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  • Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Winchester
Individual Feedback 3 59 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 53
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 55

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.98 44

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.45 44

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 5
30 minutes 36
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 57
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 47
In a group 11

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 56

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.98 59

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

"What would you do if you were working in a group and one person was slacking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Described an incident where you showed leadership qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any pharmacy experience?--closed file obviously" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself, what are your strengths? Have these ever caused you problems before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you picked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Shenandoah? Why pharmacy? What impact do you hope to make as a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"..all of which.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any hardships that you have had to overcome and how did you do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you leaving your current school? Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a student cheating? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What community projects would you be interested in doing outside of pharmacy-related work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any community activities/involvement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you overcome any hardships in pursuit of your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy/why Shenandoah?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical standard questions asked by most schools: Why this school? Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Shenandoah University? What field of Pharmacy do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? What got you interested in the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to come to this college when you live so far away? (I live in a western state)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you became interested in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating on an exam, what would you do if a fellow pharmacist came in with alcohol on his breath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see pharmacy in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pharmacist ..describe how you think your day will go" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you caught your classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you smelled alcohol on another pharmacist's breath while at work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you smelled alcohol on the pharmacist's breath, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if were working in a group and you noticed that one of the group members was purposefully not pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"should/ should not alcohol and tobacco products be sold at a retail/community pharmacy. (ESSAY QUESTION) you had to choose a side and argue it. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were working in a group and one person wanted to be in control of everything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"leader or follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time or situation when you motivated someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone in your group plagiarized their report?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone plagarized your group report?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you didn't perform your best/things didn't go as well as you wanted, and what did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if someone was lazy in your group?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you found someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extra-curricular activities are you involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer activities was I involved in? I said none because I was a full time student and employed full time, so they asked, if I had the time, what volunteer activities would I consider?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your pharmacist was drunk in the pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"..can be found.." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You catch a classmate cheating, do you rat them out, even if everyone will know you ratted them out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? If someone in your group was slacking, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any volunteer work? What are your hobbies? Have you ever worked in a team or group setting? What role did you play? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Shenandoah? Why pharmacy instead of another graduate/med program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew a fellow student was plagerizing a group paper, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you thought that the pharmacist you were working with had alcohol under his breath, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you react to/deal with your last bad grade in a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does a pharmacist play in the community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which areas of pharmacy do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do if caught someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you smelled alcohol from your pharmacist's breath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming from such a diverse background, how do you feel you have grown over the past several years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the assignments in pharmacy school require group work. What would you do if you found out that someone in your group plagarized their part of the paper?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose pharmacy as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were in a group and you noticed someone was slacking on purpose, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you noticed that a fellow pharmacist had alcohol on his/her breath, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What is your role in a group and how would you approach a difficult group member?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what made you decide to go into pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? Positives and Negatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you knew another student was plagiarizing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Smell alcohol on coworker's breath and their behavior is questionable what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? Why Shenandoah?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you smelled alcohol from your pharmacist's breath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when someone who worked for you/you worked with did not behave ethically and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if someone plagiarized on group paper? 5 mins before it is due?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone in the group wasn't pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were working on a team and a team member did not pull their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a fellow pharmacist was making mistakes or not fully themselves during work that day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle various ethical situations in the pharmacy and in class; illegal scripts, classmates cheating or not participating...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have pharmacy experience? community service work? motivation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"..in these feedback pages." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you self motivated or motivated by others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do as a pharmacist to give back to your community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Community activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any experience in the pharmacy field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a challenge in your life and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe past community activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about the places I volunteered at." More from this Member | Report Response

"If Pharmacy (field) had no limits, where do you see Pharmacists in the future? You must volunteer while here, what area would you like to volunteer in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you found out that someone in your group plagarized their part of an assignment, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a student in your group were caught plagiarizing his part of the project? (I said I would talk to them about it, tell them to fix it, to which she said): What if you discovered this at 10:00 p.m. and it is due the next day at 8:00 a.m.? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Loads of ethical/moral questions, some of which are listed above." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were involved in a misfill at the pharmacy, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy students normally work in groups. If you found out your friend plagerized on his part of the paper you guys turned in, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the role of the pharmacist in the community? How do you see pharmacy progressing in the next couple of years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is role does a pharmacist play in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught your friend cheating at a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your groupmate is not pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does a pharmacist play in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist and why did you choose to apply to Shenandoah?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A pharmacist came in to work, but you smelled alcohol in his breath, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"A lot of ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get accepted into any pharmacy schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your vision as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you knew another student was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do in an ethical issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How to study in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your "dream project" as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you offer to Shenandoah as a pharmacy student and as a future pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Has there been a time in your WORK experience when you didn't agree on ethics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not the most interesting . . . just another question: How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your shadowing experience, what would you say was the pharmacist's primary focus/concern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw an employee stealing, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a recent extracurricular activity that intrigued you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself contributing to the community as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I feel about my previous schools conduct and ethical policies? Seemed a little random. I have never actually read my schools student handbook." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a common dilemma in the pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were in a group and were not the leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Pharmacy over MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about retail pharmacy, what would it be? This question came up because I talked a lot about my work experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a friend with cancer who couldn't afford medication, how would you help them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was pretty smooth. Just questions about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a pharmacist came to work with alcohol on his/her breath, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you noticed that a pharmacist had alcohol on his/her breath how would you handle the situation? and then, What if the person was diabetic and their blood sugar was just low (affecting the smell of their breath)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you ever want to leave the weather in Arizona?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of pharmacogenomics? (In regards to their new program)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think consist of an easy pharmacy school to get into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the pharmacy profession changing in the coming years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you subscribe to pharmaceutical journals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the q's were pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"see other posts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any trouble during your academic pursuit of your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if one of your group mate is not pulling their weight after talking to him/her and after talking to your professor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see tutoring children as a clinical activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See all other questions in previous posts." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a pharmacists role in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You caught co-worker with alcohol on his breath, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew your friend was cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us of one instance where you went out of your way/stepped out of your box to help someone in both the everyday and the pharmacy environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if a you notice a pharmacist you worked with has alcohol in his breath." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew a friend was cheating what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel the role of a Pharmacist in the community is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a group member who was not pulling their weight in the group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would i do if a pharmacist i work with was caught drinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you suspected your best friend, who is also a first-year student, was cheating in class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do in an ethical issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How I can improve/increase/change my volunteer experience if I am a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways does a pharmacist directly contribute to the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none was difficult. I just needed a bit of time to think about them carefully before answering." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy school can be challenging, how have you prepared and how do you plan to cope?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really difficult but a question about working a group? Are you a leader or follower? (not exactly worded that way but that was what the question was asking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most about pharmacy? Least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not the most difficult, but just another question they asked: What are some extracurricular activities you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation when the pharmacists had an ethical dilemma, and what did they do? Do you agree with their actions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle it if someone in your group wasn't doing their fair share?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a stronger candidate than others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who/what motivates me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better candidate than the other interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"..about 5 or 6 different questions.." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a group member who isn't pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time in school/work where you had to think on your feet." More from this Member | Report Response

"The one about Community activities... simply because I had none. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes' you better than other candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It flowed like a conversation after the first question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the field of Pharmacy had no boundaries, where would you see Pharmacists in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What setback have you had to overcome during your time as an undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the last moral situation that you were in where you did something for someone else and put their needs ahead of your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you guess pharmacogenetics means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If discounts were given in proportion to the number of children you have...And a woman walks into your pharmacy claiming she had 6 kids when you knew she didn't, would you still give her her discount?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, but they asked me what I would do if I didn't get accepted and I forgot to mention that I would apply again. Not a good idea!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see pharmacy going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not really have any difficult q's." More from this Member | Report Response

"see other posts" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had someone in your group plagiarising material for your group paper, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you do your slacker group mate's work or risk your groups grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you believe will contribute to you being a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has there ever been a time when you had to deal with a lot of stress? What did you do to deal with the stress? Elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

"An incident where you put others' interests before your own. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you put someone else's interest before your own." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew your friend was cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the role of the pharmacist today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you suspedted your friend was cheating." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your vision as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you put someone else's interests before your own. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your greatest chanllenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you suspected your best friend, who is also a first-year student, was cheating in class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the leading factor of ailments in todays society? i had no idea, so i just went w/ diabetes (my wild card answer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the interview questions in SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SN interview section, went over questions with someone, practiced in front of a mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview w/ siblings." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked on their website and this interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through the interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every question I was asked was on SDN. Thumbs up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, all the questions are on here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, wrote down my responses to the most asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, forums, and talking with pharmacists (friends and family included)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Kaplan books, friends, interviewing myself in front of the mirror...alot..." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website and SDN forum and going over answers with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prior to interviewing at Shenandoah I had two interviews, so I felt confident and didn't necessarily prepare using SDN. If your comfortable with your goals to being a pharmacist you'll be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Shenandoah website, wrote out my responses to most common questions and reviewed them." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, local pre-pharmacy society, Internet, spoke with other pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before I typed up all of the interview questions from interview feedback noting the ones that were most frequently asked. Also, I typed up short responses or bullet points of things I would say. Sleep. Breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, e-mailed students that had already been accepted, read feedback on SDN. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview section and Shenandoah website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN - wasn't really prepared with my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Mock interviews with friends and talking aloud to myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Shenandoah Graduates, practice interview questions, Shenandoah website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched the school/area" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (the interview forums), thought about the questions a lot; didn't do any mock interviews to avoid sounding rehearsed (but I suggest doing at least 1 mock interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school website, talked with my pharmacist who graudated from the college 2 years prior. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, practiced alot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback section." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and practice interview as well as practice writing in 30 minute time" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, school site, own questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, shenandoah website, shenandoah open house, and a lot of time reflecting on my motivations and goals" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Basically wrote any questions that could possibly come up (Why pharmacy, what did you do to prepare, etc.) and the SDN questions and wrote them all down along with answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, and research the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at this website. It helped a lot because every question I was asked had been posted by someone. I also looked at the school website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, SU website, suggested interview questions, current pharmacy issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Career Services at UCSD, Website, Mock interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, and the school webpage." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN network" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews at Campbell University" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on SDN, went to my college career center" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really did not prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a class in interviewing this semester, so that helped out tremendously. I also practiced with a friend and read articles related to pharmacy and the Shenandoah website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i had a book that contained practise questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, interview feedback, read school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview w/ the pre-health advisor, asked my pharmacists,and read up on pharmacy issues." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relaxed the interview was- it felt more like a conversation than an interview and they didn't even ask a lot of questions (maybe like 5 in total)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly they were" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of study space the school has and how each building is 24/7 accessible." More from this Member | Report Response

"very, very nice campus. Love the Medical center located next door to Shenandoah." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and location. Very friendly, everyone knows everyone and Winchester is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were extremely nice and informative; the facilities were also nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and welcoming everyone is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ease of the interview and the communication with the lady organizing the interviews. There was some confusion after my interview (they couldn't find the person I was supposed to be "released" by) and I received a very nice apology email from the lady the next day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Love the atmosphere, student interaction with faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly, laid back, they try to put you at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice building, super high tech (HD screens and cameras), small class size, on sight cook at ashburn (meal discount that day :D)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers told me flat-out "We are not trying to intimidate you, we want to get to know you. We ask a set of standarized questions so we can compare your answers with that of other prospective students." (No off-the-wall questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems to be a truly student-centered and close-knit school. I was also happy about their NAPLEX pass rate (100% in the past two years)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students. I felt like I was a part of their family. Its a technology based school which is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions coordinator was so helpful and friendly! Felt like one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions coordinator was EXTREMELY nice and helpful. She came and introduced herself to me before I was interviewed by the current student and faculty member. She gave me some pointers and told me some questions they will probably ask that I should think about. She also told me the committee would be making decisions the following Wednesday and I should hear something the Friday after that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions Coordinator was genuinely nice, also P1 and faculty interviewers too; everyone seemed professional; campus was beautiful; parking was open and free" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was and how relaxed the entire interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! The tour was very detailed and the tour guides were really outgoing. The building has brand new everything and I loved the town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was. It really reduced my stress level. It was a very relaxed atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, how friendly the staff and the interviewers were, how relaxing the interview was " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and how nice everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus (both of them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How outgoing everyone was about their school.The admission's counselor seems very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The incredible friendliness of the staff. While the pharmacy school itself is shared by 2 other disciplines, the building seems spankin' new and clean." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly admissions staff and the nice location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology of the school, the beautiful scenery surrounding the school, the friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"how NICE everybody was! Even at the hotel we were staying at!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice. Took a lot of stress away, kept me from having a breakdown. Beautiful area, rural." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice and the labs were up to date. Also, it's up the hill from one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was much more relaxed than the other interview I had been on. The secretary was very nice. Since I was over an hour early, she let me do the writing section while I waited for the student and professor to get done with class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice. Even the very old security guard by the front door!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were very new-looking, open-office hours policy, the building is in the middle of a hospital, so definite clinical experience opportunities. Faculty seems really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice quite area. My kind of town. People are very polite and a small town so not alot of distractions from studies." More from this Member | Report Response

"the nice faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very high tech, everyone was extremely friendly, seems like the student/prof. ratio is good. (so you can actually get to know the prof's better)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty member and student who interviewed me seemed to be genuinely interested in getting to know me and informing me about the school. Everyone was unbelievably nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Took a tour of the school before the interview. It is within walking distance of the Winchester Medical Center (downhill walk of 2 miles or so). They had a museum of an old pharmacy office, and they showed me a simulation office where they hold mock scenarios in order to prepare the students. They really stress on technology intergrated education and the laptop that is included into the curriculum will be used extensively(like for taking tests and notes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and made you feel comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was extremely down to earth and the interview flowed like a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super nice and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers and staff were very friendly. The P1 student talked a lot about student organizations, classes, and general info about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is small and peaceful. A good environment to study and not be distracted. Big city of DC and Baltimore is only 1.5 hrs away. Facilities are fairly new and that's a plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were really nice, in the town and in the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were on time about everything. The staff was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, although small is very modern and up to date, it is located on the Winchester Med. Center Campus and you will have direct access to the Med. center in later years. (Med center is top 100 US Cardiac Hosp!) It is very up to date electronically AND there is a "mock" pharmacy setup from the early 1900's that was donated to the school, very cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and students were very nice and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice and well kept campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and the facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were real nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is relatively new. The admissions staff was very friendly. The scenery is nice with the mountains in the background." More from this Member | Report Response

"the program itself, its a new school w/ very advanced technological method of teaching. its located right behind the one and only hospital in the whole city." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How un- enthusiastic the professor interviewer was." More from this Member | Report Response

"No good food places walking distance :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I am remembering correctly, even though the satellite campus is only running for the first year, about half of the faculty teaches at the Ashburn location. That is to say, even though your class is in Winchester you still have teachers teaching from the other campus via their link-up device." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...it was a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were out, so kinda lonely, and location seems super rural compared to home, but I will definitely be too busy in pharm shcool to notice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I saw more of the school such as the labs and the new building! But they were in the middle of a move so it's understandable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The drive from Dulles to Winchester. Be mindful of deer at night!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is a little far from anything, but it helps by not allowing distractions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was hoping that I would meet more interviewees but it seemed to me as if we were all scheduled to time slots and only saw one in the distance. His name tag screamed out "interviewee."" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's cold. It was 9 degrees when I visited, but an overcoat made everything ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ashburn campus is tiny. Winchester campus is bigger, but in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - " More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers nearly ignored me the whole time. After the interviewer asked every question, he/she would look straight down at the paper as I gave my replies. Made me think the interviewer wasn't interested at what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It is located in the middle of nowhere. No prep-time with student (pre-interview Q/A)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small town. But I'm from a big city so it's just a culture shock to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is very small (1 building), but I hear this is common ammong many pharmacy schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fourth year rotation MUST be done in Virginia and/or parts of West Virginia. No leeway on that one." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were unsure as to whether I would be going to their Winchester Campus or their Joint program campus if accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative...though I'm not much of a country person." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to pay for a laptop from the school, the school is in the middle of nowhere, the student guide seemed too shy and didn't offer many opinions on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is small, and so is the city-- didnt have enough time to ask my own questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small campus, small town, all the pharmacy classes are on one floor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed during a test day (thus all student interviewers were busy), thus I had two faculty members interviewing me. One just sat and asked two questions while the other did most of the talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy school is in one building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small place: the school is located next to a beautiful medical center, but that's all. The good thing is that students would be able to concentrate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the large amount of other students being interviewed. Made my interview seem not as special." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is really small, and by small, I mean that WalMart was the biggest store I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"I came there expecting a whole day, I was dissapointed cause I didnt meet anyone else but the people who interviewed me. I was expecting that we would all meet the Dean and whoever else. I was in and out of there in an hour. THe people who interviewed me were so serious, and that made me even more nervous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is very small" More from this Member | Report Response

"winchester is so small and rural." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was way too small! Everything is located in one building. The surrounding area is very small which I was not used to" More from this Member | Report Response

"having a first year student interview me" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewing me seemed a little less prepared than I would have expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't able to speak with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location, i come from the downtown chicago area. i seriously felt like i was on The Simple Life cuz virginia doesnt have sidewalks! so we had 2 walk on the road 2 go 2 a resturant near by. plus it was snowing so our feet were freezing! there were no bars there, just old caucasian people." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"more questions to ask the interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, everything was what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was dead cold, even my freezer wasn't as cold as winchester. plus, it was SNOWING the day I interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be the only one for my time slot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I felt prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"There isn't much to do on interview day except for the interview and a brief tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where exactly the reception area was located. I initially waiting in the wrong area but wasn't a major issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Ashburn campus is only up and running for the 1st year curriculum. They are currently working on making it a TRUE satellite campus. I was told that if I attended this campus (Ashburn is closer to my family) I'd have to move to Winchester after the 1st year. It is a two hour drive from Ashburn to Winchester, fyi." More from this Member | Report Response

"no students, so staff interview. BUT they said it'll be laid back and conversational. SUPER NICE STAFF :D including security lady. Cab guy lived across the street of school. Ashburn campus shares with GWU students in the same building. there are 3 buildings, in driving distance, or i'll try and run to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I-81 has alot of crazy drivers..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class I sat in on was very long. I would have brought a snack." More from this Member | Report Response

"bring an umbrella if there's a likely chance of rain" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were going to provide pizza. I though it would be just snack type food, and when they offered me pizza I felt a little rude having to decline because of the big breakfast I had beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I could have interview at the Ashburn campus which was MUCH closer to the airport. My interview was originally scheduled at the Winchester campus. I didn't know I could do it at the Ashburn campus. I found out the last minute but they were happy to switch the location for me! Sweet! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which campus I was supposed to be interviewing at. :-/" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the pharmacy school. (It's nice but very small)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the questions were so basic. There was no ethical questions. Basically it was just them trying to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That if the weather is really bad, they're going to close the school..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my hands sweat when I'm nervous and that it sucks to shake hands with someone who has sweaty hands; also, it seemed that they expected questions to be asked, and I didn't really have any. Other than that, not too much. This forum prevented any big surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for loads of ethical/moral questions. Try not to repeat yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What pharmacogenomics is. How their program is the first to start teaching about it and it's practice in pharmacy. How they have a joint program with George Mason University and some of their classes are through telecommunication broadcasts. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Shenandoah's satellite program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The writing sample counts a lot. Make sure you don't repeat yourself in the essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"it can get very cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"How far it was from DC! It took a bit longer than I had expected to get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing- I would encourage everyone to thoroughly look through the shenandoah website- there's a lot of information there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is split into a tour, the interview, and a essay. Also found out that the school likes to get interviews 2 days out of certain months." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to rain during my visit. I checked the weather channel website before I left but I guess you cannot predict the weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"The taxi cab ride is expensive from Dulles, $85, I should have rented a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more questions to ask the interviewers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very windy there. Make sure you bring a comb with you..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was expecting a little bit more of a tour of the hospital and the main campus. You just tour the pharmacy school which is done in 15 mins or less." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prepared me pretty well, they have a single set of questions to ask all interviewees so don't stress...but I wish I had thought more about the essay topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was really really small" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could have relaxed a little more. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they should have told me that they already accepted 75 students for the 75 seats. i learned of this druing the open house! when i asked what i was doing there they said, "we accept more than 75 students incase someone drops out!" i was pissed! " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Go over the interview question on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish it was longer with more activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the small size of the campus and classrooms, the amount of study spaces available, and the accessibility of the campus. The admissions coordinator Debbie was super nice and she made me feel really comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a nice area up in the mountains. I love that it's close to the beautiful Shenandoah national park." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewed on Monday, received decision from committee on Wednesday. They really have their act together." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview + tour by student added up to less than an hour. Seems like a waste of time flying 6 hours each way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just go through the interview feedback to prepare. Everyone there is nice and just want to see someone who is willing and wanting to learn more." More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel it was a waste of time and money to travel to Shenandoah (from the Western US) for a 1/2 hour interview. Think carefully about attending this interview if you don't live nearby. Also, the deposit is $1000. Their site states that you have 3 weeks to make a deposit after acceptance. Their official correspondence to me now states that it is due in March (I interviewed in November)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The process was very easy going and low stress (other than general nerves). Interview questions were picked from a list of canned questions they already had. One professor and one student interview panel in the professor's office. Very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Love it. Will be there soon. I hope I got enough from the interview to make the right choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew of my acceptance within a week (& I got in!). All communication is done via e-mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is small but mighty. Staff genuinely wants you to succeed and assist you along the way. Closed file interview slightly frustrating because a lot of time was spent going over things that could have been read from the paper app, but still went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was on a Wednesday and the Admissions coordinator got back with me on the following Friday to tell me I was placed on the alternate list. :) It's better than a denial! " More from this Member | Report Response

"interview geared to be low stress, read SDN article "How to Survive Interview Travels" - I used priceline.com and got a package deal for airfare, hotel, and rental car (drive one hour from airport), also I rented a GPS for my rental car for about $12/day, the Admissions Coordinator told me (after my interview and tour, which was on Wed.) the Admissions Committee would make decisions the following Wed. and I was emailed Fri of my acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed it. It was a good experience as my first interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was accepted 2 weeks after interviewing. This school was my number 1 choice and I can't wait to get started! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Every school I've interviewed at has claimed that all they want to do is get to know you and for you to be relaxed. Shenandoah is the only place where I have felt that they actually mean it. It was the least stressful of all my interviews and I got to know my interviewers as well as they got to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived at 9:45 to attend a 10 AM class. I was greeted by the admissions coordinator and a student. Went with the student to a P2 pharmacology class. Afterwards, went to a professor's office for the interview with the professor and student. The interview was like a conversation. After the interview, the student showed me around the building and then we ate complimentary lunch at the pharmacy school. I was at the school from 945am to 1215pm. Interviewed 11/10, Accepted 12/04 " More from this Member | Report Response

"School is great and the people are even better. I just got my acceptance letter!! So if you get an interview. Relax and do your best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Come prepared with questions and know a few things about the school and previously graduating classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like their focus on patient care rather than the mudane aspects of pharmacy. I believe that is where pharmacy is headed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day was well organized and the attitude of the staff and other pharmacy students seemed as if they truly wanted you to attend this program. It was nice to know that I was wanted versus other schools that focused more on weeding out individuals=) " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous at the beginning. Which is probably a common event for everyone. But as time passed, it became a conversation and everything was smooth. Dulles airport is an hour away from the school so make travel arrangements wisely! I stayed at a hotel near the airport and the next day I drove to Winchester for my interview. I gave myself plenty of time and was an hour early for my interview. I got an email a week later saying that I was accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nervous at first, because my first choice is Shenandoah University. Smooth after first question. Very friendly interviewers/staff. Scenic area. Positive experience yet with some apprehension." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there about 10 minutes early and basically went right into the Q&A. Both the faculty member and student that interviewed me were extremely nice and that made for a comfortable setting. They ask a lot of ethical questions and make sure that you have some questions to ask them. After the interview I had 30 minutes to write my essay while they interviewed another student. You have a choice between 2 questions that are similarly related. It was plenty of time to finish so there was no pressure. Overall, I felt very good after the interview and got my acceptance 4 days later!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at 9:00 a.m.; I got there about 10 mins. early. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, and it was litteraly a 4 min. drive to the school (I found the school the night before, which I recommend). I met with the 2 interviewers, (both women and both very nice); we sat in some chairs in an alcove in a hallway (not an office). They asked me about 10 questions, (I suck at small talk(!) so it only took like 20 mins); then I was given a tour by the student. After that I was given 30 min to write an essay. I think the question I chose (there were 2 to choose from) was "If a patient is having a hard time affording their meds, should they obtain them from a foreign country if they can get them cheaper that way?" I turned it in, said goodbye and was told to expect results in 2 weeks. I was very dissapointed on the way home. I thought for sure I blew the interview. I was nervous, stumbling over my answers and sounding like an idiot, even though the interviewers were patient and seemed understanding. I was shocked when I checked my email 8 days later to find and email letting me know I got in. Miracles do happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived and checked in with the receptionist. Shortly after, a student came to take me down to one of the faculty member's office, where I was interviewed by the student and faculty member. They asked a lot of typical questions, "Why pharmacy?", "Why Shenandoah?" and then loads of ethical questions. (For example, "If a pharmacist comes into work with alcohol on his breath, what would you do?", If you caught a student cheating, what would you do?") I felt like I did ok, but it was somewhat awkward because the student and faculty member literally read every question off a paper and while I was answering, they stared at me- cold face, expressionless- and therefore I felt myself fumbling over my words and second guessing my answers. They seemed like nice people but definitely didn't make the interview very easy! Next, the student took me around a tour of the school, library, main lecture hall and labs. Facilities were nice, clean and up-to-date and the student seemed enthusiastic and proud of Shenandoah. Next I went for my writing exam where I got to choose one of two questions "Do you feel that smokers should pay a higher premium on health insurance?" and "What does HIPAA stand for and what does it mean to you?" Once I was done with my essay, I turned it in to one of the receptionists and was done for the day! Overall, it was a good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived an hour early, and did the written section of the interview. There were two choices for the essay. I chose the topic of: Do you think personal values and professional values should ever be separated? If so when, why, etc. Then after completing that section, I had my interview with a student and facutly member. The interview went really well, I wasn't nervous and they talked to me as if I was one of their friends or colleagues. It's important to talk back and keep the conversation going so it's not just a "question answer" interview. The more you make it into a conversation, the better you will be scored. I would say it's important to emphasize things that the interviewer says that shows you understand exactly what it is they are talking about. During my interview, the faculty member told me " remember, there are no right or wrong answers here, these questions don't really apply to how you would be as a pharmacist in the real world". When you are in your interview, be aware of these little traps, once you answer a question, don't change it just because of a statement like this, just reinforce your answer again. BTW, I just got my e-mail of acceptance into this school. So Good Luck on your interviews!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was easy going. I was just very nervous because it was my first interview. I was led in by the student, both of them interviewed me, and then the student took me on a 10 minute tour of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Stress-free, just make sure to seem like you're really dedicated to becoming an ethical pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"The inteview was a typical experience much like interviews at Western University of Health Sciences. Their technology is based on similar formats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very short, interview with student and faculty at the same time, very short tour...then essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very causual which made me less nervous. The two people that interviewed me were extremely friendly and just wanted to get to know me better as a person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely positive experience. I was interested in attending the school before my interview, but afterwards, I decided to attend, if offered acceptance. The school offers wonderful facilities, helpful & accessible faculty, and a nice location if you like a country setting. Be prepared to speak your mind in regard to your ethical principles and just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview: I got the e-mail for the interview the week before the actual date. I had a choice between the next week or the week after. After scrambling to get all my travel plans together, I made the call and got my interview time. I went to the airport two hours ahead in order to get through security the day before the interview. Unfortunately my flight with American Airlines was canceled and I had to resort to waiting for the next flight (which took 8 hours!). When I finally got on the flight I took some Tylenol PM's in order to get some sleep and was knocked out within 30 minutes. I managed to get some sleep, and landed at Dulles Airport in DC. I rushed to take a shower, and had my interview clothes ready to go (my worst fear was that the airlines would screw up the baggage that had all of my clothes). When I finally got to Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy (with the help of some relatives), and introduced myself to the secretaries. They were extremely polite, and I left a message earlier about probably not making it to the interview due to my situation with my canceled flight. They were genuinely concerned about me and I appreciated how thoughtful they were. I was taken on a tour by one of the faculty that ended at the office where I had my interview. Another faculty member greeted me, and the two began the questions. I roughly recollect how nervous I was and everything went by in a blur. After the interview, one of the secretaries escorted me to a small room to write my essay about a pharmacy related topic (mainly about situations that can possibly occur). After finishing my essay within the time limit, I walked around the school of pharmacy. When I got back, the school e-mailed me 5 days after that I got accepted (which left me in complete shock since most schools usually don’t bother to contact until you actually get the letter). Stuff about the school: The school is next door to the school of nursing (actually they are in the same "building" but with some distinction). The school also offers an MBA along with the PharmD. Basically it adds from $7,000-8,000 with the PharmD tuition. There are prerequisites for getting into the program that you can take at the main campus, which is the reason why they delay the program for PharmD students. The school gives you a chance to decide to take the course during the winter/spring of your first year. There is a tentative schedule at the school website along with the MBA option (basically you take 1-2 extra classes per term [including summer]). Housing: As far as housing, you have a choice of choosing at least 5 on campus halls (be aware that Shenandoah University has quite a few music majors and thus expect to hear some noise at odd hours), and it is recommended that you find an off-campus apartment (I found 9 within a 3-10 mile radius of the school with rent at $300-$750 per month). A word of caution: just because this is a rural community does not mean it is completely safe. I heard that some of the off campus apartments used to or still have “meth” labs in the area (among other things), not to mention that the populace seems to be heavily inclined to carry a gun at home (and I am not talking about for strictly hunting purposes). I think that it is better to be informed (even if it is gossip given the time I had) than be totally ignorant, and I still would go anyway. A little about the community: Found out a little of the history of Winchester and that they are big on apples (I think there is an annual apple harvest fair of some kind). You are within sight of the Appalachian Mountains and the Shenandoah River (of course). This is a rural area, but it is steadily growing since most workers from DC are actually moving in the area. Some of the homes are selling from a quarter to a full million already. I had a chance to look around saw a noticeable Hispanic population, and I later found out that a majority are the field hands (not to offend anyone but it is just something I have heard). I spotted the Wal-Mart here, but they also have a Borders, a Target, Starbucks (if your into that), Cold Stone, Best Buy, a Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, a Taco Bell, and a slew of small restaurants and stores. Yeah the houses are spaced every half-mile from the other, but otherwise you are not far from decent hangouts. I did recollect seeing quite a bit of road kill. First one I saw was a fox arriving at Winchester, then the main road menagerie started, which ended with a deer (really bad mess too) on my way back to Dulles Airport. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went great. I felt very welcome there, and the faculty and students seemed very happy to be there. Winchester is beautiful, the fall colors of the surrounding mountains created a very nice mood. The interviw is first, then a tour of the school, then a written portion." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just want to negate everything that the poster from 3/29/05 said. I interviewed at SU this past year, and now I currently go there. What that poster implied is absolutely, positively UNTRUE. Sure, SU is located in northern VA, but does that make it less diverse? Absolutely not. There are SEVERAL people of different ethnicities in my class, let alone the entire school. Winchester itself also has a large Hispanic population. I just thought it was necessary to stand up and let prospective applicants know that the poster from 3/29/05 is incorrect in his/her information and from the tone of it, he/she probably did not get in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. Everyone was really friendly which helped to put me at ease. They ask a lot of ethical questions. Be prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really nervous before the interview, but during the process, the faculty member and the pharmacy student really calmed me down. The interview was casual, just like a conversation. They asked exactly the same questions as what other students had posted here. After the interview, you have to write an essay (30 min). They told me that I'll be notified via e-mail within 2 weeks, but I got an acceptance offer in just 2 working days! Make sure you ask them questions too! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Comfortable. Be prepared to write a 30 min essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the small town atmosphere is a great atmosphere for studying. The people are very warm and genuine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was okay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Winchester is VERY small it's located near Roanoke/DC and several state lines, but it is rural and since I'm from a city it's a little daunting not to really have anything modern to look at in the city. Cost of living looks good though so it shouldn't be hard to afford an appartment there. I don't like school that force you to get a laptop when you go in but it's part of your tuition. The staff is very friendly, you get the entire school tour in about 10 mins, might not impress most people but the quality and level of modernism in their facilities is outstanding for a small school. Be aware thet the school is VERY serious about their honor code and ethics, prepare for questions on ethics such as "what would you do if you came to work and a pharmacist you worked with took a valium every day without a prescription" (not my question, I overheard another student as they talked with the receptionist) DO NOT say you'll let him/her keep taking it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience, people were very friendly and welcoming. The facilities were amazing. I'm not too fond of the surrounding area though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not bad, It seemed to be a rather impersonal process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was very impressed with the interview experience and the school in general. I'm from a small town, so Winchester suits me just fine. The faculty and staff were extremely friendly and seemed to geninuinly care for the well-being of the students. After the interview, I was asked to write an essay and take a stance on a particular pharmacy issue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I flew into Dulles International, which is the closest airport about 50 miles away. The drive there isn't bad, though. I was able to drive around Winchester since I had an early morning flight and my interview wasn't until early afternoon. The whole process lasted almost two hours. I arrived and checked in, and then a professor came out to greet me and led me back to an office where another professor was waiting. They both interviewed me, which lasted about 30-45 minutes. Afterwards, I had a 30-minute essay, and then was led on a quasi-tour of the facilities by an admissions staff member. I was then told to expect to hear the results via e-mail (and then later by mail) within two weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just wanted to say that it was really cold and I didn't have a good impression from the town. However, all the 2 faculty members I had an interview with were very nice. It was a closed file interview. So basically they want to know more about me and my life. I got to ask them a lot of questions about the school. All the staff are extremely nice. The interview was 2 (faculty members) on 1(student). I got accepted the week after. I love the school. It's a small little town that's perfect for studying and isolation that I will need to concentrate on getting my degree. I can't wait to attend the school this fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"i got there a day early and i stayed at the days inn, crap motel by the way. i was intervied on the same day as the open house which was long and boring! after the open house, i went for my interview, the essay was first. By the way, they are NOT looking for great writers, so dont worry about grammer or things like that, just make sure you dont use retoric. make more than one point for support your argument and dont repeat the same point more than once (they said all this in the open house.) personally 30 minutes werent long enough but they let me work on it for a few extra minutes. later, i was interviewed by a student and the dean. they were very nice at first but when the interview started, they were dead serious. they asked about ethical issues and i said that i tend 2 stay neutral (i was thinking of abortion or things like that). to that they asked what if someone was cheating on a test? and ofcourse i said that i would report em'. as soon i said that i felt like i was in a trap cuz they immediately said, "well, you just said you would stay neutral". i explained that when they said ethical i thought of something else like abortion and in those i would stay neutral. the whole thing felt ambivalent because they were really nice at first but then it got really tense. they didnt ask anyting about me personally which was weird because it was a closed-file interview. these people knew nothing of my grades or my pcat score, the point was to get to know me as a person first so going in, i figured there would be more questions like, what are your strengths and weaknesses or tell me about your self. they didnt ask anything so i voluntered and said, "Before i leave i feel that i should give you a better view about who i am as a person..." and i gave em' a quick overview of my life. I think they liked that because it was the ONLY time they smiled at me during the whole interview. i left that school feeling decieved because i wasnt told that the seats were all taken and i was basically interviewing for the alternate list. i felt like i blew 460 bux on a sticksville town and a deceptive school. However, about a week later, i recieved an acceptance letter n all of a sudden, things looked great again! =)" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 37
Faculty member 6
Admissions staff 15
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 35
Neutral 9
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.11 44

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 5
Out of state 39

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 10
2-3 hours 9
4-6 hours 11
7+ hours 15

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 24
Automobile 21
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 10
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 6
$401-$500 6
$501+ 8

What airport did you use?

Dulles, I was in town for family already and they live in Maryland

Washington Dulles

none

Washington DULLES airport

Dulles International

BWI

DCA

Washington-Dulles

N/A

dulles

IAD

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 8
Hotel 25
Home 3
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Best Western Dulles Airport Inn

Best Western in Sterling

Comfort Inn

Courtyard at Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center

don't remember

Fairfield

Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott

George Washington Hotel

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn and Suites

Holiday Inn Express

Marriott Fairfield Inn Winchester

none

Red Roof Inn

Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Best Western Dulles Airport Inn

Best Western in Sterling

Comfort Inn

Courtyard at Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center

don't remember

Fairfield

Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott

George Washington Hotel

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn and Suites

Holiday Inn Express

Marriott Fairfield Inn Winchester

none

Red Roof Inn

Sheraton

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.73 44

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.55 44

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.21 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.24 29

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.55 29

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.54 28

0 = low, 10 = high

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