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  • Belmont University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Nashville
Individual Feedback 2 23 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 21
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.05 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.52 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.30 23

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 14
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 22
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 22
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 16
Closed file 6

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.05 22

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

"Why didn't I apply to my undergrad school which has a great pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy and don't use service as a reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what sort of community service do you have" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I make a good addition to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two of the most important abilities of a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interviewer only asked me one question: "Why is this world a better place because of you?" He told me that he didn't care to ask any other questions because he had already looked at my file. It caught me off guard and I stumbled a bit. Two months later, I found out that I got waitlisted." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you work during the time you're enrolled in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The normal questions to break the ice like why pharmacy? etc. My interviewer was very nice and made me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Which of the Pillars are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What qualities do I think make a great pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two most important quality of pharmacist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Belmont" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to relocate after finishing pharmacy school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to apply to Belmont?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you plan on going back to your country afterwards" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could create any area of pharmacy that you want to go into, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about a time as a pharmacy tech that you had a problem and how you solved it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialty am I interested" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What pillar concentration are you most interested" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are your hobbies outside of school and work? How do I relieve all the stress from school and work? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you do outside of school and work." More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you demonstrate leadership abilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"interests outside school, communioty service" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest class you've ever taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which area of pharmacy are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle yourself in conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any volunteer/missionary work you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None. It was the most boring interview of my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"see yourself in 5 and 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the state of the healthcare system? (*note my previous career was within the medical insurance industry*)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important skill for a pharmacist to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as specific question 1." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a pharmacist does?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many nieces and nephews do you have? (She asked me this because I told her I like to babysit my nieces and nephews as a hobby.) How many siblings do you have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was hard to distinguish individual question because it was a very casual interview. I had given her a copy of my resume and she basically asked me about my experiences as she read through my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to pursue a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you plan on going back to your country afterwards" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could create any area of pharmacy that you want to go into, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good interview. Not a grill session." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the question that you expected me to ask you but I did not ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was mostly just back and forth dialogue. I didn't have the feeling of being interogated like other schools make you feel. Very relaxed interview, they want to get to know the real you, not just your canned responses." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why I didn't apply to my undergrad school." More from this Member | Report Response

"difficult situation at work and how I handled it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay topic: Describe a situation where someone wasn't pulling their weight; what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as specific question 1." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you are not doing well in a class, what would you do? Did you follow through with what you said and if so, explain in details (I told her I get into study groups and I spoke with my professor)...I had to think for a few seconds to try to remember the details. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There werent any. I was very comfortable and felt like I was having a conversation with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which pillar do you want to concentrate on? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"No tricky questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay: What would you change about American Healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Go over many example interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Self image training" More from this Member | Report Response

"Multiple Mock Interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over the talking points for the basic questions: why pharmacy, why belmont, why you, and what were the important items I wanted them to remember about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn feedback, practiced answering q's from a recording I made from sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced mock interviews using questions from SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, review possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a re-applicant and already went through an interview in the last cycle with Belmont so I pretty much knew what to expect. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I used SDN to prepare for my first two interviews. After that I was very prepared and did not feel the need to refer back. I practiced in front of a mirror which helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 2 prior interviews with other schools. I read the Belmont website for basic info and during the interview greeting, I used my phone to check my interviewer profile." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock-interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN, common interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Two other interviews, writing down answers to anticipated questions, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was my third interview ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my third interview, I was pretty well groomed for it by the time I had it." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the building is new and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"great location. nice rotation especially mission. new facility and rich school. 100% NAPLEX passing rate for previous year graduate" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, faculty, and building." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer positive feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, the students, the non chair professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum, faculty, facilities, learning environment, Dr. Webster is awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is really beautiful, probably one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. The new pharmacy building is currently under construction and will be finished in fall 2010." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful. The faculty were very welcoming. We had a great lunch and connected with students around the nation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building will be complete in Fall 2010. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location and the campus. The campus is absolutely beautiful. It feels very homey and I loved their facilities. The COP will be getting an addition of a new building which will consists of research laboratories and classrooms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful and the history of the place is very interesting. The faculty and staff were extremely friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview process was very laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school, students, facilities and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is absolutely beautiful, staff/faculty are very enthusiastic and friendly, Nashville is an amazing place!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were more organized, professional, and more welcoming than some of the "top" programs I interviewed at. They are a new program but have solid faculty members and I feel will offer a better education than some other long standing institutions. They also have an affiliation agreement with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Also, they are building a beautiful new pharmacy building. Aaaaaaaand they seem to have very successful undergrad, business, and muti-health profession programs so I'm confident that they will progress to full accreditation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is small but it's extremely clean and I absolutely loved the architecture. The campus is beautiful and it's not crowded so you shouldn't have any problems finding places to go study. Belmont is in the process of building a new pharmacy building (ready in 2010) so I'm expecting great things from this program. It's a new program but they should have no trouble getting fully accredited." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the faculty members including the Dean were so freindly; the university hosted the 2008 presidential Debate, and it has gym, nice basketball court, indoor mountain climbing.." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was impressive. Very friendly. Strong affiliation with local hospital(Vanderbelt) so should be a good clinical teaching school." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the interviewer was very old and very dull. very boring as well. not very engaging with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"new school still." More from this Member | Report Response

"Young school." More from this Member | Report Response

"no information about financial aid or student living expenses" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lack of humility in the dean level and chair level staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing comes to mind right now" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was upsetting to have prepared so much for the interview only to be stumped by one question, which was the only question that I was asked during the 20 minutes that I was interviewed. Because I was only asked one question, I didn't have the opportunity to tell the interviewer why I'm so passionate about pharmacy, why I wanted to go to Belmont, what my experiences have been so far in pharmacy, and what I wanted to do with my Pharm.D. Therefore, since I didn't have an outlet to answer any other questions, I felt like I didn't have a fair opportunity to show the interviewer who I really am as a person, and I strongly feel that that was what cost me the acceptance. I'm not saying all of this to be bitter, but I just want other candidates to be prepared in case they are interviewed by the same guy and is asked the same question. None of the other candidates were asked that same question (in fact, they all were asked several of the typical questions that you'd expect in a professional interview setting)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't seem to have as much energy as the first time I was interviewed there back in late April. Maybe it was because school was still in session and they were busy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that its not accredited yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"The difficulty in contacting Ginger Hooper." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Yeah right." More from this Member | Report Response

"In comparison to most other campuses, I thought Belmont, as a whole, lacked ethnic diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since not fully accredited you can't get enough Stafford loan money to pay for tuition. This problem will fix itself once the school is fully accredited." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the lunch portion was actually a good chunk of the interview. they don't tell you but i am pretty sure they grade you during the lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic..but not a big deal" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be an essay to write" More from this Member | Report Response

"the essay topic" More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring an umbrella. Although it rarely snows in Nashville, it sure does rain quite a bit in the winter." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview itself was not stressful at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't think it was going to be a relaxed interview because my last experience with them was stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"that it will be very calm and laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Belmont is awesome and I should have only applied there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that the interview was going to be so easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"my detailed interview schedule for the day" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the school is alright. i might have considered it more if my interviewer were more engaging and a better conversationalist." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school.. I heard acceptance 3 days after interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice school and I hope am I accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful facilities, great location (not from Tennessee), and great students! As the school grows its reputation it will be a great pharmD program. Be sure to stay on the admissions office as they definitely are not there to help you! I was accepted but the admissions office was a top reason why I decided to attend elsewhere. As I could not be sure if this was an admissions office issue that continued through the culture of the school or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"good time, not too stressful, make sure to remain 'poised' during the lunch portion with the faculty and students, as I believe it functions as a small portion of the evaluation process" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the program is unaccredited, it still seems like it has a lot of potential to be great. Also, if you plan on staying at a hotel, make sure to stay at the Hutton. If you book your flight and hotel through Orbitz, you can actually get a pretty sweet deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"After the initial interview and tour we had a lunch with 4-5 other interviewees, 2 faculty members and 1 current pharmacy student. Some students didnt talk much and kept to themselves. Try to be casual and make good conversation. They have your names and I believe it serves as a part of the interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were many interviewees and parental units at my interview date. I enjoyed it entirely and met some awesome potential classmates." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a very low-stress interview. The essays are very easy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Find a better hotel than I did. The Best Western Music Row (1 mile from Belmont) was sketch. lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very easy. I wasn't asked anything out of the ordinary and I thought it was more conversational than anything. My interviewer was awesome and I had a blast at the interview! The essay prompt that I had was different from the one that the one who filled out the interview feedback had before me. It was nothing like the essay prompt for the PCAT so don't stress out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"there are two essay writtings each takes 20 minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school and the program. The Dean of the Pharmacy program used to work at Vanderbelt so there is a strong tie in there. I'm intersted in clinical work, not just trying to collect a check at Walgreens. I think this school, although not fully accredited yet, will make a big splash." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 17
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 4
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 20
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.95 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 3
Out of state 19

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 4
4-6 hours 10
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 12
Automobile 10
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 4
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

Nashville International

n/a

Nashville

BNL-nashville

BNA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 4
Hotel 15
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Music Row

Brentwood Suites

Club Hotel Nashville

comfort inn

Comfort Inn - White Bridge Pl.

Comfort Inn Suites

holiday inn express

Howard Johnson

Hutton

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western Music Row

Brentwood Suites

Club Hotel Nashville

comfort inn

Comfort Inn - White Bridge Pl.

Comfort Inn Suites

holiday inn express

Howard Johnson

Hutton

Quality Inn

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.87 23

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.74 23

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.78 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.09 23

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.09 22

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"apply early" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pro - fantastic people and very willing to help once you get them. Con - To provide better timelines when the student reaches out to you for communication. No response to e-mail or phone follow ups for 3 days or more is unacceptable from an admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was pretty slow to respond. It took them several weeks before they responded to me, and I had emailed them and called them several times." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very hard to reach the admission office to confirm the interview date." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only problem I had with Admissions was when I called to accept the interview, I had a hard time" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - they are amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The one downside to their program that I have seen is that the admissions office is slow to respond," More from this Member | Report Response

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