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  • Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Auburn University
Individual Feedback 1 22 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 20
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.86 21

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.61 18

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 3
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 6
50 minutes 3
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 7

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 21
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 20
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 16

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.86 21

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell about a time you received criticism and how you reacted to it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Auburn? Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you've had to immediately help someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you cared for someone not a family member." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Auburn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? and Who influenced you? Of course, why Auburn HSOP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Auburn? Why do you want to be a pharmacist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of our candidates are motivated, smart and hard working. Why should we choose you over any of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle it if your co-worker pharmacist was extremely rude and short with a customer that obviously didn't understand what the pharmacist was trying to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about yourself; tell about contributions to the community; tell about accomplishments; tell about interest in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and why Auburn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when your leadership skills contributed to a group or outcome? Why pharmacy? What are the other aspects of Pharmacy besides retail?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Information about yourself, why you fit at Auburn, why you are interested in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Define success and failure" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three important characteristics a healthcare professional should have and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you help someone besides yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made our school stand out to you among the rest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics would your professors use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We get hundreds of applications every year. What makes you a better fit for HSOP than everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you had to drop everything you were doing and help someone in immediate need." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How may robotics or advanced technology affect a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a long-time cancer patient came in crying, in intense pain, and thinking of suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does ''achievement'' mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the spark that interested you in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should HSOP accept you? What do you know about HSOP? Why are you interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? How do you handle a difficult course? What if all your courses for the semester were difficult? What techniques to you use to study? What course in college do you recommend that everyone take (could be any course)?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Can you name a time you had a hardship and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What courses have been the most challenging to you during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 traits of a good healthcare provider and why are they important?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you receive your news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in you have faced a challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were up late studying for a test and someone walked in with the answers to the test, what would you do? On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to turn them in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Auburn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you overcame a challenge. How did you overcome that challenge and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting thing you have learned or hear in the last 6 months?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people do you have a hard time getting along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you thought a coworker was being insensitive to a patient's condition?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you contribute to the future progress of the Harrison School of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the different kinds of pharmacists." More from this Member | Report Response

"Know pharmacy issues (current events, etc). What was a life-changing experience for you? What was a life-shaping event for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in your college career that has prepared you for a life of caring for others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you instead of the others? Tell us about yourself? Describe your pharmacy experience? Why Auburn? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a student were to post bad things about a professor, what action should the school take if any?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose a student created a negative post about one of the pharmacy school professors on social media. Should the school take any action and if so, what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with an elephant that you can not give away or sell?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which organizations do you wish you had the opportunity to join while in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one word (i.e. Your Name is _______)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest problem in our world is right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get accepted to all the schools you applied to, what factors influence your decision to choose a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if Pharmacy School was not an option?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book have you been reading? Would you recommend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your classmate has been acting eratic and their grades are dropping. You suspect they are abusing drugs or alcohol. How do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest failure in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you get your national and international news? What do you think the most important issue is internationally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest issue affecting the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class would you recommend everyone take? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're on a plane and it crashes into the ocean. There's one life boat with only 10 spots while there are 13 people who survived the crash. What do you do/ who gets on the boat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The life raft question." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT IS THE MOST INTERSTING CLASS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a lot of ethical scenarios asked. One of which was the life raft question posted in the previous response." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was an event in your life that changed/affected who you became?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on an airplane that crashed into the ocean with 13 people and there was only 1 life boat that could fit 10 people, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think you will fit in with the learning style at the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most pressing healthcare issue in the US and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to sacrifice something for someone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe is the greatest problem in the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question about cheating." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are lots of hypothetical scenario questions (which really, would never happen, so they were difficult to anwser)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasnt difficult, but it was a lot more questions than I expected, but was good since I was really able to tell them a lot about me. The questions will really define someone who wants to do pharmacy school vs. a person who superficially wants do to pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest success? What is your great failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help a suicidal patient who was suffering from severe pain associated with cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came with a perscription for an antibiotic, but spoke only spanish, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever get stressed at work out and how do you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We interview 250 students for 150 spots. They are all bright, hard working, motivated, and have a good track record. Why should we chose you over any of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a life-changing moment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN LIFE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishments do you consider successes and which are failures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought all the questions were very reasonable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one of your biggest mistakes and what did you learn from it." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to current pharmacy students about the application/interview process. I attended pre-pharmacy club meetings at my school that were really helpful. I also practiced interview questions on Quizlet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN interview questions and doing a mock interview at AU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the SDN interview feedback, did a mock interview with the pharmacy recruiter from HSOP, read up on commonly made mistakes at interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, famaliarized myself with my application and tried to summarize my goals and acheivements." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the websites they provided, SDN interview reviews, and talked to students there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Review school website and info" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the program, read about pharmacy issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reminded myself of all my past experiences that lead me to choose pharmacy as a profession. I also read posts from this website to get a general idea of the questions I could be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the curriculum and such on Auburn's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, knew exactly why I wanted to go to Auburn and why I wanted to be a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read up on the interviews posted here and over the material that was sent to me to read by the University." More from this Member | Report Response

"I obtained interview questions from friends who had already interviewed at HSOP, I practiced interviewing with my boyfriend and got his feedback, I practiced in front of the mirror, I researched HSOP (http://pharmacy.auburn.edu/), I looked around the forums here at SDN, and I made sure to know about current events in pharmacy by looking at articles on the ASHP website (http://www.ashp.org). Note: I did all of this the day before or day of the interview; I only spent enough time preparing to where I felt more confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, looked over my resume and made sure I knew what type of pharmacy I wanted to go into" More from this Member | Report Response

"READ WEBSITE, PFIZER GUIDE TO CAREER" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at the school's website, as well as pharmacy as a career in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to one previous interviewee, thought about why I wanted to be a pharmacist so I could articulate it clearly, and tried to stay calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school and its program, talked to people who have gone there or go there now." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is gorgeous" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the admissions staff as well as being able to meet and talk to the dean. Students were also very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone knows everyone. It is a college town, so it was really nice to see that atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the school. The entire interview day was very organized and ran very smoothly. You could also tell that everyone was excited for us to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty and students, and how laid back the interview day was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so enthusiastic about the school and how much they loved it. The dean is also very impressive, and he took the time out of his day to talk to us. They also fit you for your white coat, which I took to be a gesture of good faith." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful! I really liked that you have the traditional university feel. I also like that you get experience working with patients early in the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seem very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent vision for pharmacy. Overall great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt like they were just as interested as having me as a student, as I was interested in having them accept me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were genuinely nice and really wanted everyone to not be nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were extremely helpful and open to everyone's questions. The facilities are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The personal atmostphere. We were in a conference room as opposed to a large auditorium, and it felt like the faculty were actually interested in knowing a little something about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. The Pharmacy building and campus were amazing. There were plenty of opportunities to talk to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was. Everyone and I mean everyone wanted you to do well. They did their best to keep you calm and relaxed the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment was as relaxed as possible; the people at HSOP were approachable and very easy to talk to. I really felt like they wanted us to do well and didn't want anyone to be stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, openness" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back and really wanted to get to know you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Once I got there, it was a very relaxed atmosphere that put me at ease. Not at all intimidating... they just wanted to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very knowledgable and really seemed to interact well with and care for the students. The people involved in the program were very positive and friendly. How technologically up to date Auburn is really impressed me also." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They don’t give in state tuition after your second year!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an outsider of the Alabama region, i did feel a little secluded from the jokes and commentaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! Awesome school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They're great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was long and not very personalized. They asked "why pharmacy" but did not ask what specific career paths in pharmacy I'm intersted in. They did not inquire further about any of my answers. It felt like a test. I would be asked a question, the interviewer and student would write down the answer, and then move on to the next question. The school is also outrageously expensive for out of state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not available. NOTHING!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing negative about the visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was a little awkward and forced. They tried to make it conversational, but something about it seemed a bit grilling." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; waiting to hear back will be difficult because I would really like to go to HSOP. I should know via e-mail within two weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"it seemed like we wasted bits and pieces of time throughout the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time for those whom were interviewed first." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of down time, just waiting" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They don’t give in state tuition after your second year!!!! Also, if you’re out of state then you will feel a little left out due to their commentary" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how relaxed the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"no essay!! (but group exercise, super fun)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I was very well prepared. Thankfully!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how laid back the day would be and that the individual interview wouldn't be until the very end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be very laid back. I went into it really stressed out, and came out feeling like a million bucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to stay in Auburn" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I should have prepared more ahead of time about why Auburn is the right fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress out as much, it was a very relaxed setting. Develop some really good questions about the school. Don't ask stupid questions about pass rate or acceptance rate. Ask things about their program that are not clear to you. Rotations and residency programs, ect. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress as much the days before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that when the dean spoke to everyone that he was going to ask everyone a question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no writing sample to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is very difficult, plan ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. For those of you who are stressed out about your future interview at HSOP, these people are friendly and interested in what you have to say, so be yourself. Make sure you come with some questions in order to facilitate conversations. Don't over-prepare because there is no way you can be perfectly ready." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a group project." More from this Member | Report Response

"HOW LAYED BACK THE PROCESS WAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are 2 essays administered, a writing sample about current event, and a defining issues test." More from this Member | Report Response

"how relaxed it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about current events because we had to write an essay concerning the war in Iraq." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Staff is nice, school is in good location and they have a homie vibe." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice school, nice area, wish they offered in state residency switch for out of states students after completion of a year" More from this Member | Report Response

"HSOP does a great job of calming you down for the interview. I was really nervous at the beginning of the day, but by the time it was time for my interview I was pretty relaxed and just happy to have the opportunity to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"AUsome school! Very excited to hear back from them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really fell in love with the school and campus. You really felt like they wanted you to be a part of their school, and they could not have been nicer or more helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be prepared and well polished. Some of the people were checking cell phones, and asking question to the dean about data that was CLEARLY on the website. Thus shooting themselves in the foot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be calm and your self." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed my experience. I feel that if I do not get accepted this year, I have at least had the opportunity to practice for my other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good overall. It was my first interview, and I realized afterword things that I could have improved upon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was a great opportunity to really understand the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall just what I expected from the past reviews on the SDN boards. The school also sends you the schdule for the day, so again, nothing was a suprise. Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here is the itinerary: -Dean speaks with interviewees as a group -Overview of student affairs -Group activity: you're split into small groups and asked to solve a problem (this is to assess your group cooperation skills and thought process; there's generally no single correct answer) -Lunch with current pharmacy students (it was fun to talk to them, make sure to think of questions) -Interviews (about 1 hr), Tour of HSOP, Photograph, White Coat Fitting -Closing remarks, we were let out at about 3pm Everything was very calming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laidback. I felt comfortable with the surroundings and I really liked the fact that we (the interview group) interacted with both the faculty and current students. They were really helpful and very honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very calm and not as stressful as I thought it would be. It was nerve racking because the interviewers were expressionless and wrote down a lot of notes during the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it went really well!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 11
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 4
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 15
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 5
4-6 hours 5
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 15
Train or subway 0
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

MGM Atlanta

atl

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 9
Home 3
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Auburn University Hotel

Comfort Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

N/A

No

Would you recommend the hotel?

Auburn University Hotel

Comfort Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

N/A

No

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.56 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.94 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
7.22 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.27 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.18 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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