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  • Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Big Rapids
Individual Feedback 1 5 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 4
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
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 4
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 5
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.20 5

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

"As a pharmacist, what are the different settings you could work in and what would you be doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time that someone criticized you and what you did to overcome it. (I couldn't think of a specific time right off the top of my head, so I talked about how on exams professors will sometimes right notes on your paper next to answers that you got wrong to try to help you along..and how that can be used to improve for next time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an experience when you had to help someone who didn't know how to speak English." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you helped someone who was different than yourself (ie: different race, religion, ect)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do when you don't know how to do/solve something?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe a scenario where you helped someone in a medical setting (she said if you can't think of a medical setting in particular, what is another time that you helped someone that was different than you..ethnicity, race,etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name all the pharmacy fields you can and the role of the pharmacist in each field. Be specific as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you helped someone in a medical setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why ferris?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are some important qualities that a pharmacist should have that would help them in their field." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are all the different areas of health care that you visualize a pharmacist in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of when you hear the word "pharmacy"?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Teach me something." More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned that I like to do Zumba in my free time (another one of the questions were "what do you do for fun outside of school, and if so, do you take a leadership role in any of your activites?" ) So I think this question was a spin-off from me mentioning how I like Zumba... but she asked for me explain how I would talk someone through a specific dance move or a certain type of stretch that is doen in Zumba" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me what was one of my hobbies which I said playing soccer. They asked me if I could demonstrate how I would teach someone how to kick a ball since pharmacy is big on counseling the patients on how to take their meds." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you brush your teeth." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe how you brush your teeth" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes Ferris a school that you'd want to attend/why Ferris? either that or, describe a time where you had to work with people in a group project that were of different ethnicities and any challenges that you may have faced. It was just hard because I feel that I work with people of different ethnicities all the time but don't really realize that they are of different backgrounds..we're all just PEOPLE in general, we shouldn't be segregated in that way. So it was difficult to think of a specific scenario let alone challenges that we were faced with because of that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity one" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as the most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking up sites like these... This site is very helpful, especially with the search engine to search for any potential interview question. Also just typing in "pharmacy interview questions" on google to see other questiosn that popped up. and prepparing answers to questions in my head/writing down notes in a word document to look over every couple of days to generate more ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews at home" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took part in a mock interview made available in the career center at my school (didn't help at all)" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Staff and interviewers were very nice and made the interview relaxed and enjoyable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The two interviewers were VERY kind, one was a P4 student and one taught clinical rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very friendly and so was the faculty member who interviewed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"the people were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the tour helped a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities were very old compared to other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of wished there was a tour of the school, or that they "showed off" the cool parts of the school..and why their pharmacy program is so great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's lack of diversity. No tour of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long time to hear if I was admitted or not" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much.. maybe a lack of diversity? but it's hard to say that since the school was on spring break and no one was there." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's a closed file interview so I was a expecting a "So tell me about yourself" type of first question.... but they didn't do that. Since we did our essay immediately before the interview, the first question they asked related to my essay question, so it was a good lead in to start the interview and on a good note. Also they were very nonchalant about asking why I wanted to go into pharmacy. I was worried it was going to be very intimidating and I'd need to have all my reasons lined up. But it wasn't like that. They were taking notes on what I was saying which also made it more laid back and casual and not just staring at each other the whole time. It went by quickly, just answered questions as they would write notes about my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be interviewing with one faculty member and two p4 students would be in the room taking notes. It was more nerve wracking to me with more people in the room. Also, you do your first two years at the big rapids campus. On your third year you can choose to go to the Kalamazoo or Big Rapids campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to be ready for any question. Think of every single possible thing they can ask you and what your response will be." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I had to drive to the campus for the additional tour (I guess I assumed there was a shuttle or something - which is my fault), since the interview is held at a hotel nearby the campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt like my stomach was in knots and I was sooooooooo nervous about this interview but it definitely wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be at all. Once you get past the first interview question they kind of flow, and it's easier to just talk and explain your answers without feeling so tense." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you come in, you can pretty much start the process right away. You do a written essay for thirty minutes and then wait for your interview. After that, there is an optional presentation of the curriculum you can attend. That was it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear a suit, nothing else will suffice. Don't talk about partying while in the waiting area with the other people interviewing - people did this at my interview and it is beyond stupid, you never know who is listening to you. Find people who interviewed on a prior date and ask them the questions that the interviewers asked, I did this and knew 90% of what they were going to ask me." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 1
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 3
Out of state 1

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 0
Automobile 4
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Country Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

Country Inn

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.75 4

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 4

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = low, 10 = high

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