?
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"I have applied to four other optometry schools. Those schools are A, B, C, and D. My interest in your university is strong because you are highly regarded in the industry. The reputation of your school is unmatched. I would be so proud to say that I graduated from this school."
The interviewers would like to understand the types of schools you are interested in. Knowing where you are applying will help them to better understand if their university will be able to meet your specific needs and educational desires or goals. You should be transparent when answering this question but be sure to avoid saying anything offensive such as 'this school is my last choice'. Pick out the number one reason why you want to attend their school and focus on that.
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Question 3 of 30
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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Question 4 of 30
How does your family feel about you becoming an optometrist? Do you have a great deal of support?
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Question 5 of 30
How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?
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Question 6 of 30
Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?
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Question 7 of 30
How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?
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Question 8 of 30
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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Question 9 of 30
Do you have aspirations to own your own practice in the future? What appeals to you about business ownership?
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Question 10 of 30
Why are you choosing optometry over other health care professions?
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Question 11 of 30
As an optometrist, how will you keep in touch with your community's needs?
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Question 12 of 30
What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing optometry school?
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Question 13 of 30
Do you consider yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Question 14 of 30
Many optometrists have an area of specialty in which they work. What area of optometry interests you the most?
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Question 15 of 30
What are you reading right now?
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Question 16 of 30
What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to becoming an optometrist?
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Question 17 of 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?
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Question 18 of 30
In your opinion, what is the most concerning topic facing optometry today?
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Question 19 of 30
Optometry school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs at our school, and beyond?
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Question 20 of 30
Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?
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Question 21 of 30
Why should our school accept you over another optometry student with the same qualifications?
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Question 22 of 30
What do you feel is the single most important quality an optometrist should possess?
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Question 23 of 30
We believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?
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Question 24 of 30
Talk to us about your current GPA.
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Question 25 of 30
What questions do you have for us about our university?
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Question 26 of 30
What do you know about our university?
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Question 27 of 30
Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending university.
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Question 28 of 30
What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our school?
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Question 29 of 30
Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.
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Question 30 of 30
Your work load at our school will be high. How do you handle stress?
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