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"Actually put some effort into selling the school to the applicants. We spent a lot of money to apply and interview, but we have other options that actually show us they care."
"How about making a Temple student feel welcome.
There was very little effort put forth into "selling" the school to me. I'm a senior Temple student and I was NOT IMPRESSED.
Choose the faculty who interviews more wisely. She was incredibly unprofessional. (Phone went off during interviews, cut off student's reply to speak with someone else. Rude.)
I will be going elsewhere. And it's too bad, because Temple was my 1st choice before this experience."
"Properly communicate the time for the tour."
"I would suggest making a formal tour be a part of every interviewee's interview day. It is definitely of interest to us to see the facilities (including the library) as well as talk to current students if possible, through a Q&A session. Also, info about financial aid, scholarships and housing should be made more available on the interview day, ie. in an info packet."
"what year in pharmacy school is the hardest."
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"What was your favorite non-science course?"
"Tell me about yourself (your name, major, degree, school attended,...)"
"tell me about yourself. any pharmacy experience?"
"Why pharmacy? Why Temple?"
"tell me about yourself"
"Why pharmacy? Why Temple University?"
"Why Temple? Why Pharmacy?"
"Describe yourself. Why Pharmacy?"
"Why do you want to be a Pharmacist?"
"what is the difference between pharm D and phD"
"Where did you do your prerequisite coursework?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why pharmacy?"
"Tell me about yourself and what made you to choose Pharmacy?"
"Tell us about yourself. (Got interrupted when I commented that I was a non-traditional student returning to school after 5+ years in IT, and then got to continue by interjecting several comments about what I do when I'm not working or attending class)"
"What novels have you read recently?"
"What is the difference between a Pharm D degree and a PhD degree? (Pharm D degree is more clinical while PhD is phiosophical)"
"where do you want to work as a phamacist."
"Typical questions like why pharmacy"
"Honestly the group interview was not the typical question and answer session. Dr Paul asked us if we would explain how we arrived at this point, which led to all 5 basically re-wording their personal statements. "
"Why pharmacy and not medicine?"
"What's your favorite organelle of the cell?"
"The one I asked."
"If you were on an airplane and there was a medical emergency would you step up and say you were a pharmacist and help?"
"If pharmacists only made $35,000/year would you still do pharmacy?"
"what stood out the most on the tour of the campus"
"What do you do in your spare time."
"What was your favorite non-science course?"
"How do you plan to study to succeed in pharmavy school"
"Should pharmacies carry all the products (cookies, socks, greeting cards, etc) as they do now, or should they look like doctor's office where patients are there specifically for the pharmacist?"
"There are many different career paths you can choose with a PharmD. If you get your PharmD but can't work your first choice what other areas of work would you choose? ex: education, clinical, retail, hospital, etc."
"All 3 above were interesting in their own ways"
"the ethical question "
"Which year do you think is the toughest year in pharmacy school?"
"it's been about 4 months since my interview date, so i can't remember all of the questions. but the professor did a lot of talking herself"
"What current event in pharmacy do you know
about and what are your opinions on it?"
"One of the situation question , '' In this case, if you were a pharmacist, what would you do? and if you 're a clerk, what would you do?"
"What is your favorite drug?"
"the increasing role and responsibility of a pharmacist and what we think of this responsibility. "
"How do you feel about the responsibility placed on Pharmacists when dealing with patients' health?"
"What are some current pharmacy issues that are in the news that interest you?"
"What's the difference between a PhD and a PharmD? What about an RPh?"
"Name a time when you had to make an ethical decision."
"What was your most difficult class?"
"What is the most important thing you learned?"
"What is my fsvorite functional group and why?"
"Name 1 thing a pharmacist does."
"What happpened recently and led to an increase to many drugs in the market?"
"Have you heard anything about a drug in the news lately? (Everyone had to answer this)"
"What current event (not pharmacy-related) interests you and why?"
"Nothing out of the ordinary"
"Nothing interesting asked"
"What happened in the year 2000 that caused a 200 fold increase from 500 to about 10,000 in the number of drug classes?(Answer involved completion of the Human Genome Project.)"
"he asked us if there was anything he hadn't asked that we were prepared for. and then we had to answer our own questions, then i was like - NO! i was glad you didn't ask, that's why i noticed! haha, but it went well!"
"Introduce yourself (our answers were interesting)"
"We were asked a lot of political questions."
"How many registered drugs are currently in the marker?"
"Which subject(s) do I think would be the most difficult in Pharmacy school. "
"Name an area (pharmacy, medicine) that interests you the most. For example: geriatrics, genomics"
"Considering that you are opposed to it, what would you do if a person came in with a Rx for the morning after pill?"
"How many different kinds of drugs are out in the U.S. market?"
"How much do Pharmacists make annually?"
"My daughter is just entering 7th grade. what if my daughter ask you about pH? how could you explain to her?"
"If someone was unaware of the controversies surrounding the movie the passion of christ, do you think that after watching it they would feel that it was controversial or not? ( we discussed the movie when someone brought it up)"
"How many prescriptions do you think are taken in the US every day?"
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