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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Amarillo
Individual Feedback 3 50 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 42
Negatively 4
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.52 50

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 40

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 39

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 24
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 12
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 42
At a regional location 3
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 33
In a group 12

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 39

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.21 47

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

"In what instance were you asked to keep information confidential? If that information was life-threatening, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you paid attention to detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you used logic to solve a complex problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"One time when I received criticism" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time you had to convince someone else to act rationally" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to make an ethical/rational decision. (I talked about a time I refused to cheat on an exam when some of my classmates were cheating. They followed up that question with "Did you do anything about it". I said no, they were only hurting themselves and one of the interviewers was very displeased." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you used time management." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time when you had to make an ethical/rational decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to make an objective decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you showed initiative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a time when you demonstrated leadership skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different from any other candidate. (This question was in a group of 4 students, and no matter what was said, they said everyone could say that.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a time you had to make a quick decision (the steps you took in making that decision, and the outcome). how do you manage time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to make a quick decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"name a situation when you had an ethical impact on your environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions ask you to recall a time in your life you did something, for example talk about when you "showed leadership abilities."" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were in 'describe a time when/give an example of when you _______' format. For example: Showed leadership ability." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were under pressure and how you managed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have family support?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 3 to 4 minutes to tell me anything about yourself that you'd like us to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you here? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your undergraduate years. degree, what i liked/didnt like" More from this Member | Report Response

"The SOP question: "Please take a few minutes to tell me about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest Strength/Weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with the conflict between your professions and your own belief. (say if you are an anti-abortion person and you have to deal with the related drugs)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why do you want to become a pharmacist?" 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

"Why pharmacy? How many units do you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With a background in Biology why did you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of a pharmacists personality do you like best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In a group project, what is your role? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many hours did you take per semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose a career of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are some organization you are apart of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you organized an event or group. Was it successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One time when I took responsibility" More from this Member | Report Response

"who do you look up to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to make a objective decision. What step by step process did you use to arrive at your answer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to deal with an ethical situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time when you had to meet a deadline...how did you handle it...how did it turn out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the time when you had to learn a new and complex idea/concept." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to make an ethical decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you adjust to changes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when you made a positive environmental impact." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a time you encouraged someone else to act ethically toward the community or the environment. tell me about a time you received constructive criticism and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation when you had an ethical impact on your enviornment." More from this Member | Report Response

"quick decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to learn something difficult very quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time that you were confronted with a situation that demanded you to take an ethical stance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to work while in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a group of 10, what kind of role would you play? [I answered.] *Look of disbelief from interviewer" REALLY? I don't believe you, give me an example." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"what do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What health care experience do you have that you feel qualifies you to enter a Pharm D program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"assuming you came here and got you pharmD, what do you plan to do with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your weekly schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a lot of work/study load?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you handle a situation where your partner at work is not giving 100%" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do on your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle conflict in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weakness in school, work, and life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with group members who do not cooperate with each other?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"When we go to the admissions committee, what can we say about you that makes you stand out from the rest of the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you failed, and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you handle with peer pressure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a pharmacist. (This is the most important question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your pharmacy experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the time when you had to learn a new and complex idea/concept and how did you learn it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"describe a time when you had to deal with extreme pressure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you asserted yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when you made a positive impact at work or school." More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you do to learn about the pharmacy profession (and after i told him everything, he said 'what else'?). tell me about a time that you had to go about collecting data and researching for something other than a school assignment. tell me about a time you successfully resolved a conflict between you and someone else. tell me about a time when you failed in a task and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were under pressure and how did you managed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Worked in a pharmacy or healthcare setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about Tech that attracts you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you do better in high school. WTF??" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you feel like you are not doing well in a class, what will you do? Be elaborate in your answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Oh... then why did you choose pharmacy, since your father, sister and brother all chose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first semester is 22 hours and requires a significant transition from undergraduate course work. How do you manage your time and do you believe you'll be able to handle the course load?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your most difficult course?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"The first semester course load entering pharmacy school is 22 hours. What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your least favorite course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle conflicts when leading a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How'd you decide to go into pharmacy, Texas Tech. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll be able to juggle the heavy courseload" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing after pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If we give you the PhD degree, would you take it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction do you think pharmacy is moving?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you took the initiative." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty interesting to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"In a retail setting, do you think the customer is always right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how your study methods and how you deal with schoolwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to do research in order to make a decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly don't recall any of them being all that interesting. There were no "if you were an animal" questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were given valuable criticism and what did you do with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"List an example of when you to be particularly ethical or take an ethical stand." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation that required you to be rational and objective." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have family support?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is Tech better than the other schools you've applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you ever decided to become an animal, what kind of animal would you like to be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't so much interesting as it was weird and unusual... "So, if you were accepted here would your parents be moving with you?" How does this have any relevance at all to my desire to become a pharmacist or as a potential student to their program? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing interesting at all. very basic and straightfoward." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most thought provoking question I was asked was concerning the moral delimma of the plan B contraceptive and the refusal of certain pharmacists to dispense the drug. (If you are serious about pharmacy, you should have no problem answering a question like this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question did not come in the actual interview, it was in the group activity, so each of the 7 of us had to answer in front of everyone else. They asked, since you all have similar grade, scores, etc. What sets you apart? Why would you be an asset?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on preparing for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you are rejected this year. (I said reapply) Rejected next year again?......" More from this Member | Report Response

"all of my questions were pretty typical" More from this Member | Report Response

"50 years from now, what do you want people to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you communicate with professors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you show up to every class? Will you pay attention?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You live in Houston where there are 2 pharmacy schools...why Texas Tech?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really stuck out. Except, for if I am working with a group and one or two people aren't helping out what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none-the questions were very basic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions were really relaxed, it wasn't really question-answer type interview. Topics just pop up and you go with it. IT's much more of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question posed, "Why did you pick Texas Tech University when you have several pharmacy schools in your home state?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read in you free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If your friend smoke, do you intervene?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you took the initiative." More from this Member | Report Response

"none were difficult - every question came from SDN. Just prepare an answer for each question on this site and you'll be in great shape" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had a complex and analytical situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to make an objective decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you received constructive criticism and how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when you had a very complex problem at work or school, and how you solved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions consists of "Describe a time when you..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a situation when you had an ethical impact on your environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"List an example of when you to be particularly ethical or take an ethical stand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"To the best of your knowledge, what is a drug interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as the above one" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not even set up as a question and answer session. It was more like a conversation and everything the faculty member was talking about had nothing to do with the program or my interests in their program. Every time I tried to bring the conversation around to why I wanted to attend the program or to ask questions about their program he would change the subject." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Again, I didn't consider anything to be truly "difficult." For most people, I can see the "tell me about yourself" question being the most difficult, especially since it was the first one in the queue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the what sets you apart question, the interview with the faculty and student was not difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"A suspicious person came into my phamacy, asking for some insulin syringe. He didn't know much about his request either (amount and things). What shall I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your classmates who was a friend of yours was cheating, what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever made a mistake when trying to resolve a conflict in a group you were leading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To talk about myself for 10 minutes, in detail" More from this Member | Report Response

"We have to go to the admission's board to recommend you. What should we tell them about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you REALLY think you can succeed in school and why? (there was a recent drop out, so they're asking if you'll drop out)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, interview was very laid back. More conversational than a formal interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were not difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the differences in the educational curriculum that Texas Tech School of Pharmacy provides compared with the other schools you applied to? " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, top 100 interview questions, and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview and research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Personal experience, Acted like myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice with a family member" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just made sure I knew my application and my motivations (i.e., myself) really well." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN and graduate school advising office" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN...talking to other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"Used SDN You can not really prepare for this type of interview though, once you get in there, you won't remember any responses or examples you had saved up. This interview is designed to draw from your personal experiences and test your thinking on the fly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview, Friends, Mirrors." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, behavior interview questions from the net, pray." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-reading essays from application process" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, mock interviews with my boyfriend and the mirror :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN;College website;Internet help" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and interview prep for other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and possible interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website and my personal statements, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

" did a mock interview, checked out their website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I consulted my siblings who had just recently graduated from medical schools and had given interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (compiled a list of interview quesions from TT and put them on Word, printed it, and went over them). Looked thouroughly at the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"First, I read the school's website and everything that they had available on-line about it (which I'd estimate that a significant portion of the people had not read past the pre-requisites page). In addition, I took a tour of the school over a month before the interview and took a look around Amarillo (both of which helped a lot and made the day easier already being familiar with the facilities and the area). Finally, I had the opportunity to speak with a current student at the school and was able to review former interview feedback beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to my friend who interviewed 3 years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, personal statment, essays and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"didnt" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read over essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all SDN feedback and read some about school on website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn,practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and making lists of experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interviews, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous intervies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed interview feedback on SDN, practice interview with teacher and family members. Read THe Interview Rehearsal Book. Follow the exercise in the book and it'll help you organize your thoughts so that your answers are personally yours. This book is based on presenting yourself in the best possible lights. Actors are pros at interviews because each casting call is an interview. Actors only have about 5 minutes to try to convince the interviewer that they are right for the job, you have atleast 30 minutes so prepare well so that way you can present yourself in the best light. You've worked so hard up to this point to get an interview, so don't skimp on your interview preparation! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Learning about the school and what it offers to students(i.e curriculum, philosophy, etc.); Mock Interviews; SDN; Other Pharm D students and pharmacists;" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews and became acquainted with the school web site" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The over-abundant opportunity to speak with current students regarding their impression and love of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the tour of the building and the Nursing School." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and staff were amazing. Lunch with my interviewers before the interview. The school seemed brand new and had the newest technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, beautiful building, presentations given, very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "plus factors" of the program. I love the variety of electives they provide and that they require rotations in geriatrics, pediatrics, and rural pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The city of Amarillo really isn't as desolate as people say it is. The new pharmacy building really impressed me and the friendliness of the admin office was such a nice change from other schools. It had snowed heavily 2 days before my interview day, and Mike Schwettmann personally drove to the airport to pick up some stranded interviewees when their taxi refused to pick them up in the ice & snow!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long interview but you get to know not only the people that work at the school (who are friendly), but also you fellow interviewers who may end up as you classmates." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, facilities, and that the school is very clinically oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"it is an extremely long day but you learn so much about the school and the curriculum...the staff and faculty are very friendly and proud of their school...everyone is there to help you and answer any questions you may have....provided a free lunch:)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How friendly the staff and students are at the Abilene location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very intense and their curriculum is top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The staff, organization, clinical aspect of the program, compounding lab, professor-student interaction, 97% pass rate of the NAPLEX" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was nice & Amarillo is larger than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty is so friendly, whatever stress you may feel when you first walk in will be completely gone by the end of the day. Really surprised me how good this school is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities; existing fresh-out-of-the-box laboratories and new extensions to the Health Science Center that are underway. High-tech classrooms. Close proximity to hospital and research opportunities. Distressingly friendly faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities at the Abilene campus are brand new. The students were very nice and engaging and really seemed to love their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Advanced facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, how nice the interview coordinator and tour guide were" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty seemed genuinely interested in you " More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the admissions staff/lecturers." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was skeptical about Amarillo, but i did come in at night. however, i drove around a bit the next day after the interview and the city seems very "homey". they have all the stores a big city should have and plenty of places to eat and cheap living. also, all the staff were extremely nice people and did whatever you needed to feel more comfortable. they really care about their program and it definately shows. also, the curriculum is very progressive and different from others i have seen; the chance to go to different sites for P3 and P4 is an amazing opportunity for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"As I believe I read on SDN feedback before, the school interviews you and allows you the opportunity to interview it. If you are ready for the pharmacy profession and truly possess all the requisite skills, you should have no trouble with the interview process. As far as people complaining about Amarillo... I'm not exactly sure what these individuals expect to do with their nightlife, but I personally felt Amarillo had plenty to offer to almost anyone (perhaps night-club goers aside). The staff was very helpful and they stuck to the schedule they had set forth prior. They acknowledge the difficulty of their interview process and take every measure to make it as easy for interviewees as possible. Take advantage of all of the assistance that they offer to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites, the faculty, the cirriculum cheap rent in the area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and emphasis on technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"They fed in a lot of information about the school: history, course settings, teacher-student ratios. Can see that they are serious." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools curriculum and the students and staff. Seemed like the students were well prepared to handle their career as a pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody there was very friendly except the two faculty members that reviewed our group discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly people, knowledgeable staff, location is bland but big enough and cheap as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is big, new, clean, and state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"small group of students, and the exercises were very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"Current Pharmacy Students. They were very welcoming and easy to talk to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How excited the staff and students were about the program and the technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the faculty was. They stressed to us not to be nervous. That they want us here as much as we want to be there. They also said they were nervous about us chosing another school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice. The faculty and students were very friendly and wanted to make you feel welcome. Their curriculum, although seemingly rigorous, is very patient-oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is new, the curriculum is excellent, and the students seem to be well-prepared to transition to the work field." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility is state of the art, the faculty seemed genuinely enthusiastic " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole entire interview process is extensive. They want the best and only the best. Their approach is that the student is being interview by the school as well as the school is being interview by the student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely warm and comforting environment. The faculty and interviewers were very nice and did everything in their power to make you comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How brown everything is... No green anywhere!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The thing that impressed me negatively is how unorganized they were during the interview because they were under staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"While the interview process was long, it is structured that way so they can fit all the interviews together along with a tour and full explanation of their curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location - very desolate, gets cold, and apparently it is normally really windy." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the critical skills thinking test you take at the beginning is awful...very hard...but the day got better after that" More from this Member | Report Response

"The not-so-friendly interviewers, they were kind of intimidating. They didn't even smile...or look at you when you talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"The group interview was extremely stressful. My teammates were very opinionated and outspoken so I had to fight my way to participate. For the one-on-two section, my professor was not interested in me at all. He did not introduce himself so it made me feel even worse about the entire day. I have to say my experience is rare, but for those who have trouble with group discussion be sure to prepare yourself beforehand. I honestly do not have any advice as for how you would prepare, but I felt as if I faded to the background. I truly love what this school has to offer but the interview was just too long." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the staff members who interviewed us were not pharmacist. They have staff members with pharmacy degrees, but those are not the ones who interviewed us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Required laptops, most intense pharmacy cirriculum in the U.S." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything-from the long interview day,the application link(they take too long to update,missing info sent in),facilities,existing students negative comments about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"location...in the middle of nowhere. i think i saw a walmart though" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their location is kind of in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amarillo and Abilene (where the other campus is located) are far, far away from civilization. Student tour guide seemed more confused and had less to say than the interviewees despite being a P2. Do you enjoy trees, hills, or city life? Too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is kind of old and there is nothing to do out in Amarillo." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not a lot of diversity in Abilene. Also, it seemed very ''small town'' despite having a population of 117,000." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location (it's cold, foggy, and at the middle of nowhere!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location was kind of crappy and it seemed like the building was located in a middle of nowhere. and the city only have two major hospitals. since I am not from the area, I don't know about nearby cities. but this city looked kind of secluded. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The place where it's located, Amarillo. Not much to do around the area, and the nearest city is 4 hours away. I just wasn't impressed with the person who interviewed me and his demeanor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the admissions staff were as-- jerks." More from this Member | Report Response

"the current students seemed a bit arrogant and said some things during the Q&A session that probably should not be said to candidates extremely excited about attending this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing to do with the school or the area in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location isn't as bad as some say, but it isn't great either" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day seemed way too long and definitely could have been shortened significantly. The session about the dell laptops seemed unnecesary." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview is too long. Plus, we were with staffs or faculties most of time, only got to talk to studetns for 30 min.I wouldn't say it's a laid back interview, I felt the tension!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty that interviewed me. He seemed very negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"LONG interview process and I mean LONG. An eight hour process that should really only be four hours because most of the time spent was just information about the school and pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is loooooooooooooong. The city seems questionable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school does not really have a campus, it's a four story building, no student health facilities on campus, there is no school cafeteria and there is no place to eat within walking distance, and it is very windy/chilly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The group presentation. I didn't feel like that would help me get accepted. As a group we worked very well, but it didn't give me and opportunity to shine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very long. By the end of the day, I was exhausted." More from this Member | Report Response

"locaton location location...it doesn't have a great location. There doesnt really seem to be too many people in the '20's age group. There's the Palo Duro Canyon nearby, but the city itself is NOT great" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no negatives, for me, about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amarillo seems like a boring town." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew how to prepare for the critical thinking test." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amarillo was a bigger city and the School of Pharmacy was so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought they would ask me why I wanted to be a pharmacist. I had prepared for it and it caught me off guard when that wasn't one of their first questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How windy it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your group interview REALLY depends on who's interviewing you. Our group had 2 very tough professors and it was VERY tense. From what previous interviewees told me, it would be a free response type of situation. Ours was not like that at all!! The professors came in a started pointing at people & calling names...even asking us to throw people under the bus and name our weakest members. Everyone in our group left staring at each other in disbelief! In the end, it was a great learning experience, but man was it rough!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That 60% of the classes are via long-distance teleconference." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the day would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"How tired I would be at the end of the interview. I was physically exhausted and mentally drained. They are very thorough with their interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions they were going to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the day is incredibly long (8 hours) and your interview is last." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the group dilemma works because this was the main cause of my stress. Interviewees are divided into groups of approximately 6 people. The groups are directed to a room where they are given the opportunity to discuss solutions to a given problem without others observing you. There will be two staff members who observe your presentation. Your presentation should consist of defining the problem and explain possible solutions to the problem. These solutions need to contain ones that you believe are the best and ones that you thought of but would not use. Make sure everyone plays a role in the presentation and knows who says what." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had known that I was going to be accepted at my #1 choice,I wouldn't have made this trip" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring immunizations and fill out deployment preferences beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and high tech and secluded, everything else is flying distance from the chool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The process is very long (all day in fact) but it really isn't high pressure. The tests and group exercise were not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of Abilene campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Taxi numbers, the area, to get a rental car" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview is not that stressful. i wish I wasn't so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I wasn't going to like Amarillo." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is really cold and really windy. Also, there is no food within walking distance when given time for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a lot colder than i thought it would be. also, how laid back the day was. it was not too stressful at all, except 10 min. before the interview, but everyone gets those nervous feelings. the day is long, yes, but very tolerable." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no large surprises. If you didn't bother to read the website and learn about the school, you are in for a lot of surprises in terms of the school's approach." More from this Member | Report Response

"The group activity was not like UH and the group questioning afterwards was not stressful at all. I was stressed about this only because I did not know what to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess I was the only one who didn't know this: among all the activities, this school mostly look at the 30 min interview. This interview actually "ranks" second in evaluation. GPA comes first." More from this Member | Report Response

"That by the time the clock turns to 4 pm --- I'll be exhausted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"look outside the box when doing the group discussion" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people interviewing you do not know your application. Get a good night's sleep as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"You spend your first two years in Amarillo, but for your last two years you can choose between Amarillo, Lubbock and Dallas. Unfortunately, you have to pick the location for your last two years AT THE INTERVIEW! I din't know this. It's kind of an important decision, and I wish I would've had a little more time to think about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of Southern Hospitality here, the group of students being interviewed was really diverse though (thats a plus), Pharmacy students were also really helpful and likeable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is not really so stressful, more than its exhausting. I wish I knew before how EXHAUSTING the day was going to be. Be sure to get at least 9 hours of sleep!!!! Otherwise, you will be struggling to stay alert by the end of the day!! My neighbors at the hotel woke up at 4:30 and as a consequence I only had 5 hours of sleep. If you have any specific questions feel free to email me my user name on sdn is missa. Good Luck to everyone!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they don't like competition with grades. No longer is it A, B, and C....but passing and failing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I knew pretty much what to expect. They send you a schedule in the mail, informing you of what will go on." More from this Member | Report Response

"FLY...don't drive, it's too far and too stressing to fly. If you taxi to the school, the staff will help you find free transportation to the airport" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was real low stress. I was so stressed prior to interview but it was actually a piece of cake. Still, you should still prepare for the interview so that you know YOURSELF and WHY you want to become a Pharmacist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that the school of pharmacy has an integrated curriculum, small student/faculty ratio, the application of the basic science courses are utilized in a patient based learning as early as the first semester, and they are geared to produce the best pharmacists in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had no clue how much I would really like the school. This school and staff were great! " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Sleep early and be prepare for the 7 hours interview process. I know it long but it will go by fast. Have fun and get to know all the staff members." More from this Member | Report Response

"I HIGHLY suggest anyone applying to any pharmacy schools in Texas to consider TTHCSOP. I interviewed at UT and UH and still picked Tech even though i am from Houston. Do not be fooled by the distance of Amarillo or the fact that the School of Pharmacy does not advertise very much. This school is amazing and you owe it to yourself to at least interview before you pick a school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved my interview experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really surprised me with all of its plus factors that I was previously unaware of. Didn't enjoy the length of the interview (7:30am to 4pm), but the process was enjoyable and everyone was friendly, which made it more bearable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tech really impressed me with their campus, curriculum, and general hospitality. UT was always my #1 choice, but after interviewing with Tech, I very quickly decided that I wanted to spend my next four years as a Raider. After being accepted to UT last week, I promptly turned them down...something I never thought I'd do in a million years!" More from this Member | Report Response

"OVerall, it was an okay experience. Be optimistic and stay energetic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed, loved the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to reiterate that this is a great school. I was impressed with the introduction I received and their intense curriculum. I knew I would have trouble with the interview because it was long and there were some parts that I did not do well in. Overall, I don't think I got in, but luckily my top choice school already accepted me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was long, but it wasn't bad. Everyone was very friendly. It wasn't too stressful of a day. On a side note, the thing I really like about the school is that we will learn to diagnose medical conditions as part of our education. Apparently, during year 3 we will do some rounds with the medical students. I think that is cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't like how serious everything was. after other interviews i have attended, tech's seemed like they just wanted to intimidate their interviewees. we heard back about an acceptance/rejection within 2 weeks so that was nice. the director of admissions and the whole admissions office are VERY helpful and friendly. group exercise, essay, and diagnostic assesment are easy and you can't really prepare for them at all. i didn't feel great after the whole interview process, i felt like i could have prepared a lot more. BUT, i got in :) so i must have done well enough!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the day was long, it wasn't as bad as I thought. As the day progressed, my stress level declined and I was able to do well during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Negative comments from existing students-unhappy with overloaded schedules,distant learning,"required" computers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a long day; expect to be at the school for 8+ hours for the intro speeches, logic test, impromptu essay, lunch, interview, building tour, group exercise, laptop requirement speech, student Q&A session, faculty Q&A session, and farewell speech. Lots of repetitive information will be given." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a long day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the faculty members were extremely nice and easy-going. The questions asked during the interview had NOTHING to do with pharmacy or your pharmacy experiences. They are questions that give them an idea about you--your values, experiences, ethics, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly and informal." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the process was really long but appropriate. I had a really hard interviewer, beware of the WANG (that's the guy's last name)! He asks you super hard questions and makes you list your courses that youre taking right now and then asks you questions about concepts in courses that youre taking. Also he asked about how I did in HIGH SCHOOL (how is this relevant??), the breakdown of my PCAT scores (which I had forgotten, and they should have on file anyway..), and another girl I talked to got asked to draw out the circulatory system of the HEART so..be prepared if you get him as your interviewer. The process was very very long, so get a good night's sleep if you can." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I think the interview went well. I had my interview with the Dean of the Dallas campus. So there was definitely some pressure to perform well. but I think I did well because I got in. Also, the exam they give you at the beginning is kind of weird and I don't think I did too well. However, don't blow off on this exam because they do take the score seriously when the admission committee makes their final decision. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was long, but it was not as tiring as I had expected it to be. None of the exercises (writing, group dilemma and critical thinking test) were difficult or stressful. I went in having high expectations for the school considering I applied for early admission, but I came away not wanting to attend the program. Most of the faculty were very pleasant, but there were a couple who were not very friendly and their demeanor turned me off. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a bit stressful walking into the unknown, but the school is pretty nice and the other applicants were too." More from this Member | Report Response

"i think it went well. this being my first pharmacy school interview, Texas Tech really impressed and goes all out for their current and prospective students. the current students enjoy the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"First off, I'd like to say that this school does indeed have a very unique set of interviewing criteria. If you aren't prepared or serious about pharmacy, it's going to show - no question about it. There were, however, no unreasonable questions or expectations. The California logic test was indeed challenging with some questions being similar to the reading comprehension section of the PCAT. It's a small portion of the interview grade and certainly nothing to fret over. The group project was a great success because I was fortunate enough to have excellent and level-headed group members and everyone was comfortable speaking with one another. The faculty questioning of the presentation was tough, but again, we handled it very well as a group. On the other hand, with this being the first interview date of 2007, I was shocked at how many people were not serious about Tech as their choice for pharmacy school. Although only one person said it to me directly, I overheard multiple individuals stating that this school was their "back-up" while they waited to hear from UT or UH or T A&M, which I found a bit disrespectful to the school and an uneducated statement considering all that tech has to offer. All in all, like the PCAT, I did my best to prepare for the interview and my preparation resulted in a very good experience and a low stress level throughout." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a long day, but not overly difficult or stressful, just long. But the current students were very nice and two of them took me to lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long day...interview was very laid back. It was more of a 3-way conversation between me and the two interviewers (one being a 2nd year student). They were basically trying to find out if you were ready to enter pharmacy school or not, but I was able to ask several questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't nervous at first, however the lengthy and serious process stressed me. The group discussion part was silly, we were not given enough time to prepare and it was a disarster :P The two faculty members even challenged us with questions during our presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started off great. I had a great group. Mike Schwettman tried to make us laugh and relax. Everything was great until the point of the interview --- when I felt like the interviewer was really negative. Other than that great school --- although not much to do in Amarillo. But their curriculum seems pretty hard and you might not have time to do anything besides studying anyways." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a wonderful experience. i am from west texas so amarillo is nothing new to me...except about 10 degrees colder on average." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for a LONG interview process. Right as you walk in, you'll head to an office that has your name tag and a folder with some scratch paper, a schedule, and other information concerning about housing, computer specs, and an apartment listing. You'll be herded into a room for an orientation about the school. After that, you'll take a California Logic Test which seems absolutely pointless. After that, you'll be writing an essay concerning a situation on health care. Both of these by the way, you will not get the results. Mine concerned about forming a committee on distributing liver for liver transplant patients. It asked who should be on the committee, why and the process on forming the criteria on deciding who gets the liver. Then, you have a lunch break for about an hour, then you will follow the schedule on your paper that came with the folder. After you get a tour of the school, a computer seminar (you must have a labtop before entering this school), and the interview, you will break into groups to do a group dilemna problem. Later, two faculty members will walk in and the group (which consists of eight people) will describe the problem, discuss a solution to the problem and why and give two other solutions and why you did not choose those. They later ask you questions. After that, you'll have a Q&A session. Overall, it is a long process that should have been shorter. Be aware that they only take 88 each year and approximately 50-60 chosen are from the early admission process. In fall 2007, they wiil be opening up another campus that will take in an additional 40." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got there around eight and spent thirty minutes in the entranceway introducing myself to other applicants. Then we spent an hour in orientation. During orientation, a faculty member talked about the school and then we were able to ask questions. Also we were asked to introduce ourselves to the group. Next we took a Critical Thinking test. This is a weird logic-based test that I can't even explain. You get forty-five minutes to answer thirty-four questions. Everyone finished pretty easily. Next we did a writing exercise. It was pretty standard. Here's a problem, how would you solve it. Then came lunch--forty-five minutes. After lunch, we did the actual interview. The interview was me, a faculty member and a first-year student sitting in a room talking. Most of the talking was off the cuff. The student asked more questions than the professor. The questions were SIMPLE. After the interview, we toured the building and then listened to a thirty-minute talk about the importance of buying a Dell computer. After that, we did a group exercise. For the group exercise, you get a problem, you have to decide as a group how you will solve the problem, then each member of the group--eight to each group--has to give a mini-presentation to two faculty members explaining why you decided what you did. Then the faculty questions you a little bit. This was the most stressful part of the day, but even this wasn't bad. After the group exercise, you spend another hour with the admissions staff. They give you a lot of helpful information about the city, the school, and the admissions process. Then your free to go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an extremely long day. Don't stress about it. They remind you to breathe during the day. The day started out going by fast and then dragged along. Critical thinking test, critical thinking essay, lunch (cut short to 45 minutes), building tour, 30 min interview (more of a conversation), and they tell you all about their labtops. Then you have Q and A with students, then you talk about financial aid, apartment locations..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself is very informal. The interview last 45 minutes and the time flies. There were several questions I was unable to ask because of the brevity of the interview and digression from topic on my part. Make sure to be brief with your responses so you have time to ask your questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I started the day with an attitude of "Who would want to live here" and ended the day with a very positive impression of the school and the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a student there made it a lot more confortable. That really eased my stress. Also they love you asking questions...I asked about 7 of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not stressful; however, I was surprised that it was mainly conversational. They gave numerous opportunities for you to ask questions of them and encouraged that you do so." More from this Member | Report Response

"IT's a VERY VERY LONG interview. The faculty and staff seem really nice and helpful, the students are really proud of their school and show it too. If the school was in a different city, it'd be a wonderful school. The building is nice and parking wouldn't be a problem. Make sure you get enough sleep because towards the end, the day drags and so do your eyes. There's an orientation that lasts almost 2 hours, your critical thinking test for 45 min, your writing section (response to an ethical dilemma) for another 45 min, a break for lunch (which was cut short to about 45 min instead of an hour), a quick tour of the building, a session about getting the required laptop, your 30-min interview with a student and faculty member, the group situational exercise where you'll have to present for about 2 minutes then undergo fairly rigorous questioning, questioning pharmacy students, and FINALLY the wrap up where they talk about immunization, finaid, and the timeline. It's as long as that. SEVEN hours so be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience in all. The process seems intimidating but once you are going through the process it is not bad at all!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This day is very long, about 7 hours. However, it gives you a good chance to relax as well as exemplify you assests. I thought the interview would be more formal, however it was very relaxed and informal. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 10
Faculty member 18
Admissions staff 17
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 30
Neutral 4
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 36

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 36
Out of state 1

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 7
4-6 hours 16
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 12
Automobile 23
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 8
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Southwest

amarillo

Rick Husband

AMA

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 23
Home 0
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 40

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.23 40

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.10 39

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.45 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 21

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.45 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Putting confetti in the official admissions letter was sweet but it was a pain to clean up... maybe next time just print the letter in gold instead." More from this Member | Report Response

"The thing I suggest for the admissions office is to have voice mail and to update their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow a printable parking pass for the day. I received a parking ticket which i had to appeal in order to get it removed." More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe include some information on where to park on the day of the interview in our interview invitation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be quicker to post decisions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please be more friendly! Future students could mean more dollars to you" More from this Member | Report Response

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