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"What pharmacy experience do you have?"
"how do you handle stress"
"how do you see the future of pharmacy"
"Discuss the pros and cons of working in a pharmacy"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What contact I had with current pharmacists"
"What can you say about the future of pharmacy?"
"All the questions on this interview feedback."
"Why pharmacy, why osu and tell me a little bit about yourself"
"Why pharmacy and not optometry?"
"How do you cope with stress?"
"Describe what you did in your internship."
"Why did you choose pharmacy?"
"What area of pharmacy do you see yourself in"
"how do you deal with stress? what is the most stressful situation you've had academically? "
"Can you explain any bad grades on your transcript?"
"Since I am currently pursuing Ph.D degree in pharmacology, they ask me why I still want to go to Pharmacy school after I had a Ph.D degree. "
"Why OSU? Why did you wait two years to apply for pharmacy school after graduating?"
"How do you manage your time with your involvement in all your activities?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Why pharmacy? Why OSU?"
"Why pharmacy, why OSU?"
"Tell us about yourself? You have an interesting job, tell me about it and why do you want to change careers? "
"How do you handle being so involved and doing well in school?"
"What led you to a career in pharmacy?"
"Tell me about yourself and why you want to be a pharmacist"
"Why did I decide to switch to Pharmacy after prepping for Veterinary School and why OSU?"
"Why pharmacy? Why OSU? How do you handle stressful situations? Did you have any interaction with a pharmacist(I think this question came up because I had no info about working in a pharmacy. So I told them that I job shadowed a pharmacist.)? "
"When I first came in the room they were very relaxed. Asked about my job, school, Florida (where I used to live). Just very general questions, just to get to know me. After that, there were really only 3 questions that comprised the interview. Then, I asked quite a few questions (they like to know that you're interested enough to ask questions...have some prepared)."
"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?"
"Tell me about a time when you had something to accomplish, but other priorities came in the way. How did you handle this?"
"Tell us about your undergraduate institution (the interviewers were not familar with my university)"
"What was your hometown like?"
"What led you to a career in pharmacy? Why specifically OSU?"
"Describe your past experiences and how they led up to you choosing pharmacy?"
"What brings you here today? I'd have a good 5-10 min. answer for this one. And don't over-emphasize retail, be open to other areas."
"Can you tell us about an achievement you have had either academically or personally?"
"Do you have any work experience?"
"why ohio state?"
"No other questions, just conversational dialogue that was spurred by my past experiences and my interviewers introduction of himself"
"Conflict resolution, leadership, no questions outside of what was on SDN"
"Explain a time when I went above the standard requirements to do something."
"Describe a time when something needed to be done and you stepped up to get it done."
"if you saw something is not done the right now,,what steps would you take to correct this, can you give me a specific example."
"How do you know you want to be a pharmacist if you have never worked at a pharmacy?"
"They asked a lot about my classes/activities that I listed on my application...so refresh your memory with what you submitted!"
"Where do you see the field of pharmacy going?"
"Why did you choose Ohio State?"
"What do you want to do with your degree?"
"why pharmacy? what experiences have you had in a pharmacy? "
"What is your leadership style?"
"What did I do when I am under stress?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Tell us about a stressful situation that you were in and how you overcame it. "
"Describe a situation where someone wasn't doing their job. How did you handle it?"
"Think of a time when you were under a significant amount of stress because you didn't think you had enough time to complete something. How did you handle the situation?"
"How do you handle a stressful situation? What do you do when you're in a situation and you know you cannot complete the task?"
"Why Pharmacy, Why OSU?"
"What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?"
"What was your greatest accomplishment"
"After remarking on my grades/test scores and the fact that I worked full time during school, they asked how I handle a heavy work load, what I do to relax, and what I do when I have to work with someone who is less motivated than I am."
"Variety of questions about volunteering experience that I had. Come prepared to answer any volunteering experience question. What did you get out of _____? what was a difficult experience from doing ____? How did you get involved? What made you interested in ____?"
"Why do you want to be a pharmacist? Why specifically OSU?"
"Describe a time when you came up with something creative that had impressed others."
"Tell us why you choose your major and how it relates to a career in pharmacy. (My major is toxicology, so its rather unique)"
"Tell me how did you become interested in pharmacy? Specific questions regarding experience listed."
"Questions specific to my extra curriculars."
"Have you ever had a very difficult customer (while working in the pharmacy)? How did you handle them?"
"Why did you transfer schools? "
"What is success in school?"
"Dual degree programs"
"How I deal with stress."
"Why did you choose pharmacy instead of research? (Since it's open file, they knew I had 3 years of research experience)"
"look at my extra-curriculum, and ask me what do you do for fun because I was the officer of a sport club."
"How do you deal with stress?"
"what's the relation of my major and pharmacy, why change "
"How do you deal with difficult customers?"
"What is the most stressful thing in your life right now?"
"what other schools did you apply to? what will you do next year if you don't make it this year?"
"What's your greatest accomplishment?"
"whether there is a difficult situation and how did I handle it?"
"What is your greatest achievement?"
"What do you think will be the biggest obstacle to overcome given that you would be one of the youngest in your class if admitted?"
"What do u do to release stress?"
"I was asked some specific questions pertaining to my own undergraduate research experience."
"Tell me about what you like to do for fun."
"What would you do if you were working in a group where one of the members was not as motivated as you were?"
"Tell me about a time when you were apart of a group and a group member didn't pull their weight. How did you handle it?"
"What is a negative aspect of working in a retail pharmacy that you have discovered?"
"How would you handle the intense course load of the first year of pharmacy school?"
"Tell us about a time when you put yourself in a situation and it was different from what you had expected. Tell us about a challenging experience. What was your greatest accomplishment?"
"What makes you stand out above your peers? (or something to that effect)"
"How do you handle a stressful work load?"
"How do you find time to manage your busy schedule? At the end of the interview they also left time for me to ask any questions, I would make sure that you have a couple questions prepared because questions show that you are interested in them."
"Do you have any questions for us? (I asked about resideny programs, the joint PharmD/MS in pharmacology program, and EC activites available for pharmacy students to be involved in)"
"How do you handle deadline? What was your most significant achievement? "
"What is something that you have accomplished that you are most proud of? Why?"
"Do you have any questions for us?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"How do you balance work and school?"
"How do you manage time and balance being so busy?"
"It was more like a natural interview and at times I felt like I needed to find things to talk about because I was paranoid how easy it was."
"What do you want in the next 30 minutes"
"What was a situation where you had to deal with a difficult customer?"
"about time management"
"They asked me of my opinion about more clinical pharmacy."
"What potential problems in pharmacy do you see in the future"
"What is your most prized accomplishment?"
"Tell us about a time when you were working in a group and the person wasn't as motivated as you."
"No questions were interesting."
"You took the PCAT several times, and you did improve, how did you prepare to improve your score?"
"How do you see the profession of pharmacy evolving over the next twenty years?"
"I was asked about my job as a figure skating professional."
"What would you do if you were working in a group with a person less motivated than yourself?"
"We talked about my undergraduate research"
"What do you do for fun? "
"What do you like to do for fun? I thought this was interesting because it showed they were not only interested in academics but the importance of enjoying your pharmacy school experience"
"How do you handle it when you have to work with someone who is not as motivated to do well as you are? "
"What was your greatest achievement?"
"You seem like you are a very motivated individual with high standards for yourself. How would you handle working with someone who has set a lower standard or does not meet your expectation?"
"Tell us why you choose your major."
"What was the downside that you observed from your pharmacy-related experience?"
"They asked a question specific to volunteer work that I do at a center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assualt. The question was something to the effect of, "Your work at MPC - it surprises me that a suburban/main stream girl like yourself was able to function in such a difficult situation. How did you prepare yourself for this and how did you react in the situation?""
"What is the most difficult thing you've had to face, and how did you deal with it?"
"Do you feel you are culturally diverse?"
"If you’re from Florida, why would you apply here and not in Florida?"
"Where is pharmacy going?"
"Tell me about yourself (I think they were just being casual, unlike other interviews)"
"none, all were very predictable"
"They asked me how I dealt with the language barrier that I encountered (regarding to a job I held in Malaysia). I didn't expect it so I had a brain fart of which languages I sought translators for..."
"some specific problems of my application, I did't prepare for that seriously..."
"A few follow-ups were hard because it felt like they were just rephrasing the same question... "
"What have you learned from your research job that you can use if you become a pharmacist? "
"Explain an experience where you had difficulty leading others."
"Have you ever worked in a group situation where another group member had a different idea of what your outcomes should be and how you dealt with it."
"Tell us little bit about yourself. (it was too open ended)"
"No questions were even remotely difficult. "
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Same as above."
"How do you handle a situation when you know you cannot complete the task?"
"How do you deal with time management."
"Tell me about a time when you impacted someone while working in the pharmacy."
"My sophmore year grades were the lowest of the four years so they asked me what happened and why they were so much lower."
"What is your greatest achievement? Probably the most difficult to come up with an answer for, but luckily I had expected it and thought about it in advance."
"A specific time when something needed to be done and I stepped in and took charge. I gave a general example about work, but they wanted a specific instance."
"The interviewers did not have my personal statement on hand and did not have a chance to read it before the interview, so they asked me to sum it up. This was the first thing I was asked so it was stressful because I wanted to make sure I told them everything! So make sure you know why you want to be a pharmacist!"
"Tell me about yourself. ( I hate that one)"
"Explain how you deal with a situation involving confrontation."
"Ohio’s website, student ambassadors, Studentdoctor.net"
"Learn about school from website, faculty and students. Look at questions on SDN."
"SDN, prepared questions for all the questions posted...Ended up not needing them at all"
"looked an previous info on sdn and did some research on the school"
"SDN and family mock interviews"
"SDN feedback, meeting couple faculty members for tips."
"Read my personal essays, school website and recruitment material, SDN interview feedback questions."
"SDN and practicing with a friend."
"SDN, and mock interview with friends and family"
"Just went in as myself"
"SDN, reading up on current pharmacy-related events"
"SDN, school website, a mock interview, ask a current student "
"Went over application, practiced responses to questions I thought they would ask, SDN"
"SDN interview feedback"
"sdn, looked over school's website, mock interview with a friend"
"SDN, reviewed my PharmCAS application"
"look over the interview feedback"
"sdn, ohio state website"
"Looked over the feedback on this site, read over the website, asked students who were already in the program."
"I conducted a mock interview with myself in the shower the morning of the interview. "
"not much, just write down some basic questions and answers. The hardest thing is that English is not my first language, so I have to practice talking."
"I reviewed my PharmCAS application, looked over the OSU College of Pharmacy website, and read through the interview feedback posted here."
"I reviewed my application and talked to a current student."
"SDN, mock interviews, researched OSU on AACP, OSU website, etc"
"I practiced answers to common questions, and the read over feedback on here."
"Asked current OSU PharmD students about their interview."
"read over OSU's website, talked to current OSU students, reviewed answers to common questions"
"Reviewed previous interviews on this website, spoke with current pharmacists, went to the school the day before and spoke with one of the professors. Make sure you have questions prepared, that is very important. Many of your questions will be answered before your interview so be sure to have some odd questions."
"Read up on the school, read other interview experiences, talked to current Pharm.D students"
"research on school, asking current students about programs, school."
"Read SDN feedbacks, looked over OSU's website, did a mock interview."
"Read about the program online, researched interview questions and role played with a friend."
"Read SDN reviews, OSU website, went over my application, came up with answers to general questions"
"Reviewed infomation about the school online, application, and personal statement. Considered answers to general questions."
"Read the school website, practice for frequently asked questions."
"read other interview experiences, read all info on osu's website."
"Read through school literature, reviewed application and personal statement, did a mock interview with my fiance."
"Talked to people who are in the program to see what the main aspects of the program are, thought about responses to the very general questions."
"Really big school with friendly staff, great research opportunities and their curriculum"
"Really friendly staff and great interview process. It was more of a pat on the back than a stressful situation."
"The relaxed atmosphere of the interview made it easy to be myself and really portray why I liked OSU."
"Pretty much everything!"
"The friendly environment of everyone"
"The staff was very friendly. OSU is an excellent school - #5... and it matters. Lots of money and resources available to students at OSU."
"The way the staff made me feel so comfortable during the interview."
"all of the people there were very nice and helpful."
"the relaxed atmosphere...they aren't there to scare you, they really just want to get to know you"
"good school, big campus"
"Everyone was very nice, interview was really laid back and didn't seem like an interrogation. Impressive program."
"Everybody was very nice and we had a great batch of people. Student ambassadors were there basically the whole 4 hours to answer questions. Any questions about your file was answered right away. They did a great job telling us all about the school."
"campus, area, faculty"
"a lot of helpful information was given out and the people were nice and willing to answer all questions"
"The size of the entire campus. It was really big."
"Falculty and staff are very welcoming and really helpful. They try to make you easy not to stress out."
"Everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic about the school."
"Everyone was so nice that it made me feel welcomed and relaxed."
"The current P1 "student ambassadors" were all very nice and easy to talk to. "
"The school is so nice. They have hospital and research centers. Good school. People there are nice, friendly."
"The assistant dean of the college provided us with a very thorough overview of the college and the curriculum before we went off to our individual interviews. He gave me an excellent feel for what it will be like to attend their PharmD program, and I could tell that he is extremely happy/proud to be a part of the OSU pharmacy community."
"There are so many opportunities at this university. "
"The honesty of the dean and faculty"
"The OSU staff and current pharmacy students were very nice and happy to answer any questions. My interviewers also seemed very motivated to learn as much about me and my interests as possible during the interview."
"I am a student at OSU so it really wasn't anything that I'm not used to. Ohio State is a wonderfully diverse school and the faculty are very friendly."
"Everyone at OSU was extremely friendly and they definitely made me feel welcome. Having current PharmD students there to answer questions while I waited for my interview was very helpful. "
"The most impressive part of the visit was the amount of valuable information they give you and how honest they are about their college and the resources that are available to you during your visit so that you can learn as much about the college as you would like. I was also impressed with my interviewers, they were both alumni and it was great to see how much they still loved ohio state university after all the years since they have graduated. And how much they really wanted to get to know you, and you could tell they stay connected to the school simply because of their joy in interacting with students and the love of their alma mater."
"Everyone was very friendly and relaxed. Interviews were conversational and very low-stress"
"relaxed atmosphere. very casual."
"They were SOOO nice. Everyone there, the dean, the director of admissions, students, interviewers, just everyone went out of their way to make sure you were relaxed and they just really wanted to get to know you."
"The first hour was dedicated to informing you about the program and was very thorough!!First year students were there to answer all your questions and give you feedback."
"The campus was amazing, everyone was incredibly nice and made me feel at home, when faculty described the college of pharmacy they used the word "family""
"Learned some benefical infomation about the program and got to ask actual first year students questions also. Left with a great understanding of what I would expect from the program. I was very impressed with what I learned and left more excited about the idea of attending the school than before I went."
"Everyone was so nice at the school. My interviewer was very nice and non-intimidating. The interview process went smoothly and they will let you know the decision within a week."
"the detailed description of the program - i left having a great understanding of the education i would be receiving. the pharm. students were also extremely friendly and very willing to share their experiences."
"The faculty that interviewed me were soooo nice. The strength of the program, the curriculum, and their students all impressed me."
"Day long event that let's you know in depth what to expect out of the program. The response time after the interview was excellent, they called me 6 days later to tell me they would be offering me admission to the program."
"Construction but they are renovating to improve the school so didn’t mind it that much"
"Most of the other students were from OSU but it was only the 2nd interview date and I hear the eventual class is 50/50 OSU and new students"
"The construction was annoying and the building could use an update, that's about it."
"One of my interviews kept closing his eyes. I think he was bored."
"There is zero diversity, culturally or otherwise. Everyone seemed to have the same personality. The presentation that was given did not tell me anything about how their curriculum stands out from other schools', he just kept talking about how highly the school was ranked. The majority of the students I interviewed with said they choose OSU because either because of its ranking or because their parents went there; only one other person had a specific reason."
"facilities are a bit run down...the school could use a little bit of a facelift"
"the buildings all looks the same. one interviewer's English sounds like spainish and it's really hard to understand him for a non-native speaker like me. >"<"
"nothing really... I guess the 1st year students they had us talk to weren't that helpful, except maybe 1 or 2."
"The building we were in seemed very crowded. The campus also gave me a very conservative feel which really turned me off. The campus and pharmacy school offered little to no diversity which really shocked me because of its vast size."
"The long wait before my interview. I was last to go so I had to wait two hours."
"There were some construction, and I have to pay for parking (garage parking)"
"Because the school is so large (and perhaps I was influenced because I had previously interviewed at a smaller school) I felt as though the atmosphere between the students and faculty is not very personal."
"The tour given by the student. I thought the tour would just be of the pharmacy school, but it ended up being a tour of OSU's campus, which is huge. It was a very hot day, and the tour wasn't very beneficial."
"The interview was done by an alumni and a faculty member. I was the first to interview. They attempted to be nice, but seemed very nervous, almost uncomfortable being there. While they stressed being layed back I found more of the opposite to be true. After the interview I waited more than 2 hours for a disappointing tour that could have been given in smaller more personal groups rather than waiting for everyone to be done."
"nothing...I was highly impressed"
"The interview itself seemed slightly rushed, as you are there with a group and then taken back one by one to the interviews, time got short towards the end and I felt rushed during the actual interview."
"Students make it seem easier to get admitted into the school than it is. They send more denials than I expected"
"I wish I had believed the interview was going to be so informal and relaxed."
"I wish I would have known to not be so nervous. I spent way to much time being nervous about the day."
"It really was as relaxing as everyone said it was :)"
"There was going to be five students who actually had some interesting and good information to tell me. Also that a lot of time would be spent just sitting around talking to the P1 students."
"there is really no stress at all, I was too stress out."
"to focus on what I had submitted in my app since they asked mostly questions specific to my file"
"How relaxed the interview would be"
"I was the last one interviewed.............."
"Maybe that it wasn't going to be as stressful as I thought it would be."
"I wish I knew how friendly everyone was so I wouldn't have been so nervous."
"Prepared myself a little more for in depth and specific questions. I was a little tired after traveling all day."
"The pharmacy program is ranked extremely high, I had no idea. Also a lot of the professors were world reknown which impressed me."
"Not to be so nervous."
"I wish I would have known how relaxed the interview was going to be. I wouldn't have stressed so much the night before."
"It's actually pretty fun. You get to meet students from all over the country - correction - all over the world. Relax and have fun."
"This program is ranked 7th nationwide on US ranking news."
"Two things: 1. If you are an out of state student, you can apply for Ohio residency and pay the in-state tuition after your first year in the program. 2. It started raining before the tour. Since we walked over to see the new rec center, it would have been nice to have an umbrella!"
"The interview is basically to prove to them that you have people skills and are motivated to go to Pharmacy School."
"not to go on the tour"
"not to be stressed"
"I wish I had more questions to ask other than the program itself. The dean explained most of the basic questions that I had prepared so I was left with nothing to ask! "
"I wouldn't have bothered to go on the tour."
"I wish I didn't get so stressed out about it, because it was a great experience."
"that in their pre-recs, they require 2 semester of physics - not one, which apparently i read incorrectly on their website. so, now i have to take a summer school class. blah."
"I wish I hadn't worried so much. The interview seemed to be low pressure and I think it went well."
"Fine details about the program from students...not a whole lot else because I researched the program a lot."
"Amazing school. I had a tough interviewer but I was extremely impressed with the school"
"Great school and great experience, looking forward to starting this Fall!"
"The interview day was actually enjoyable. The staff at OSU actually wants you there and want to see you get in."
"Very easy going interview, very relaxing. Make sure to dress in layers, the 5th floor was super hot during my interview."
"Excellent school. Received admission offer in 5 days!"
"RELAX and prepare for the basic questions only, do not stress out too much....they are all very nice, and really just try to get to know a little bit more about you rather than the information on paper."
"great program and in a big city without the big city prices...oh, and a great football team!"
"the questions were not hard, but I think I screwed up. I hope I can get in..."
"The actual interview itself is variable in time for each person. But you are in a certain order, and then they do a file review."
"it was a good experience overall. it was a little tiring because i'm not a morning person and i had to wait a while to get to the actual interview since i was one of the last ones to go. my interviewers were a little intimdating and i kind of felt they were interrogating me. my interview was also relatively short compare to other people's which was somewhat nerve wrecking. so be prepared for that if you go. other than that, the admisson staff and students were very nice, and i like the school a lot. "
"It was a good experience. The interview was a little more intimidating that most that I've been too because it was one-on-one and open file. They didn't really as questions, it was more ''explain your involvement in...(pick an activity on my file).''"
"There is a lot of waiting time and currently pharm student answer the question from the interview. We briefly visited the campus, recreation center (biggest in the country). "
"A group of 20 of us first sat in a room where we introduced ourselves and a faculty member went over information about the program. We then sat and waited for our turn to interview. Pharm.D. students were available for us to converse with as we waited. "
"The interviewers asked about half questions and half "I see you're involved in..." followed by a glance up at myself, prompting me to comment on that specific activity. "
"They are nice people and I felt very welcomed. If English is your first language, nothing you should worry about, just be yourself. I really like the school because pharmacy students will be around with other medical students, and other health related students. They have a very good pharmacy program, you should join them if you can live with cold weather."
"My experience was relatively stress free, and I was able to learn a lot about the program during my visit. Also, they get back to you about the admissions committee's decision VERY FAST! I interviewed on a Saturday, and they emailed me to let me know I had been accepted the following Thursday!!! :-)"
"It went very smoothly. The interviewers were both alumni and seemed interested in getting to know my personality. There were current students available to talk to in the lobbey and they all seemed to think very positively of the school. The admissions committee decides very quickly, too, which is nice; I was notified three days later that I got in!"
"About 20 of us came in and got our packets and then the dean talked about the program for about 30 min. He went over the curriculum and information about the school. Then as we waited to interview we went over our coursework with the admissions counselor and also were able to talk with financial aid. After you had your interview you were free to leave. There was an optional tour afterwards that I didn't do."
"The interview was very laid back. There were about 20 people that were interviewing. The group first learned about the College of Pharmacy and then we went on to our individual interviews. After the interview we reviewed our transcripts with an advisor and there were refreshments- cookies and drinks."
"There were about 20 other students there. After we introduced ourselves, the Assistant Dean gave us a thorough overview of Ohio State's program, which was extremely informative. Then we had interviews, and while we waited for our interview, current PharmD students were there to talk to us and answer any questions we had about the program, curriculum, living in Columbus, etc. After everyone was done with their interview, a student led us on a tour of campus."
"it was great, my interviewers were really enjoyable and very easy to get along with. It was a pleasure for me just to meet them and to hear all the great things they had to say about the school and their experiences with ohio state."
"Overall it was very laid back. A small group of maybe twenty five people listened to the dean speak for around forty-five minutes before splitting up for interviews. We chatted and munched on snacks while waiting and went over our files to make sure they were complete. The interview itself was with two people, one faculty member and one practicing pharmacist in my case. They worked their questions into the conversation so it hardly seemed like an interview."
"The interview was pretty laid back. The dean went through all the pharmacy curriculum which was unusual, but informative. We were in the student lounge in a circle(more or less). We went around introducing ourselves(name, school, major) and started interviews by the schedule. There was NO written exercise, which took me by surprise. We just went over the missing files and we were on our way to go. "
"When you first get there the dean comes in and tells you about the college and the curriculum, he is very informative. Then, everyone has a scheduled for their interview and while you wait for your turn you eat bagels and drink juice and do a file review and talk to current students. Honestly, do not stress out! It's so laid back. Everyone always says 'be yourself'. It's the best advice--it got me in :)"
"My interview was on a Saturday morning, and they had bagels and juice for us in the meeting room, and each of us briefly described ourselves. We then had a relaxed discussion of what OSU was like, the classes, and the organizations that students were in. We also met with a member of the admissions staff to make sure our file was complete and all prerequisites had been completed. Then each of us went back individually for our personal interview with a member of the staff and an OSU pharmacy graduate. The interview was very relaxed and comfortable, not too many surprise questions...they really just want to know what you are like, make sure that you are human, and if they feel you can handle their program. Their admissions committee meets in the following week and the people that interview you will give their recommendation and speak on your behalf. Then they will call or email you within a week letting you know their decision."
"Took an hour tour of the campus with a group of people who were interviewing. Had an infomational session for an hour and got some great infomation about the program. Interviews were done one by one and I was last to go in my group. While I waited, I got to talk to first year students and got their prospective on the program. I also met with an admission's counselor to go over my application to make sure it was complete and answer any questions about financial aid, etc. The interview itself was very conversational and laid back. Mostly we discussed my current school, major, etc. and any questions I had about their program. My interviewers were so nice, I was really more stressed than I needed to be. The tour began at 12:00 and I was done by 4:00, so it was not a very long or stressful day. "
"I had a positive experience because I was interviewed by only one person. So it was more like a conversational interview and it was relaxing. No tricky question, no personality wise questions. There will be one hour for informational session, three hours of interview, and one hour of tour. While waiting for your turn, there were pharmacy students there to share their experiences. Luckily I went first, so I ended up just chatting with the people and ate bread. "
"All in all it was a very positive experience. My interview started at 1p (with an optional tour at 12p - I did not go to that), and began with an admissions welcome, then a dean's address. the dean went through the entire curriculum, the school, the people, the place, etc. then, after a short break the interviews began - i was lucky enough to be 2nd so i didn't have to wait very long. while we were waiting for our turn there were plenty of pharmacy students around that you could talk to. the interview itself, though formal, was very congenial. they asked me a lot of questions about the activities i am involved in, not too many difficult things - just talking about what i love to do. after the interview, i went back to the room with all of the other interviewees and had a file review with an admissions counselor. after that i was free to go - i was out the door by about 3:45-4p."
"All students interviewing met as a group for an information session about curriculum. Then, we were called back one by one for interviews. The people who were not interviewing had the opportunity to talk with current PharmD students about the program, and meet with the admissions director to make sure files were complete."
"Overall, it went pretty well. The only reason I gave the stress a 7 was because of the time constraints and feeling rushed during the interview itself. Otherwise it was a good day: the goals of the program were well laid out and it was nice to be there with other prospective students."
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"Nothing, everything was great"
"Admissions staff were very friendly and helpful"
"none,they were all very nice and helpful."
"I was exactly the last one interviewed and it seemed like I waited forever. hope they can improve th"