"What is the hardest part of working in pharmacy?"
"Are there any extracurricular groups you're involved in/want to be involved in here?"
"What are your strength and weakness?"
"What would I do if someone was complaining I did something wrong or was taking too long"
"Give an example of a situation when you have had to use leadership qualities. "
"Why Mercer? (I am out of state so they specifically asked about that)"
"Why Pharmacy/ Why Mercer?"
"What has been your biggest accomplishment?"
"The faculty member was interested primarily in my pharmacy-specific experiences. She seemed to appreciate the conversation-style interview instead of question-answer. Specifically: How often do you actually see the pharmacist interacting with patients/counseling?"
"Why Pharmacy? Why Mercer? "
"What are you strengths and weaknesses"
"What's your gpa?"
"What are your weaknesses?"
"Do you want to do any post pharm. d work?"
"Why Mercer? Why Pharmacy?"
"Why do you want to be a Pharmacist?"
"Tell me about your journey from undergraduate to now? (I am an older applicant)"
"why mercer, why pharmacy!?? (you r guaranteed to have those questions)"
"Why pharmacy, why mercer?
"Why pharmacy, why Mercer?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"What type of pharmacy are you interested in?"
"Do you have any questions?"
"What would you do if you were involved in a misfill in the pharmacy?"
"Why pharmacy school? Why Mercer?"
"Tell Me about yourself."
"How do you work in a team?"
"Why Pharmacy and why Mercer?"
"How would you rank Mercer ?"
"What do you like to do outside of work and school?"
"What do you think that the school's mission statement will mean as part of your experience there?"
"What haven't we covered about you? What else do you want to tell us about you?"
"How do you plan on paying tuition?"
"If someone came into your pharmacy and their insurance didn't come through, what would you do? The person is crying hysterically."
"Are you a leader or a follower?"
"Would there be a situation in which you would choose not to dispense a drug based on moral or religious reasons?"
"From the faculty member-- "What question haven't I asked you that you practiced really hard for or really want me to know""
"Between both interviewers, those were the only questions I was asked.. like I said, more of a conversation. Depends on how well you can conversate with a stranger, luckily I have that down."
"What do you think about health care reform?"
"What kind of creams and solutions do you make in the compounding pharmacy"
"What do you want to do post-grad?"
"Where does your name come from?"
"Why do you think you are here (chosen out of applicants)?"
"What has been the most challenging thing you've faced in pharmacy? (This was interesting because it made me think pretty hard; being a tech isn't really challenging at all, and I felt there were many more character-defining moments in other fields that were better/easier to talk about.)"
"If I asked a friend to describe you, what would they say?"
"Any animosity between the Pharmacists and Technicians where you work?"
"What are some negatives about Mercer?"
"What can you gain from becoming a pharmacist and reaching your goal?"
"Name a time when you have shown empathy to another person?
What would you do if you were not going to pharmacy school?"
"If you were stranded on an island, what three items would you bring with you?"
"What qualities do you feel a pharmacist needs to be successful?"
"What would you do if a patient came in and told you that you gave them the wrong perscription?"
"Nothing too interesting"
"I wasn't asked much that I didn't expect.
-What will you do with your degree?
-Do you have questions for me? (HAVE QUESTIONS TO ASK! If you are a volunteer oriented person, ask about volunteer opportunities that Mercer offers. Big +)"
"If you were a drug, what would you be?"
"If you could be any pill/drug, what would you be?"
"cant think of any."
"Where do you see the practice of pharmacy in 10 years?"
"What is your greatest accomplishment in life?"
"How do you deal with problems that arise in the pharmacy?"
"how do you solve a conflict between you and your collegue?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"Why do you want to come to Georgia (I'm from Cali)?"
"Explain why you are interested in pharmacy - the question wasn't so interesting, but where it led in conversation was"
"A patient presents a prescription to you with (what you consider to be)an improper drug or dose (too high, low, adult med written for child, etc.)...what would you do?"
"Do you consider yourself a leader or follower?"
"What movies have you watched recently? when I told the interviewer I watch movies in my spare time"
"What one quality would your best friend say is your biggest weakness (one word only)"
"In a clinical setting, How would you define the relationship between a pharmacist and other health care proffessionals? Something like this, I can't remember the exact phrasing."
"Asked about my pets."
"If a co-worker told your boss that he didn't like working with you, what would you do?"
"Medicare Part D."
"No tricky questions, they were very straight forward. "
"Nothing wierd, just the questions that you would expect. Why Pharmacy, Why Mercer, Why you.
There were many different interviewers, so it might depend on who you get."
"The most difficult aspect of my personality."
"What was an obstacle or hard time in your life that you have overcome and how did you overcome this obstacle?"
"What was the most challenging course you took in college? "
"What would you do if you were a Pharmacist and a patient came in and said you misfilled their Rx?"
"If an angry customer comes into your pharmacy stating that her prescription was misfilled, what would you do?"
"In what way did you deal with a patient who was angry and disgruntled with the pharmacy?"
"no interesting questions"
"Since you are from such a small town, how well do you think you would adjust to life in Atlanta?"
"What was a challenging class you took and what did you do to overcome that challenge?"