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"maybe a quicker response to the admission result? 4-6 weeks of waiting for a result is a very long time."
"Keep up the good work!"
"Keep up the good work! I felt like they care about their current and future students!"
"Have interviewers that are more responsive or at least seem like they care"
"Offer interviewees a place to hang up their coats."
"Be more selective when picking students to give applicants a tour around the campus. My tour guide had nothing but negative comments about the school and insisted that we go somewhere "cheaper"."
"Don't have the interviewees sit in a class room setting before hand, it makes people more stoic and less engaging"
"Need to work more on the financial aid presentation. The woman giving it didn't communicate very effectively and there was a lot of information on the website about scholarships that wasn't given during the presentation."
"Not enough information provided during the interview"
"Not to use pins in the name tags which will poke a hole in our jackets ;) I also wish I had seen the labs!"
"Show the dorm rooms during the tour!"
"KEEP UP THE AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I think it would be a good idea to let interviewees see more of the classroom facilities, the dorms,"
"Their school promotional materials (folder and pen) do not look attractive or useful. The folder is"
"The questions were too broad for a group interview."
"Admissions decisions through email would be nice."
"Don't provide nametags with safety pins! We don't want to poke holes in our outfits. Use adhesives!"
"Why Pharmacy? Why Midwestern?"
"Introductions: Where you're from, which college you completed pre pharm classes, why Midwestern, Why Pharmacy?"
"Why pharmacy and why MW?"
"how do you handle stress?"
"What was a difficult decision you had to make?"
"What problems are pharmacy facing?"
"With pharmacy constantly changing to be more patient oriented, what is a problem you foresee happening in the future?"
"What changeless pharmacy faces?"
"Introduce yourself, why are you here, why pharmacy?"
"Why Midwestern, why pharmacy"
"Describe a time when you were a mentor for someone and how did that situation work out?"
"Introduce yourself, why pharmacy? Why Midwestern? Fun fact about yourself."
"What did you do during undergrad to prepare yourself for the rigors of pharmacy school? How did you do it?"
"introduce yourself and why midwestern"
"why pharmacy and why at Midwestern?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years"
"What qualities should a pharmacist have, how do you exemplify them?"
"Introduce yourself, why pharmacy, why Midwestern"
"What are the some of the characteristics of a pharmacist? Then followed by "Tell me specifically how you've exemplified those qualities you just stated""
"Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision"
"Introduce yourself. Where did you go for undergrad, what did/are you majoring in, why pharmacy, why midwestern, and something unique about yourself. This was the introduction before they asked questions. Only two other questions were asked after though."
"Why Midwestern CCP?"
"Introduce yourself - Why Pharmacy - Why Midwestern?"
"What was your favorite writing assignment"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"The first question was compounded: Where are you from? Where did you go to school? What was your major? What intramural activities did you participate in while you were there? Why pharmacy? Tell us something unique about yourself. (Yeah... all that in one question)"
"Introduce yourself and one unique thing about you (a lighthearted ice breaker)"
"Introduce yourself (where you are from, where you got your degrees, or where you plan to get them, have you worked/volunteered in a pharmacy, etc?)"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Introduce yourself, and tell us something unique about yourself so that we can remember you later."
"what first sparked your interest in pharmacy/why pharmacy?"
"where do you see pharm in 2020? what problems are facing pharm? what do you do if a group member is not pulling weight? What quality should a good pharmacist have?"
"What challenges do you see pharmacy facing in the future?"
"Tell me about yourself. Include why Midwestern, why pharmacy, and what are your hobbies. "
"Tell us about yourself!"
"What about pharmacy appeals to you?"
"What are some problems that face pharmacy and patients given the current economic situation."
"Tell me About yourself"
"Group interview... good concept in theory, but it only works if the school asks more specific, behavioral, ethics, morals, or scenario questions. Therefore, the interviewers can actually observe and compare individual's characteristics to one another. In this case, all the questions asked were general; thus, everyone had the same generic answer.
Also, I like it when current students are involved in the interview/selection process... I feel that they would have a good idea of whether the applicant is a great fit for the school.
I'm not too sure about closed-file interview... I think more subjective questions would be asked if the interviewer knew more about the student...
Anyway...there was definitely not enough time to say everything about yourself"
"what are the qualities that a pharmacist should have?"
"Tell us about yourself"
"tell me about yourself. "
"What qualities do you think a pharmacist should have?"
"Same as above"
"Tell about yourself."
"i wrote in summary"
"Something interesting about yourself?"
"Tell me your name"
"What is something interesting about yourself."
"What is your name?
(seriously, because there is NO INTERVIEW)."
"introductions: name, what school u'r from, why pharmacy, something unique about urself"
"Where are you from?"
"why pharmacy and tell us something interesting about yourself?"
"My essay question was, "You are a 3rd yeard student in pharmacy. You know a classmate has copied an internet document and turned it in for an assignment as their own work. What do you do"?"
"In the small group session we were asked where we were from and what hobbies we enjoy and why pharmacy. It was very informal."
"Introduce yourself and say why you chose pharmacy"
"Why pharmacy school?"
"A behavioral question for the writing assignment"
"Why did you choose pharmacy?"
"Name a problem in pharmacy today and how would you fix it?"
"What are you going to do if you don't get accepted into pharmacy school?"
"Describe a time when you were working in a team and there was some problem... what did you do?"
"What are two qualities you think that a pharmacist should possess?"
"What are some issues pharmacy will face in the next 10 years?"
"Talk about a time you went above and beyond to help someone"
"What motivates you to keep working hard for a rigorous curriculum?"
"Tell us about a time when you were a role model to someone and how that made you feel"
"Describe a memorable time where you had to deal with someone's illness."
"none really. everything else can be seen on SDN"
"why midwestern? I think they should have the answer for their own. why they have to ask!?"
"What are some characteristics that a pharmacist should possess. How do you exemplify these traits."
"negative aspect of pharmacy and how you plan to solve it."
"health care reform"
"If you had ten million dollars to spend on any type of research project, where would you spend it?"
"Writing section asked, "If your classmate was disturbing you during lecture what would you do/say?""
"Essay question: You are a practicing pharmacist and you suspect one of your patients is abusing their medication. How do you deal with this situation?"
"Where do you see Pharmacy going in 10 years?"
"Who is your mentor and why?"
"Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years? There were only 4 questions, the 4th being why pharmacy?"
"The writing exercise asked, "If you found out your classmate copied his paper directly from the internet, what would you do?""
"Describe a communication conflict and how did you handle it?"
"who is your mentor?"
"What is your idea of pharmacy school? What is it involve?"
"What was the most memorable writing assignment you have ever done?"
"Tell me about a time when you used teamwork to accomplish a task."
"The 3rd question, the others were general."
"What is a problem facing pharmacy today and whats a possible solution?"
"Absolutely None! If the school wants professionals who can think critically and solve problems.... why not throw in a question that gives students the opportunity to do so. I like being challenged..."
"What is a problem facing pharmacy in the future? This was interesting because of the group interview setting. If you didn't go first, it can seem like you are just repeating answers."
"Tell us about a time in which you had to make a moral decision and how you solved it."
"Tell an experience where you had to motivate others to achieve a common goal."
"Tell about a time when you had to show initiative."
"Where do you see pharmacy in the year 2020?"
"something fun you did last weekend"
"N/A - there is no interview, but you still have to go to the MCV. This is basically an information session on the school, financial aid, and a forum to ask questions about the school."
"How long have you been in the USA? Otherwise, it was just an introduction. "
"there were any interesting questions. it wasn't even an interview. it is more like an orientation for the students to see if this is the school that they want to go. the staffs were very nice and so was the dean. basically you go for the whole day but the only hard part is writing the essay and the rest of the day you spend listening to the dean, financial aid, students answering any questions you have. there is absolutely no stress at all. "
"All applicants were asked to tell their name, where they were from, where they did their undergrad, why pharmacy, why midwestern and to tell something unique about themselves."
"Tell me something unique about yourself."
"not really an interview, but you know that already.... :)"
"My writing sample question was: Explain a situation in which you used effective communication and how did you go about...something to that extent."
"Why did I switch my career from photography to pharmacy?"
"Since there was no actual interview, the only question asked was on the essay. It was: "You are a first year pharmacy student and you strongly suspect that a classmate was cheating off your test. What do you do?""
"They really didn't ask any questions. The interview was a group interview with about 10 people and they only asked why you wanted to go to pharmacy school."
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