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  • Lipscomb University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Nashville
Individual Feedback 1 9 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 9
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.89 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.56 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 9

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 4
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 9
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 8
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 7

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.67 9

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

"Tell me about yourself. Why Lipscomb? Why Pharmacy? It started of pretty typical." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you choosing pharmacy? Why Lipscomb?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you get accepted to all school you apply to what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name one strength and one weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"-Do I read? What were 3 books I've read? -What was a subject I had difficulty in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of pharmacy do you want to go into? Where do you see yourself with pharmacy in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If nothing is an obstacle and you can't do pharmacy, what would you do and why" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you balance the increased workload of the Pharm.D. curriculum when you enter the graduate program?" 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 3)?

"Talk about a time when you took a leadership role" More from this Member | Report Response

"- What was a subject I really liked? - They had my supplemental application essay in front of them so it wasn't completely closed. We talked about what I wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? What is something your friends might tell you that you need improvement on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the hardest change will be for you to make transitioning to Nashville and to the Pharm.D. program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you prefer individual study or group study?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They said that they were there to come to my defense when committee deliberated so was there anything in my file that I would like to explain. (ie. bad grades, PCAT, etc.) I also found this refreshing that they give you a chance to explain the circumstances you were in. Other schools would just look over it and chalk it up to being lazy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (BUT I was prepared so it wasn't hard at all)." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of pharmacy practice do you see yourself going into and how do you expect your undergraduate degree to help prepare you for this work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you so sure that you want to study pharmacy? (They gave me a very tough time because they wanted to make sure that people dont drop out in the first year)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"There wasn't that much of SDN forums, so I just used practiced with a common set of interview questions. Honestly though, the interview was so chill and conversational that I felt like I could just be myself. But always have examples/stories to back up what you say!" More from this Member | Report Response

"- SDN - Watched the NCAA Final 4 Michigan vs. Louisville -Researched the school's history, curriculum, and staff -Re-read my essays that I wrote for them (PharmCAS & Supplemental app), resume, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and this list of pharmacy interview questions (it's really good): http://science.iupui.edu/sites/default/files/Pharmacy%20School%20Interview%20Questions.pdf" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Youtube, Mock Interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, writing out answers to all the questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, other online resources" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practicing common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! Family atmosphere, new facilities, connections to hospitals for rotations, nice faculty/staff, beautiful campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"-The "homey" feel that they give off - Their students seem to really know staff members and vice versa. - I had lunch with Dean Davis! - I met the people who were part of the Admissions Committee - The simulations lab. This alone solidified my decision! "Manikins" that would react to you or what dosage you give them. They sweat, scream, & give birth! Now that's a school I want to learn at!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, staff, and surrounding culture. Nashville is a lively and safe city to be at. I'm a Californian and I don't typically like being out of my state because I'm spoiled with good weather but Nashville, TN has this special something about it. I could definitely see myself moving to Nashville, TN--which is a new sentiment I thought I'd never come around to saying about any location outside of California." More from this Member | Report Response

"Family atmosphere, technology, just the entire christian feel in the school. Very Outstanding lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very friendly and talkative, the admissions office tries to make the day fun and not stressful. It seemed like all the administrators were on a first name basis with the students at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"LUNCH!!!, beautiful well maintained campus, friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"TUITION! Everything else was absolutely perfect about this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"- They didn't really cover financial aid very well -They didn't go into detail about the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably just the cold weather but my excuse is that I'm from the spoiled California weather. In the spring and summer, I hear Nashville heats up so the temporary cold weather is something I can overlook." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive it is to live in the Nashville area." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a closed interview but interviewers asked me for my PCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much you should interact with faculty throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"- The new curriculum is 21 credit hours (different from what the website listed) I would have like to ask more questions about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the people there are and haha apparently how scary Memphis, TN is." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would recommend not attending with a parent because it made it a lot easier for me to be outgoing and interact with all of the administrators that were present." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to rain." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Okay let me give you a timeline of what goes on. You show up to your interview and are instantly greeted by like 30 faculty/staff. Make sure you talk to as many as you can (but don't just say hi and walk away, get to know them). Then we either had interview or a group activity. The group activity was awesome! We were assigned some sort of problem(cannot say) and in 10 minutes we were supposed to find a solution. Make sure to communicate with everyone and make your voice/ideas heard. But don't be that person who just takes over and talks over people. The interview was super relaxed. I was interviewed by a P4 and a professor. They look at you 95% of the time you are talking and seem honestly interested in EVERYTHING you have to say. So of course answer questions, but also get to know them a little bit as well. They did a lot of talking in my interview, just explaining things to me. After that, we did a student question/answer session, and they students were nice and had a lot of nice things to say about the school. Lastly, you have lunch. During lunch you again try to meet and talk with as much faculty as you can. The whole point of this is because right after you leave, they ALL get into a group in a room together and discuss each and every person. Your interviewers will vouch for you and will do most of the talking when the topic is about your application. BUT other professors can chime in and say, "oh I've met that person and he/she seems to be a great fit for our program." So talk to everyone! And be intentional! They are all great people who genuinely want to get to know you! The food was amazing btw" More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED my visit here. They are really personal. What I found impressive was the lunch with staff, students, and admissions committee. During the lunch, you get to meet the people voting to see if you are accepted to it's nice that they get to meet you and not just look at your black & white file. It makes you more 3-dimensional instead of 2. The interview process didn't even feel that way. I felt like I was having a conversation with a professor during office hours. It was super relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is a "closed" interview where the interviewers are given some information about your involvements you had written down in your application. They however are not given your grades and pcat score. From there, they just converse and try to get to know you. The interview is chill but just prepare your interview answers ahead of time. If you did bad in school and they ask you about it, focus on what you've done to overcome your past obstacles. From there, if they are comfortable with how well you could possible do academically at their school, they start asking more questions to get to know you--at least that's what they did with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was a wonderful experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go out of your way to interact with every single person with a nametag on from Lipscomb. They want to meet every person and get to know a little about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rated interview as stressful because it was my first and I had no experience yet. But overall it not that stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very nice and the faculty is friendly. The interview is more of a talking session. There are few questions that they ask that are not based on the individual person." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 6
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 9

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 7

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 5
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

Nashville International

BNA

Nashville International Airport

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 5
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Econolodge

Extended Stay America by the airport

La Quinta

Red Roof Inn (it's ~60-75 a night)

Would you recommend the hotel?

Econolodge

Extended Stay America by the airport

La Quinta

Red Roof Inn (it's ~60-75 a night)

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 9

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 9

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 9

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 9

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To keep continuing how efficient they are!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. The admissions staff was responsive and great in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep on doing what you're doing. You are all doing an excellent job!" More from this Member | Report Response

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