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  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Charleston
Individual Feedback 1 10 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 10
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.10 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
9.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 7

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 7
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

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

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 10
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 9
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 10

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

"Why MUSC" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you become interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What class did you find the most challenging in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you pursuing PharmD/Why MUSC in particular?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why do you want to go to MUSC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the credit for groupwork should be divided?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" 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)?

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you done to prepare yourself for the rigors of pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think pharmacy school will be different from your previous college experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Also asked some more specific questions related to my work/academic history." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you want to work once you get your Pharm.D?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to leave your current profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to MUSC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal achievement are you the most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't remember any direct questions. It was informal and conversational. One was open-file and the other was closed file. General questions about your application, why MUSC, and why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were not any specific interview questions. They knew my file and asked general questions about my applicationl, how I knew my evaluators, why SPECIFICALLY their school." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest weakness? (I think that's a dumb interview question, because everybody has a prepared answer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could tell me just one thing to remember you by, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Do you have any questions?"...this was kinda emphasized so make sure you have questions to ask during your interview about what you are interested in, the school, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, browsed the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scoured the University website, and re-read the Pfizer quide to pharmacy careers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for the interview by reviewing questions posted on this website and methodically writing out answers in order to clearly define my thoughts and ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, reviewed common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback on this website, looked at internet for most commonly asked interview questions, thought of some questions to ask, and thought of answers to questions I may be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked on google for some basic interview tips and looked on this site to get a feel for the types of questions they might ask. I also re-read my admissions essay and familiarized myself with the school's website and program offerings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through other interview experiences/questions, researched program, and thought of questions to ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just practiced answers to common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for random questions and also general questions. I reread my personal statement and also the mission statement of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that they tell you how much they want YOU to choose THEIR school just as much as you want them to choose you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and laid back everyone was and their genuine interest in the students and their success." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms and how friendly everybody (students and faculty) was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very attentive and genuinely interested in the prospective students. They were very organized, thorough, and well-prepared to make the interview process worthwhile for all parties." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice all the faculty was and how laid back the whole process was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met seemed to be very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus resources/growth, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff was extremely friendly, very pleasant atmosphere. Charleston area is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NOTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is a little outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main classroom seemed rather dark and dreary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy building is pretty old, but they are moving their offices into a new building next door." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very crowded and extremely difficult to find parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of construction going on in the area. Parking is horrible." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not enough interaction with students of the school. I felt like I did not get enough of students' opinions." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would be interviewed by two members of the faculty. One would not know anything about your file, the other would. The one who looked over your file is the one on the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview questions were not asked as direct questions but more conversational. I wouldn't of been so nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of time alotted during the interviews for questions from me. I had a few I asked, but I wished I had had more to keep the conversation flowing a bit better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Best place to park is a little behind the Pharmacy/Medicine building. It's a parking area that is .75 per half hour. Will be about $11 for the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"More about their research in the pharmacy dept." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were very personal and laid back. The staff made you feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a very helpful presentation on the school, and the program before a tour and interview. Very laid-back and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall experience was very positive. I was incredibly impressed with the school's desire to position itself among the finest in the country, and I left feeling as if this were an institution poised to offer marvelous opportunities to its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was long. We were there for four hours total. The experience was great and I actually had a very nice time." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are there for four hours, but most of that time is taken up with introduction, financial aid talk, and tour. The actual one on one interviews are only 30 mins each and are very conversational and not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive, overall. Relieved it's over now! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good experience, they try to make it as relaxed as possible and take the approach that it is as much a chance for them to interest you in their program and get you to want to attend as it is a chance for them to get to know you and decide if they think you'll do well in their program. So it's not supposed to be too intimidating. Make sure you have questions to ask - this is really emphasized. Especially since one of the one-on-one interviewers has not reviewed your file, it's important to have some questions/comments in mind to keep the conversation going. Most importantly, just relax and be yourself!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. After the interview I felt a little scared because they really didn't ask direct questions so I'm interested in knowing what exactly they were wanting to hear. Best advice is to keep a conversation going and ask plenty of questions, and SMILE" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 9
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.57 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 3
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 4
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

Charleston

CHS

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 3
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.14 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

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