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  • SUNY - University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • Buffalo
Individual Feedback 1 23 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 18
Negatively 2
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.05 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.48 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.61 23

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 11
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 20
At a regional location 0
At another location 3

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 19
In a group 4

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 18
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 23

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

"Have you ever had to work with a difficult person? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about a time when you acted against moral values" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you had to deliver someone bad news and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss what you think about the new State law if you're familiar with it, if not, the state has recently passed a law allowing pharmacist to give immunization to patients right at the pharmacy. What's your feeling about this?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When have you had to work with someone difficult?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked me about one bad grade I got from my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview any famous person or any person on the news, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your room mates during college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a current event in health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the other pharmacy fields? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever worked with someone different from you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been to New York before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were given a written essay: "List two qualities you possess that would make you a good pharmacist."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to enter the field of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe one of your activities that involves the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist and not doctor or nurse or other health career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you do if you weren't accepted to pharmacy school this year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you would interview and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into pharmacy school what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to do something against your moral values." More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you gone out of your way to help someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was a famous person that you could interview, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pick a problem in society and describe how you would fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you considered doing something unethical." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a recent book that you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the strength and weakness of your best friend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on HIPPA and how do you think it impacts you as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of HIPAA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Difference between a profession in Pharmacy and other health care professions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's so good about working at a pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you admire and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself in 6 and 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell us about a time you had to care for somebody who was ill or sick and how did you go about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a current issue (health care related or not) and your opinion/stance on it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When have you stood up for something you believed in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you considered doing something unethical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about how you handled a situation with someone who was sick (testing altruism, compassion/empathy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one instance where you went above and beyond to help somebody." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could interview anyone in the world right now who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of the roles of a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about the research project you are in." More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone gave you directions, how would you go about understanding the directions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you heard recently about healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something you've read in the paper or heard in the news that's related to pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience working in a pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you give me an example of a time when you changed someones opinion about a matter?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do for the next year if you didn't get in to any pharmacy schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is one person you would interview and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your friend, positives and negatives" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you went above and beyond to help someone during your time as a volunteer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me an interesting story you have about your roommate." More from this Member | Report Response

"the question about best friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"What current event in the health field peaks your interest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the latest you have heard about healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been to our Wegman's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We know that pharmacy is one of your major life-goals at this time. Please tell us about your biggest non-pharmacy related goal." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really only asked two "major" questions--"Tell me about yourself" and "Why pharmacy?" The rest was sort of conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Depends on who interviews you...I got one very informal interview where we just chatted about the school and my desire to enter pharmacy. My other interview was 10 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you give me an example of current issues in the field of medicine/pharmacy ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a situation in which someone was exhibiting questionable ethics and what you did about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define ethics and give an example of an ethical issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Challenge for the health care in short and long term." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about a world problem and how you plan to solve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us a current healthcare topic or event and your stance on it, as well as how you would go about solving it" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were all about getting to know me. And who knows me better than I know myself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe time when acted against moral values" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were on this message board, but I wished that I had practiced more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you considered doing something unethical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the different fields of pharmacy and which one you are most interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a problem you have face and how did you solve it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion about HIPPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Nothing difficult, no typical "gotcha" questions or anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What other programs are associated with the PharmD program at UB?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you give me an example of a situation where you witnessed an ethical violation? and what did you do about it ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many gas stations do you think are in the United States and how would you figure this out? (the guy told me this was supposed to be a question to test your analytical thinking..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you turned on a hot water faucet, and after 10 seconds the water was still not warm, are you wasting energy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN questions, typed all my answers out on Word" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, typed a word document with all of the questions found on the interview feed back portion." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, this is my last interview had lots of practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read about the school, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN interview feedback and practiced interviewing with people that I knew." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepare my answers, practice speaking" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, practiced in front of a mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"read newspaper articles, sdn,UB website, get a good night's sleep and eat before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent most of my time on the school website thinking that the questions would be more related to the school rather than current events. I didn't know about this website until afterwards and some of the questions were alike." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Well, I used student doctor, and I had seen some pretty crazy questions posted here. However, none of those questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at the same place last year, it was more stressful. My parents and I brainstormed good qualities, bad qualities, other things I found in here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Forums with interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, Make sure you look at the "annual report" its on the website it has alota facts that you can impress the interviewer with " More from this Member | Report Response

"I printed out a list of about 40 questions and had a friend ask me them. The interviewers also have a list of about 30 questions and they all use the same list, so there is a good chance that you will get to answer some of the same ones between the two interviews (as I did) because some of the interviewers ask upwards of ten questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice, looking at UB website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, review my PharmCAS application, practice responses to interview questions obtained at SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How much pride the faculty and students had for their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff. Everyone was so nice! They made the interview so comfortable. Very stress free!! And, of course, the pizza and wings made the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum, different programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The current students were all enthusiastic, I went to see the new school and holy hell... it looks gorgeous. plus the south campus is WAY prettier" More from this Member | Report Response

"I ran into some students in the elevator and they seemed truely happy with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly and very knowledgeable about the school. The" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness and especially of the Asst Dean, and the neighborhood feel of the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very relaxed, and have study abroad opportunities for internships" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am from Georgia and I'm not used to snow and I assumed that it would be impossible to attend classes in what I would consider terrible weather. We walked around the entire north campus without going outside. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very enthusiastic and caring people wonderful school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, staff and faculty were super nice. Cheap tuition. Interesting dual degree programs (they have a PharmD/JD program!). They have a jewelry store on campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This year, they expect to receive over 1700 applications, which they cut down to about 225-250 interviews. So, if you get an interview, you are most of the way there. Also, they let you know their decision within a few days (5 in my case) so you aren't hung out to dry for months at a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere. And the Tim Horton's coffee. ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty: their knowledge and passion for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. North Campus is very safe...Amherst is one of the safest communities in America. South Campus is a different story...." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is HUGE, the faculty members are VERY VERY nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentation about the school was really nice and well put together." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the atmosphere - seemed very uncompetitive and friendly, and all of the students and faculty seemed really nice. And I was impressed by the labs and facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have interviewed to 9 schools this year, and I have to say that the students and faculty are the most friendly people I have ever seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"That according to UB, the discipline of pharmacokinetics began there. Also, that Dr. Fung developed the nitroglycerin medication." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The pharmacy building is fairly new but it wasn't to my liking. It felt cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"geographic location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The current students- seemed uninterested in answering our questions. They were kind of intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"north campus tour as it was really fast and had no point to it since we wont be there next year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were not clear about what they do for fun. They just stated how close the other major cities were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was done over skype, so at times there were some technical difficulties, but" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the snow!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"students need to shuttle back and forth between north and south campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a snowstorm and I got stuck in the city for a few days." More from this Member | Report Response

"the temperature (cold)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No financial aid info, but maybe that is open-house stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed atmosphere was also a bit disorganised. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The current pharmacy school facilities are below average. However, they are building a new school, to be opened by 2010. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Its very cold and it snows alllll the time" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very disorganized. There was about 45 students and half as many interviers, and many people had to sit and wait while others were interviewed. This would have been fine, but when some interviewers came out, the students that they were supposed to interview were with other interviewers and they were confused, further confusing students. Granted, this was their first year of interviews, but their 5th interview session. I expected more organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area - Buffalo is cold, economically depressed, and boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Second faculty interviewer did not take the time to read over my file before interviewing me. New pharmacy building will not be ready for at least 2-3 more years. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To stay an extra night so that I can go explore downtown Buffalo" More from this Member | Report Response

"there would be a pointless group presentation on a hypothetical situation/problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"How stress free it actually would be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A group session discuss about a problem and present it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it wouldn't be too stressful at all. that it would be cold and that buffalo is tiny" More from this Member | Report Response

"You dont have to answer every question perfectly." More from this Member | Report Response

"wear a suit, not just dress pants and a dress shirt." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would've spent more time studying current events and I wish I would've worn flat shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"how big the campus is" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they're going to serve Buffalo wings. I should have brought wetnaps --it was hard to eat while trying not to ruin your suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy courses are split between two different campus locations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing I can think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Know where the building is, make sure u go the night before and know how to get there because mapquest doesnt recognize any of the streets/buildings of the campus! but you'll be fine if you have a brain and a school map " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a study abroad program you can do through the pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were pretty casual - nothing to stress over!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Need change to pay for the tolls!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a very impressive school but the geographic location isn't the best." More from this Member | Report Response

"keep providing students with pizza and wings! that was awesome! best interview food ever!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a great school and the students seem happy there. All questions asked were on this forum, but you need to practice answering them outloud." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid back and the questions weren't terribly difficult to answer. I haven't visited the school yet, but from what I have seen so far, the pharmacy program really prepares its students well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty relaxed. They didn't try to trick me, they just wanted to know my opinion on some topics. We also had some issues with skype (I was only the sixth person they had done a skype interview with). The connection was bad at some points, and they ended up having to call me, but leave the video on mute." More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly stress-free" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although I was stumped on a few questions, I refused to choke under the pressure. I was nervous and it showed during certain times of the interview but I survived. " More from this Member | Report Response

"first you had a brief information session, then a tour, then interview and then a social." More from this Member | Report Response

"Best interview I've had so far. The faculty and alumni that interviewed me were really cool and it felt like I was talking to people I already know." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically me babbling on about how much I love pharmacy and working in one." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pleasant experience. Stress level was very low. Faculty are the most enthusiastic and friendly staff I've met. The school is really focused on the research side pharmacy...and if you want to do research, this is one of the places to go (NIH funds them pretty well). " More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask alot of challenging questions. Be prepared to answer questions in which you have to think analytically. DO NOT GET NERVOUS! this is your first and last impression, Keep that in mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very Good. The interviewers were very nice, really just trying to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got nervous because it was my 1st interview and I thought I messed up, but I think they're very understanding of that because I got in anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not bad at all. Since this is the first year they have introduced the interview as a part of the admission process, they didn't make it stressful at all. I felt like I was in high school. They give you a breakfast before they introduce their program, so you have time to relax and talk to P2 and P3 students (who were extremely nice), and after an hour, all the interviewers (23 interviewers for 23 candidates) will come on stage (they all were waiting outside the lecture room), then the director of admission introduced one by one so we know who are who. Then they call your name and the interviewer took me to his office, which I found very nice because he came to welcome me instead of waiting for me in his office. After interview him, I interviewed with a P3 student, even though he was evaluating me, it was like more a conversation than an interview. Then we all came back to the big room and we went to a conference room to have a lunch, there were plenty of food there. Then we came back to the room to take our writing essay. The topic was "what a pharmacist should perform for the care of a terminally ill patient" or something like that. After the writing section, we went to the tour, but actually half of the group went." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 18
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 18
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 23

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 12

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 10
Automobile 10
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 4
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

JFK to BUF

Delta

Buffalo

laguardia

BUF

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 9
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn University

Hamilton Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel Indigo Buffalo - Amherst

Motel 6 on Maple Rd

Would you recommend the hotel?

Comfort Inn University

Hamilton Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel Indigo Buffalo - Amherst

Motel 6 on Maple Rd

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.30 23

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
4.96 23

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.22 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.58 12

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.17 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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