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  • East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Johnson City
Individual Feedback 1 18 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 15
Negatively 1
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.69 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 18

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 8
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 15
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 15
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 8
Closed file 8

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.88 16

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

"Tell me about yourself and what brings me to ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have i done to prepare for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you see someone cheating at workplace what do u do" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What pharmacy experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do pharmacy? Why do you want to come to Johnson City?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ETSU? Why Johnson City? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than work experience, how else have you explored the pharmacy field? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and not something else?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"For exam you work in the group project, and one student decides not to participate, what would u do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why didn't i apply to my undergrad school which had a great pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me the mistake that u made and how would u correct it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you work together as part of a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will get you out of bed on days like this (it was cold and snowy)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of extracurriculars are you involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy going in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about pharmacy interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there any decision that you have ever made that you wish you could go back and change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw an employee stealing from the pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is just getting established, why would you be a great asset to the program? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is the Appalachian region of concern for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what specialty was i interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, about things that are not shown on your application. ( i did not answer this one well because basically I put all positive things on my app)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the future of the pharmacy profession going?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to practice pharmacy in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can prove to the community, who put a lot of effort into building the pharmacy school, that their efforts were not wasted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of extracurricular activities do you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities/traits will make you a great pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to reside in this area post-graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to contribute to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one situation you have dealt with that you would handle differently if approached with again?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what specialty was i interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably when they asked about where I see pharmacy going." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy ten years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think back on your experiences volunteering in pharmacy, what are some positive and negative traits of the pharmacists you worked with? What traits would you like to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience or task you performed, personal or professional, that you wish you could do over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership skills do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy going in the near and far future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're the only pharmacist available to fill prescriptions and a patient comes in to request a brown-bag check-up, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy in the next 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really difficult in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits make you a good leader? or What traits would make you a great pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current issues relating to Pharmacy? (my mind went blank :( )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you are well prepared to join a rigorous pharmacy school with only having minimal shadowing hours and virtually no pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a situation where things did not go as planned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the pharmacy profession in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a few ethical questions like the theft one (see below). Those were a little more difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you performed a task that thinking back on it, you should have performed differently? (or something like that, I forgot the wording)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working at a pharmacy and you saw the pharmacist count out 15 pills when the prescription was for 12 and pocket 3 of them, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was here and he or she were asked to describe you in one word what would he/she say?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn and practice outloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked with current students from the school. they really help you figure out if ETSU is a place that you want to go to." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN feedback, and looked up standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all questions listed on SDN, then made basic notes on my answers. Thought about other possible questions. Practiced out loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview (this really helps to prepare answers because a lot of the answers looked like they were asked often thanks to SDN), practice, practice, practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Kaplan books, friends, interviewing myself in front of the mirror..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over their website and went over interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the website and studied interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just looked at the website. I didn't really know that much about the school before I got there. But after the interview day I was so impressed with the program, the location, the students, and the staff, that it became my top choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed ETSU's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the various essays I had sent to the school as part of the admission process." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the staffs were there to greet and welcome you. very nice setting school. country side looking and nice clean looking school. surround with other medical schools. The dean states that he's a saleman, and he will make sure to provide us the best outfit to prepare us for future career and marketable by offering dual programs and such....He wants us to well spent our money and our 4 years at school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty, interviewers, students, admissions office who were all there during the interview day. they really make you feel special and welcomed. the building is warm and welcoming as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"the dean greeted me the moment I walked in the hallway. He then gave us the presentation about the school history.The dean and all staff are extremely friendly. the school are in the property of government and that why my gps could not find the school location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice, and a it's a pretty cool building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole process was very low stress. They just really want to see who you are. The sim lab is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was really really nice. They all seem to want you to do good. The simulation lab was pretty awesome! All of the faculty seemed ready to help you whenever you need it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Energy and positive attitude shown by the faculty, staff, administration,admissions, students, and the dean (WOW he is an energetic fellow but in a good way)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was extremely nervous when I walked in, but as soon as the admissions committee greeted us (literally when we walked in) I felt instantly at ease. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The school felt like home." More from this Member | Report Response

"The renovated pharmacy school building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview did seem like a conversation rather than a back and forth question and answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building is great and there is parking nearby. It is on a medical center campus so it feels integrated with the rest of the health sciences vs. just a stand-alone pharmacy school without connections to a medical school, nursing school, large hospital, etc. Most of all, everyone from the dean to the staff are incredibly friendly and down-to-earth. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition, the Simlab, the area, the medical complex, the VA campus, the friendliness, the student lounge, the parking lot right next door to the building, everything was great. Rotations wherever you want (you don't have to select from a list or get assigned one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty, staff, and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff of the school was approachable and personal with all the students going through the interview process. The interviews felt more like a one on one conversation. The individuals conducting the interviews made the entire process extremely stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really. the weather was cold that day. the location of the school isn't the best either. there isn't much in that area of the state." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the fact that everyone was so concerned about jobs. I know it's something we should be worried about, but it seemed like a really really big deal to them. Almost made me think that people graduating are having trouble finding jobs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They went above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was a male teacher, not from the pharmacy school, he sat through the entire interview with his arms crossed..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Johnson City doesn't have much public transportation. Tuition is much higher than my state school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The ONLY thing I was reserved about for this school was that they are not yet accredited. However, their first class graduates in May 2010 and hopefully they will aquire full accreditation then. " More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i was told by others that johnson city is a rural area. I had to drive along the mountain from ashville NC to johnson city. my first impression about the area told by others is that the area is poor and rural, may be there are not many places around. However, when i get there, i really like the city. It has major stores that a city has. this area is so associated with poverty. pharmacies use same technology standard that is used in a city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How the interviews are laid out---> I had two interviews: 1) one-on-one with a faculty member, lasted 30 minutes, very laid-back, open file 2) one-on-one with a student, lasted 30 minutes, closed file, extremely laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better directions" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was residencies for pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a children's hospital on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"That a lot of people would bring their parents or spouse. I felt a little strange being one of the few who came alone!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm glad I didn't think they were my top choice at first, otherwise I would have been extremely more nervous at this interview. The interviews were first and then you learned about the program after you got that out of the way. And thats where I fell in love with the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't really like how the school was founded. The story was basically that , the state of Tennessee didn't want another pharmacy school. So they raised the money themselves to build one. They try to make it sound all great and everything, but I don't know. They talked a lot about saturation problems in the field, but they're clearly one of the causes." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by the school and everyone at the interview. They all seem to really care about why you are getting into pharmacy and where they fit into your plans." More from this Member | Report Response

"For me this was a great fit as they focus on you the student and seem to care about their students and potential future students. Great positive vide from everyone at the Gatton College of Pharmacy! If you are interested in practing rural healthcare it is the best but if you desire to live in NYC or another huge city I would look to a school that caters to those types of careers. I was impressed by the statistics of the first graduating class from a boards pass rate, job statistics, and residency placements! Dean Calhoun is an inspirational individual and got me fired up to be apart of ETSU & Gatton College of Pharmacy! I can't wait to start in the fall 2011!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Guests are allowed, so I brought my sister and mother. We mingled in the lobby on the ground floor until we started at 8:30. The dean, who is a humorous fellow, opened for us with a few encouraging words. Everyone was classified as either Group A, B or C. That made the difference on what activity you would be doing when. I had my interview with the instructor first, which was nice to get it out of the way. It was an open fil interview. She was very welcoming and warm and the questions did not feel like interview questions, just her personally inquiring things about me. This is where you need to be yourself. After around 20 minutes, she released me back to the student lounge where I waited for the campus tour. They showed us their simulation lab (soo cool, one of the 3 schools in the country to have one) where they can perform simulations along with the nursing and medical students about how to treat patients effectively. Then we went back to the student lounge to wait for our last interviewers to come and get us. The last interview was conducted by a student of the pharmacy school, who was very down to earth and acted like he really wanted to find out who you are and whether or not you would fit at the school. My student interview was closed file. After that interview, I found my family and waited until the financial aid section started, and then after that the schools student affairs person went over everything required for matriculation. They then served us Chick-fil-a. Overall, a good day. I felt very welcome at the event." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was vrey nice, next door to the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very enthusiastic, from the dean down to the students. They did a great job answering questions and making us feel at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They treat the interview so much like a conversation that I really can't remember many specific questions. It is very low-key and friendly. I found the whole experience to be very personal. For example, I was accepted several days after the interview date by a personal phone call from the dean. I'm not sure if he is the person who calls all accepted applicants but they do try to make you feel welcome. Great experience! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very nice. I arrived at 8:30am, they took my picture, and we mingled with faculty and other interviewees until about 9am. Then we went to our first interview, one-on-one with either a faculty member or a practicing pharmacist. The interview was relaxed. They took little notes, they weren't writing down everything you said. At 9:30 you move immediately to your next one-on-one interview with a student. At 10 there is a tour, then the dean of academic affairs talks about tuition and steps to take after being accepted, followed by lunch (Chick-fil-A), and a closing with the dean, a couple of other members of staff, and 4 students to answer any questions. Guests are allowed! I got accepted a week later. " More from this Member | Report Response

"At the end of the day they provide lunch during a student panel with all of the class presidents. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I went into the interview extremely nervous, yet once the process started it all went away. The interviewers are not trying to intimidate you so just be yourself. Give your answers and not the answers you think they want to hear. Talk with the other interviewees and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 15
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 13
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.07 15

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 11

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 14
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 7
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

SFO to CLT to TRI city regional airport

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 7
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Courtyard Johnson City (Marriott)

Courtyard Marriott

Motel 6

Red Roof

Red Roof Inn - 10 mins away from the school

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Courtyard Johnson City (Marriott)

Courtyard Marriott

Motel 6

Red Roof

Red Roof Inn - 10 mins away from the school

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.12 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.59 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.53 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.94 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.35 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Fantastic operation from application to acceptance! The responsiveness from the admissions lead me to believe that this is how I would be treated during my 4 years at ETSU! And a major reason why I am choosing to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

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