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  • Pacific University Oregon - School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Hillsboro
Individual Feedback 3 74 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 51
Negatively 11
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.18 71

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.21 72

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.16 69

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 6
20 minutes 17
25 minutes 16
30 minutes 30
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 72
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 63
In a group 9

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 6
Closed file 60

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.07 73

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

"Why Pacific University Oregon School of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pacific University? Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy, why pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book, movie or tv show?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if you're stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pacific University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an elderly lady comes in with a prescription 10X the recommended amount would you fill it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most recent Non-Science Book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your plan, if you don't get accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General: Why Pacific? Why Pharmacy? What particular field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you do on the team work activity? How did you group come to that conclusion? How do you work in a team? What are your 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses? Alot of other questions that I don't remember because it was one right after the other! " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of the practitioner-scientist model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last non-science book u read and liked? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your application? I had applied the previous year and hadn't even gotten an interview. I had to get more pharmacy experience and more community service. I did both!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you work in groups? What role do you take in group work? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy? Why Pacific? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Share three strengths and weaknesses demonstrated in your application file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why Pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most difficult experience you had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you manage stress" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why pacific" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why choose Psychology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue a degree in psychology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions about yourself, clinical experience and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've come a long way from Texas. Why do you want to come to Pacific? Have you ever considered any other health profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why Pharmacy? Why Pacific? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Pacific University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Why Pharmacy? Why Pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you selected Pacific Oregon ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of team-oriented questions. (ie how do you deal with team members, what is your role in a team, give an example when you were part of a team etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you didnt get into pharmacy school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The basic "Why Pacific?" and "Why Pharmacy?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pacific? Why Pharmacy? Could you see yourself working in a small community pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy, Why Pacific, What do you expect to see yourself doing in the next five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and why Pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? Pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"all different kinds of people come into the pharmacy and how to deal with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Does anything in your closed file worry you when it comes to admission decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you don't get in, what's your plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change or improve one thing on your application what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one thing you wanted us to remember you by what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could have you improved on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some strengths and weaknesses from your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel prepared for this rigorous program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In one word, describe Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational: How do you work in a group? Give an example. If you were in a group and someone wasn't cooperating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe 1-2 characteristics you are proud of, and 1-2 you're not so proud of" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in pursuing a Psyd?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do if you don't get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last non-science book I read? I kind of talk a lot when I''m nervous so I gave them a little book report :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us three strengths and three weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three strengths and weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name strengths and weaknesses in your application? In the field of pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three strengths and three weaknesses of your application, as compared to your fellow candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pacific University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why here and not California schools. Where do you see yourself in 5 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pacific University School of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why choose Pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your grade trend is not as strong as some of our other applicants. Why do you think you will be able to handle the rigorous pace of our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing that you dislike most about working in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught another student cheating? Are you a follower or a leader in a group? What would you do if there was a slacker in your group? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest science course for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 of your strengths? What are 2 of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you solve the conflict, if one of your group member is not working properly ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pacific & pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel that taking tests in a group will benefit your learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your Father were here today, what would he say is your three worst faults? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the last non-science book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be prepared to handle the condensed fast paced block system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last non-science book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is your best learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pacific" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a few strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me a little bit about your self?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose pacific?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my definition of success?" 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)?

"What is the role of a pharmacist in patient care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you haven’t mentioned that we should take back to the admitting committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What new skill have you learned recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you work in a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about giving back to community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could you have improved on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you in a group? leader or member?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you do not get accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you prepare emotionally/mentally for the move to OR, to adapt to being back to school, especially an accelerated program like this one? (Since I was out of school for ~ 4 years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy and why Pacific (FYI - expect to be asked this at EVERY school no matter what. You should have this answer down! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How you are going to deal with people who are against your belief of practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you take on in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List two of your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"About You: What are your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing would you like us to take back to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one upside to a future in pharmacy, and a downside?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your first job? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the importance of research to a clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the team activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you know why you want to get into this profession- especially if you may be going back to school after a break or changing careers." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are far from home and family, how will you make Portland home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most favorite class that you took in college and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans if you don't get in? A lot of questions about being in a group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Teamwork is important at Pacific, how does that fit into your approach to your academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What roles do you usually take in a group situation? How would you say you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book your read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pacific" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't be a pharmacist for some reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you study? Name a weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"last book, how u study, manage stress, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 7 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a good candidate for graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the importance of research for pure clinicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better candidate than some of your fellow interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pharmacist, what type of pharmacist would you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else you can tell us that will make us remember you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us your Pharmacy tec. experience ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your idea of clinical pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were one object in this room, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the last non-science book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you manage your time? How do you handle stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a group member that was not contributing to the group, not doing their work, even after you have spoken to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 5 yrs after pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about multiple professors teaching in one block?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict you've had while working with a team, and how it was resolved." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last non-science book that you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you dislike about this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you like not having grades and just going to the pass fail system like the school is doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you settle disputes between others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do I play in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the last non science course or book you read" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Open ended question) Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the pharmacy profession be like in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a positive and negative side of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a bottle of tylenol with codeine that was prescribed to you, would you give some to a friend who needed it for pain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They only asked me 3,4 very basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an elderly lady comes in with a prescription 10X the recommended amount would you fill it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"one word you think of when you hear pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When all interviews end, how would like us to describe you to other comittees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle a situation where someone did something against my beliefs? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pacific and not San Diego? (I live in San Diego)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing would you like us to take back to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing would you like us to tell the Admissions Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about future career plans." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What surprised me most in the pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell the admissions committee about you, to convince them to accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a book/movie/play that you've read or seen that you enjoyed. Why did you enjoy it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty generic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last non-science book you read? Also, they asked me some specifics about volunteer work I mentioned earlier in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they asked situational questions to see how i would handle stress/emotions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider a weakness in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, it was very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"questions were very general. no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"compare LA to Oregon. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got a 89.5 % and did not pass the first assessment, how would you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle negative feedback?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all generic. I was only asked one question about a pharmacy experience--"Describe a stressful situation you have observed or been a part of in a pharmacy."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the upside of pharmacy and the downside of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions were all I expected, many team questions, one question was "would you still want to be a pharmacist if they made $40,000/year"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which class would be the most difficult for you in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you view the (working) relationship of the pharmD and the techs? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I get Oregon and its people ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What surprised you most in your first day at working in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about blocks being taught by multiple teachers" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working at a retail pharmacy, and was giving a consultation for a drug with minor side effects, were you disclose those side effects knowing the possible psychological aspects of this information on the patient... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What or who made you want to get into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone was trying to ask for something that went against your beliefs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I feel about different faculty members teaching the same block? (I had really never thought of it before than) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last non-science book that you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last non-science book you read." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a "pharmacist hero"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know...(Someone's name) from where I was from." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the dosing of vancomycin. (it was a joke)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a patient with a stroke and you have a party you are hosting, who is your priority?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the pros and cons you see developing in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you had to adapt in a job of school setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems as though you have a lot of leadership positions and you spend a lot of time doing community service. How do you know when to ask for help?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to overcome a challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"They only asked me 3,4 very basic questions. So nothing was really hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an elderly lady comes in with a prescription 10X the recommended amount would you fill it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you change one thing about you, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's negative and positive about pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One thing I would tell the admissions committee about myself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"List two of your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All the questions were very straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't really think that there was one question that was more difficult than the others." More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing would you like us to tell the Admissions Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can u say about yourself that will help us remember you when we review your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not offered admittance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a more personal reason you want to be a pharmacist. They were looking for something beyond work and school experiences, which I had already mentioned. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three strengths or weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me one thing to take away to the admissions committee" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very conversational so nothing scary difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think about the dynamics of your group during the team building exercise? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect to get out of Pacific University" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider a weakness in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above (I had already gotten in and wasn't sure whether or not to say so)" More from this Member | Report Response

"all generic/expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I am not accepted this year, then what will I do? (not really difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three strenghts in your application. (Question seemed broad and I got caught off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us three strengths and three weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your understanding of the scholar/practitioner model." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult, all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was an difficult situation you have been in and how did u handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were to fly you home and fly a friend here in your place, what would the say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pacific divides the class up into groups of 6 and you work with these people all year. Question: What would you contribute and bring to the team and to pacific. I didn't prepare for this question so it threw me off." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is pharmaceutical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the pharmacy profession in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of person really irks you? Give an example!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you study MD or PA rather than Pharm.d.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role would you not like to participate with in a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were a pharmacist and you double checked a medication that the instructions were wrong and you confront the pharm tech, and she insisted that she is right. how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were pretty much fair." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were denied admission to pharmacy school, why do you think you were denied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really too difficult. They did ask, "What is it about you that makes you stand out from the others?" I had to take a minute to think that one through." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your strongest and weakest experiences, or what was your strongest and weakest points?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about your GPA trend. I noticed here they weren't that high, especially in the science area. How do we know you are ready for our rigorous program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a team and one of your teammate is not participating in group activities and presentations, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain something that negatively impressed you about a pharmacist you have worked with or observed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you can't be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all were easy, but it seems like they were grilling me with questions rather than asking me questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"give an example in your life of a conflict with a person and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a pharmacist, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, I expected most everything they threw at me" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I make my decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Viewed interview feedback from past SDN questionnaires" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at SDN questions, but also came up with my own. But, there really isn’t a great way to prepare. Know yourself and why you chose the field of pharmacy. Look up current events in pharmacy in case you want to strike a conversation with your interviewers. But honestly, I would glance over some questions and mostly focus on yourself and your journey to pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read old SDN questions, and try to elaborate as much as possible on my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, writing down my answers and practicing outloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"recorded interviews, talking to myself, asking friends to ask me questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews at school, practiced with family and friends, looking at the interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN & Mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, self practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through interview feedback, practiced with friends and got some suggestions from my current university's career center. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: truly understanding yourself and why you want pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and by reviewing my essays and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, prepared some brief talking points to respond to basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice infront of the mirror and infront of other people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the program and asked questions before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn (thanks to ppl who made the other interview feedbacks! it really helped =]), review app. just went out to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN, talked with P1 students, read up on current issues. I also prepared and practiced answers to questions- in front of the mirror with dress clothes on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN Wrote lists of talking points for each question. Read up on current pharmacy news. Read a book on pharmacy ethics and laws. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read questions off of StudentDoctor.net, talked to a current P3 student, and read up a lot about Hillsboro and the University." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed personal application and resume, read up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced answering previous interview questions posted on SDN, and wrote some short essays to prepare for the writing sample." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read up online regarding interview tips, and read up on health care issues in the U.S." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, preparation sheet provided by pacific, practice interview with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on SDN. Already did 2 interviews the weeks before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied SDN, assessed previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading reviews from this website and practiced writing essays. " More from this Member | Report Response

"snd. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, practice answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN!! I'm thankful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the paper literature they sent, and reviewed their website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the program and faculty biography." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school and the area of pharmacy I want to get into. Also went through all of the interview feedback question on SDN which was probably the most helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced typical interview questions and used SDN. I wasted a lot of time preparing for this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN...thanks! Also with interviewing books and having friends ask me questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn really helped" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote out answers to common pharmacy school and other graduate school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and SDNers (Thank you:)). Brainstormed possible questions. Researched profession, current profession topics, and school. Conversed with admissions staff at school. Shadowed Pharmacists. Informal Mock interview questions with my own (in my head) self and with my wife. Life Experiences! Relaxed too:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and the school web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview at school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, not much prep.. looked over the questions think of possibilities of answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN - Feedback section PM'd - both P1 students and 1st round applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn,review basic interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, talking to friends, RELAXING, eating breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, mock interviews, knew my application inside and out, educated myself about Pacific and the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rested, had breakfast, conversated with the P1 students ahead of time, and tried to stay as relax as possible. The food they provided took a lot of stress off. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, feedback, PM's current students, researched the schools website, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, attend career/interview workshop, read about current issues and practice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice, practice, practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice, Practice, Practice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed sdn and I wrote out answers to most likely questions, as well as reading over essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the school website, SDN and I read other students experience" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The accelerated program schedule" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location, right by the MAX, lots of nice food places in the area, very friendly, parking garage right across the street" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly and it was a very team oriented community. Student ambassadors were helpful and very honest with how" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staffs" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were so friendly and nice, made me comfortable to speak freely. the student panel was very welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like their block system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their detailed presentation of the school, friendly and supportive student ambassadors!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the team building activity and the presentations were informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was, from faculty to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Friendly faculty, impressive curriculum, current students seem happy with the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students. They seem to really like the school and very willing to come out and show their enthusiasm. That really meant something to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had a student panel where you could ask questions to a lot of current students at once. The group activity was fun! It was ranking items for survival in the desert." More from this Member | Report Response

"students and stuff where friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Inteviewers try to relax you and listen to your stories." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly friendly, and willing to share their experiences and suggestions. The interview process was organized very well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and the surrounding looks pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students and staff (even the people in Oregon were friendly!), eco-friendly building, the MAX line, the culture in Oregon (the state tries to maintain this weirdness culture which I find interesting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I'm impressed with the program, staff, and the students. Everyone seems very friendly and it seems like a great place to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is incredibly friendly. They try to make you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is eco-friendly. They said something about the building being made out of recyclables." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is in a great location and shares a building with other health sciences. The building is very high tech with a plug-in for laptops at each seat. The program seems to be of good quality." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked their emphasis on teamwork and interdisciplinary interaction. Their modified block format is also of interest to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school system...three years. work every other week. passing grade for classes is 90%+. Current pharmacy students were very easy to talk to. very nice. the team activity was interesting. I was lucky to get the early interview time (didn't have to wait long like other students). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The warm friendly community. This includes: shuttle drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, the other applicants, strangers on the train, and of course the school's students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was...the students, especially were so happy to answer any and all questions that were asked of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The building is a green building. They try to save water, paper, and even collect rain water from the roof. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors were friendly and many of them gave up valuable study time to spent the day answering questions, giving tours, and providing support and encouragement." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked that my three interviewers had different roles with the school. One was a professor, another a board member, and the last was a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice and sincere. The atmosphere was awesome and I had a nice time. :-)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the number of student ambassadors present to answer questions and ease nerves" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were all nice. You can tell that the staff really care about the program. The school is eco-friendly and has LEED gold certification. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Free lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum was presented with much organization and detail. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly staffs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Orientation and welcome was very helpful. I was able to relax before the interview and it was very informative about the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student were nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"How student-centered it was - everyone was really friendly! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities (though small), and that they are building new buildings to open soon. Also, because the program is located in a building with other medical programs, they subscribe to a more holistic view of patient care." More from this Member | Report Response

"The support the faculty has for their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The area was exactly as I had pictured it and everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. It felt very informal and comfortable. The faculty, staff, and students were very upfront with all the information we needed and answered all of our questions very thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were upbeat and positive. The people were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, the faculty and the current students! Everyone was very enthuiastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"school is very laid back, team and student focused. p1's all say the teachers are awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The block style of classes and the enthusiasm of the students and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum. I knew about it before but learned even more about it during the welcome session! I am very impressed with the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Oregon state and its people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student-centered environment. The program really seems to care about the progess of their students. Even though the school is a building, it's a new and nice facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff were positive and eager to help" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus (building), the current students and faculty, and especially the other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students and staff were friendly. the whole interview day session was casual and made the applicants feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"How the admissions staff made the school sound like they really knew what they were doing. The students seem very enthusiastic about their school also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm for the success of the student, new facilities, small student to teacher ratio. I like the "small" feel so the fact the campus is one building was a positive component for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How enthusiastic the staff was and how friendly everybody was. Also, they had research presentations on the effects of a pass/no pass system (which they are) in comparison to a grading system. That was neat!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The public transportation was great in the area. Loved how everything is high-tech in the school, and how all the students loved it so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the P1's are very enthusiastic. The school is willing to help students pass each block!!! Students have two chances of getting a 90% on each test" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very informative and enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and ethusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"new campus for professionals and new program style" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how enthusiastic everyone was about the new PharmD program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The honesty and open mindedness of the staff and faculty. They seem well informed and eager to make the new school the best pharmacy school available." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition and living cost (for other students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fairly small building and library" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professor that interviewed me had a very dry personality and didn't seem like he wanted to be there. The student ambassadors answers about their experiences at the school seemed rehearsed as they all said the same things and down-played anything that they didn't like about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus was one building" More from this Member | Report Response

"that there was not a real campus for the graduate programs; it is just one building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy is just one floor" More from this Member | Report Response

"the 7 hour interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"No breaks to travel home" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather. It rained ALL of the time! When it is wet and cold at the same time, I don't feel like going out which I like to do often." More from this Member | Report Response

"That a student compared a dog to a child." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I wish it wasn't all day, but it was nice to get to know the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"some activities were not needed ( student panel)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers did not come off as friendly, conversational individuals. They didn't smile very much, or encourage me in my answers. It was one question after another with little or no reaction to my answers. Though I heard from many others that their interviewers were smiling and supportive- so perhaps its just my situation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers. They rushed me to finish b/c they wasted so much time on the person ahead of me so I can go on to the next rotation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is basically one floor of that one building. -__- I wish they expanded Forest Grove instead of creating a single building in Hillsboro." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is a little dicey, but the school is located along the Maxline, which allows for easy access from outside areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. Hillsboro is somewhat dicey, but there are nicer areas nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"First, this school should've used another name besides "PACIFIC University." There is "University of the Pacific", which is more established and can be easily confused with this school. Second, I think the interview having 1 interviewee (you) and 3 interviewer (them) is very intimidating. Please read my "general comments" section for more details." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"how cold it was! also how small the pharmacy department is...just one floor." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had to do a team exercise and our team moderator, a current pharmacy student did not give us the full 15 minutes the task was allocated. She was very adversarial. The team was great however she made the experience very unpleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"We did a team-building exercise. It was okay, except I did feel like I was being watched by the student moderator." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although everyone was saying the interview was very conversational and they only wanted to get to know you, I felt that since I was assigned a later interview time the interviewers just wanted to be done with the whole process. They asked no follow up questions to my answers but just felt preoccupied to shooting off all the questions that were on their list. I could have mentioned I won the Nobel Peace Prize and they would have just nodded their heads and went off to ask "Now how would you deal with a difficult group member?" I was interviewed by a student and a pharmacist that had no affiliation to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get a strong sense of academic research and intellectual curiosity. When the students were asked what they did for fun, they all looked at each other and laughed nervously." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the team building exercise was a little awkward." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long I had to wait for my interview. It stressed me out a little bit. I also felt like I was being watched by the ambassadors.... not fun..." More from this Member | Report Response

"how long i had to wait around for my interview... i was in the last group" More from this Member | Report Response

"No parking, but the school is across the street from the MAX." More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of time for everything. I was there for 7 hours. They made me wait around for over three hours to interview. We literally were just supposed to kill time by talking to students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were nearly 60 people being inverviewed, and there are another 60 or so next week being interviewed for only 20-25 spots left. They filled about 40 seats already!" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"almost everything. Location, no parking for students, dean didn't show up, LOnnie anderson didn't tell us that the interview would end by 3 for everyone and we could fly back home say day. Rotations for third year are not set up. This is not a campus, just one building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The health professions campus is really only one building with multiple floors..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean of Admissions, arrogant SOB" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building itself. Although it is still growing right now it is a small building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of parking. Other than that, nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide seemed clueless. The campus is a building. There were around 60 people being interviewed--that makes you feel like they want you to attend Pacific. NOT!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No parking on campus currently BUT you can take the train." More from this Member | Report Response

"cold cold weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do leave the "what will happen to you after the interview" timeline/etc. more up in the air from how it was explained previously. I do though excuse them somewhat because because Vanessa (the pharmacy admissions guru) has left for a new job and they are still in the process of that transition." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"no labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"No parking - None (unless your faculty anyway)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the girl's bathrooms had some problems with the new plumbing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wait between lunch and my interview. Lunch ended at 12:00pm and I had my interview at 2:30pm. I just went on a tour of the 5-floor health professions building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much. I was hoping the interviewers would have asked more questions about my pharmacy experience, or about myself as a person, or about what I could bring to the program or about how I could impact the field of Pharmacy. I tried to integrate those topics into the basic questions that were asked. This didn't give me a huge negative impression; I just worry that that they didn't get a chance to know me better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was very small, but given that this is a new pharmacy school and that the other professional programs and highly ranked, I think it's not that big of a deal. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The "campus" is a FREAKING BUILDING! I drove by the night before to check it out. I literally missed the school a few times because I was expecting a real campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean wasn't able to make it due to personal reasons. Alot of downtime." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite assurances to the contrary, the interview session was very high pressured. I felt like a creature being examined in a lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of waiting time" More from this Member | Report Response

"bad weather (cold and wet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"rainy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many canidates are already accepted into the program. My chances are looking at about a 1:7 ratio with the amount of seats available. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None at the this time." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. The tour at the interview answered a majority of my own questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not over stress and over-rehearse. Get plenty of sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"A list of questions to ask the student panel." More from this Member | Report Response

"the long long interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview day really does last from 8am to 3pm. Be prepared for the long day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, everything is straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress so much!! It was such a relaxing day and I was overly stressed about it. Also, beware that it's not just an interview and then you leave, it's a a whole day of activities. You will be there until 3 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tuition increased to 40K now and the total cost of everything is almost 60K/year." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you couldn't do rotations elsewhere, only in Oregon or Washington." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of stairs during the tour - wear comfortable shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many people where been interviewed for the 98 spots ( 350), and 3 interviews with about 60 spots left" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not that cold in Oregon!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe the order of my interview. Everyone will be split into one of three groups A, B, C which will determine the order of the Tour/Student Panel, Interview, and Group Activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have prepared even more for my interview. I rambled and stumbled quite a bit. UPDATE: I got accepted, so I guess I did something right :). Don't give up hope if you had a bad interview! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished I had known that this school is just a building. There aren't alot of parking spaces around the building (~20). The surrounding area is dilapidated!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's tough to find parking near the campus, prepare to park a block or so away." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are from out of town- you will interview first. If not, you may be sitting around chatting with the pharmacy students for a few hours before your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known: There was a cheaper hotel across the street from pacific. How tired I would be after traveling from 4am to midnight the day before the interview. (Don’t you just love delays) That hairspray doesn't fly well. I found out I needed to replace mine at 6:45am before the interview. How many other amazing people are applying for the same spot as I am. If you are in Portland; take the train (the MAX) downtown and enjoy the quirky shops and night life. Don't forget Voodoo Donuts. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the shuttle from the hotel did not run on weekends...we had to rent a car because of this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress! This was such a great experience and everyone was down to earth and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how long my wait after lunch and before the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have relaxed more. Also, fly in early not late in the evening. You will be tired on interview day if you don't get enough sleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the writing sample and team exercise were too easy- just focus on the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how early I would be finished. I scheduled a late departure because I wasn't sure of my exact interview time and ended up having to wait 4 hours for it. There was an earlier flight I could have booked that was cheaper and non-stop." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be there so long with absolutely nothing to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was just in ONE building." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. I've been to Pacific before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known that there would be freezing rain the day of the interview! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was one building." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to get there using the Max Light Rail w/o getting lost!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The pomposity and arrogance of the place." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt pretty well prepared because of all the feedback from SDN forums and interview section." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the fact that they have already decided who will attend and that the interview doesn't mean too much--so don't stess about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"all the folks on sdn warned me about the lengthy train ride from the airport" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"well, just a reassurance that faith in God's will deliver's peace and joy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that the School is that much small,unfurnished,compact and fictious. To tell you the truth our small yard is way bigger than the school. The building reminds me my father retail building in china.Anyway, it was my back up since I already got accepted in Arizona though they send me acceptance just to day ." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prepared me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"no parking avail for students or faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"use trimet.org to plan your use of light rail. It takes nearly 90 minutes to get to hillsboro from PDX. So plan your flights knowing this time restriction." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"How expensive the TOTAL tuition came out to be...they estimate with tuition, food, rent, etc. that it would be around $50,000!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long it would take to travel from the main city, Portland, to Hillsboro. I expected the travel to be short. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As mentioned, the school is one 5-6 story building. They squeeze all 6 of their programs into 4 floors. Luckily pharmacy gets their own floor." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 'campus' is one building that has one health program per floor." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a huge amount of downtime. After being fed lunch, interviewees were left in a room for up to three hours while waiting for a very short interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing to be nervous about, just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring my umbrella!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I live in the area, so nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the airport is hours away from the school" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Veteran friendly environment. One of the few accelerated 3-year programs that exist. Please be mindful when budgeting your student loans (on the high end with a high cost of living area)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers simply want to get to know you, they are not trying to tear you apart. Just be friendly and be yourself. ALWAYS email your interviewers later that day, thanking them for their time. This leaves a good impression and could potentially help you get that acceptance you’ve been waiting for." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic school and helpful student ambassadors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay calm" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty, current students and their block program made me want to choose the school, but the only thing that i did not like about the school was that there is not a real campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself! Try not to be nervous, they know you are, just try to be coherent." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great and everyone is super friendly. Try to stay calm, don't stress out like I did! And even if you stumble on a question, it's okay. Just make sure you know why you want to pursue pharmacy and know how to articulate it clearly to your interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went smoothly and I really liked the facility, as well as the students, staffs and faculty. If it hadn't been for the weather, I wouldn't think twice about accepting their acceptance, which came 6 days later." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a nice school, after the comment by a student comparing a child to a dog it was a done deal for me. I told them I was no longer interested in attending the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself! They are very nice and put you at ease - don't be intimidated by the interview. Remember that you should be honored to even be invited to interview - more than half the applicants are turned away without an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish they would prune out some applicants like other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be Yourself, they will like you!! Pacific is full of nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The writing sample was not too hard... The group activity was really fun... Interview itself was stressful, but that is to be expected I think. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically, the school is just a building next to the IMAX train. The students were very friendly and I like how the school utilized the block schedule. The only negative experience I experienced was how the interview was setup. THey split the students into 3 groups with a time limit. For my interview, due to the time limit, they rushed me b/c the interviewers didn't know how to manage their time. Another negative is that you can ONLY do your rotation in Oregon and Washington. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience I had in Oregon was amazing. Everything that could have turned out wrong, went way right! I highly recommend taking the time to explore Portland, riding the MAX rail, and staying at the Econolodge. I initially thought that I would have had to walk with my heels, suit, and luggage from the Econolodge (my stay) to my interview that morning. The people at the Econolodge actually called a taxi for us applicants at a cost of $2/person! They saved me the sweat and blisters and got me there on time! During the interview day, students, staff, and interviewers made sure I felt comfortable and invited me to ask any questions. Afterward, I took the MAX (very efficient) and arrived well before my flight departure - it takes approx. 1.5 to 2 hrs. Flight $300, Econolodge $55, Taxi $2, MAX $2, making a pirate impression "Arghhh" during my interview and laughing with my interviewers - Priceless. I am accepted so I guess I did something right :]. I definitely enjoyed my time here, I hope you do too! Good luck. -mvpharm" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how they gave us time to talk to current students. However, I did not like the interview itself. It was one of me and three of them. I felt like I was being interrogated. They asked me one question after the other and kept a straight face the whole time. At all of my other interviews, the interviewers were very nice and gave some sort of feedback (smile or nod). I guess it depends on who you get, but they should tell ALL of their interviewers to smile! I was accepted, but the interview process left me with a VERY negative impression. Thanks, but no thanks!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is in a great city, the Dean and the admissions staff were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school =]" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was fine. The interviewers and students were sooo nice, and I love how the school is so student-centered...they WANT you to succeed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of people asked to the interview so it's very crowded since the campus is one building. The PA program was also interviewing on the same day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was with a faculty member and Oregon pharmacist, but it was conversational and fun. We even laughed and smiled :-D. If you're out of state, take the TriMET. It picks up passengers at PDX and takes you directly to the school and only costs $2.50. Seriously, this will save you tons of money! Try to stay near a TriMET line too, the Townplace Suites was within walking distance to the Orenco Station and they even shuttled us to the interview in their hotel van the next morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day went pretty well, the wait was a little long, but there's nothing really to be done about it. I received my acceptance letter about 10 days after the interview, which was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice campus, everyone was totally nice too." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers and school representatives are really as nice as everyone says they are. try not to be nervous, they want you to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the school and the people. You can tell the students are happy, and the faculty genuinely want them to succeed. Yes, the campus is only one building so far, and pharmacy only takes up one floor. However, the other schools I've interviewed at so far were very similar in having just a few classrooms for lectures dispersed into different buildings. I wouldn't count it as a negative. The writing sample was only 15 minutes, but it's a simple situational question. Don't stress it too much. For those taking public transportation, it takes about an hour and a half to get from PDX airport to the school using the MAX. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave us information (telling us they don't have a dean), group breakouts, lunch, three hour gap, an interview with two people unaffiliated with the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very causual, more like a converstation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was relaxing and we were able to meet many students. The school exceeded my expectations and the set-up was great! They put a lot of effort into making you feel comfortable and informing you of any changes,etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was okay, but I wish I took more time to think and not just blurt out what was on my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very basic questions. Didn't ask me about my pharmacy experience, knowledge of pharmacy. Waste of time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a pretty relaxing interview! Just really generic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Disaster . . . This was one of my top rated schools before the interview. It was aggressive and disrespectful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school, and am interested in the holistic view of treatment of patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Open house, interview and tour. It was very relaxed. Probably about 50 people on Friday. Met with faculty and 3rd year student. Very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"At the time of the interview, I felt it started out well and went downhill. I thought afterwards that I didn't say what I wanted to in regards to why I wanted to do pharmacy and why I felt that this school was my right fit. I think a lot of it was nerves though and they take that into account." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only in the interview for 5 minutes before I was told we needed to speed things along because they were running behind! Like it was my fault. They already decided who would be admitted before the day, so it was pretty much a waste of my time and money!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview went really well. Don't be afraid to ask them to repeat a question...because they can fire them at you pretty rapidly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It went alright overall. I was very nervous during my interview and didn't say the things I wanted to correctly. In other words, don't answer right away and think before you say anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was rapid fire questions, each of the two interviewers would ask a question quickly one after the other." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. I had two pharmacists interview me. I only somewhat bumbled one question (which was actually the one I was most prepared for - go figure!). All in all it went great! Good info for those still to interview this year: It appeared to me that the interviewers had a list of 25 or so possible questions in front of them. They will choose 5-6 off that list to ask you. Also other questions will be embedded as a second part to a question or feed off of your answers to their questions. Be as ready as you can but don't stress too much. Scan the Pacific SDN threads here in interview feedback and the SDN pre-pharmacy forum. Also prep for common school/job interview type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hi guys, you really feel that you will be accepted by the admissions until you finish the interview . Then, you can see how they mislead you when you don't hear any thing from them up to the two weeks they will promise you on the interview day. I don't understand why this school is that much expensive. All cost(School fee,food,house, rent,...) around 50000.00$ a year. Wow !" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was very impressed by Pacific. The program, the faculty are seem to really care about it's students. Everyone is down to earth and very personable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the morning, i got lost and i came 30 minutes late. then the writing sample was very easy. and then the interviews turned out to be okay as they asked questions about pharmacy scenarios and where i want to go into. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent - The day was really laid back, and showed the character of the faculty and staff. Be yourself in the interview because that is all they are interested in knowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was a bit nervous but you have the chance to talk to other students prior to your interview time so that took some of the nervousness off. overall, it was a casual environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was positive overall and I really enjoyed being there. The people kept emphasizing the "casual" setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was pretty good. I had the first interview time at noon, so I didn't have the long downtime that many people did. The question and answers sessions could have been more in depth. I think many people didn't know what to ask. The essay was a breeze and the interview flew by. There was really no reason to worry. Everyone was very kind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It felt very relaxed and stress free. The people that interviewed me were very nice and welcoming. It didn't feel like they were bombarding me with questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"OK, forget all this low stress stuff from last year. They turned it up a notch this year. The questions were more indepth. I had Vanessa (admissions lady) interview me. She is actually apart of the admissions committee!! So all those times you email her prior to your visit, please know you're talking to the adcom indirectly! Since she knew my application inside and out from the admissions process, she asked me very specific questions. It was like an open-file interview. But it wasn't so bad because I practiced interviewing before. It got pretty stressful at first but they were both very nice. The pharmacist brought her own experience and asked for my opinion on that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions..Nothing was too hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was somewhat disappointed. Logistically, it is probably hard to accomodate a large number of candidates, but I thought the structure of the day could be re-worked. Also, only high-sugar and high-caffeine beverages were available, so it was extremely hard to relax during the downtime. I wish I had gone to the OSU vs USC football game...:(" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great! The info session was very well organized and informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"an ok interview with bad weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was ok, mostly seemed like a conversation to get to know mw better." More from this Member | Report Response

"great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little nervous but they were very nice, so after the first couple of minutes I relaxed. Things went smoothly after that." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was awesome and I am so blessed knowing that God will help me get into the school." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 59
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 5
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 46
Neutral 19
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 61

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 15
Out of state 54

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 17
2-3 hours 21
4-6 hours 17
7+ hours 13

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 46
Automobile 20
Train or subway 3
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 10
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 15
$401-$500 9
$501+ 12

What airport did you use?

American Airlines

Sea

Southwest

portland international airport

John wayne

Eugene (you have to drive to Hillsboro, but you can get tickets for $39 from Allegient Air)

LAX TO PDX

Portland

PDX

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 9
Hotel 47
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aloft

best western

best western (university)

comfort inn

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

Econo Lodge

econolodge

forest grove inn

Hillsboro Motel

Holiday Express Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Hotel B

Howard Johnson

Larkspur Landing

Marriot

Marriot, too expensive!!! btw

Marriott

No

Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Inn

Red Lion--Hillsboro

Red Lions Hotel in Hillsboro

something- suites by Marriott

Spring Hill Marriott

Springhill Marriott

Towneplace Suites

TownPlace Suites by Marriot

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Aloft

best western

best western (university)

comfort inn

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

Econo Lodge

econolodge

forest grove inn

Hillsboro Motel

Holiday Express Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Hotel B

Howard Johnson

Larkspur Landing

Marriot

Marriot, too expensive!!! btw

Marriott

No

Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Inn

Red Lion--Hillsboro

Red Lions Hotel in Hillsboro

something- suites by Marriott

Spring Hill Marriott

Springhill Marriott

Towneplace Suites

TownPlace Suites by Marriot

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 69

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 72

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 71

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.79 38

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.08 38

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.90 39

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Develop a Veterans Club Organization that provides all veterans entitlement information when applying to the program (ie Gi Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell the student ambassadors to be more honest with applicants because people tend to catch on when they're given the same answers from every student they talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of students seemed lost during the interview day, maybe provide a map? Nothing really to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Inform people that you have to do rotations in either Oregon or Washington." More from this Member | Report Response

"Put more hotels on their suggestion list. Listed ones are expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great job keeping applicants well informed." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had to do a team exercise and our team moderator, a current pharmacy student did not give us the" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice to have a schedule of the next academic year available for candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"knowing what time the interview was actually at would have been nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would be nice to know our exact interview time beforehand so that we can better schedule flights." More from this Member | Report Response

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