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  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Tucson
Individual Feedback 1 21 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 15
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.95 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.21 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.36 14

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 5
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 6
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 21
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 17
In a group 4

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 6
Closed file 15

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.52 21

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

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

"One big moral dilemma I have faced and how I dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one major decision you had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How familiar are you with the different sub-fields of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself and how you got to where you are right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weaknesses and strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why U of A?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy? Why not Md? Why UofA? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where am I from? I led that into more about myself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY U OF A ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy and not other medical professions...What have you been involved in socially" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any leadership experience you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See above, I list them all." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Explain a stressful situation you once had, and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"what my plans were if I didn't get into the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a moral dilemma that you were faced with? Looking back at yourself now, what grade would you give for how you responded to that moral dilemma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you are not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How you do work in a team? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the hardest decision you've ever had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your perfect day in the pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a moral conflict, and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy, why not another med/grad program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and where I see myself in the future.." More from this Member | Report Response

" A MORAL CONFLICT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you had...What have you done to educate yourself on the profession..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a moral conflict you have faced and how I dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not MD? Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"there was one question about my extracurricular activities/clubs and organizations and volunteering i participate in, and what i do for fun in my free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have I done to understand the field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a disease, what disease would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give an example of a time you had an ethical conflict and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What activities were you involved in in high school? Which was your favorite, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your self in 10 years in the pharmacy profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one strong and one weak quality that you possess..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What services have you done for your community..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to reduce stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If research is major drive for you, why not PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with your family if you don't get along?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the "tell me about yourself" one because it gave me an opportunity to mention everything I thought was relevant and to lead the interview in the direction I wanted it to go in" More from this Member | Report Response

"What disease would I be." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been the most influential person in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could put a poster on the wall that listed the qualities of the perfect pharmacist, what would it say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sell yourself to me. If there was only one seat left, why should we pick you? That and "Do you read the newspaper?" Wasn't really prepared for that one..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing Interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"AS SOME ONE WHO HAS A FAMILY HOW COULD YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get in to a program, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question was discuss a personal moment of conflict, or basically a hard moment of your life...it caught me off guard..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"the moral dilemma one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest decision I have ever had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The moral dilemma one." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. It was very conversational and way more relaxed than I expected. I hardly had any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time you had an ethical conflict and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None were that difficult. It was very conversational. I guess, ''Where do you see yourself in 10 years?'' I hate that question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone came to you with a CII prescription, and you were aware that this person has been getting CIIs from several pharmacies, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really...everything was very basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last moral/ethical situation you found yourself in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just basics" More from this Member | Report Response

"IF YOU WERE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH IN THE PHARMACY SCHOOL WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESEARCH ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the morning after pill and would you dispense it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 positives... but then 3 NEGATIVES about yourself!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is yur major weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been in a ethical situition? If so, how did you handle it? Could you have handled it any other way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical or moral dilemma you experienced, and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly difficult, basically interviewer wanted to get an understanding of my goals and who I am." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, SDN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website definitely helped me the most, but I also researched potential questions and prepared an answer for each and researched current issues and news in the field as well as the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"practice what I was going to say" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over all my essay questions and the personal statement and answered typical questions to myself, i.e. "Why pharmacy?" "What makes you a good pharmacist?" etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, and had 4 previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, looking at typical job interview questions, researching current pharmacy topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to other students who have gone on interviews, reading up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to current student(s), involved in Pre-Pharmacy Club" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, talking to interns and current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to current U of A pharmacy students (I'm lucky enough to work with a bunch of them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, but most importantly ued career services and did a couple of mock interviews and got great feedback which made a big difference" More from this Member | Report Response

"ALOT OF READING " More from this Member | Report Response

"read common questions and wrote answers to them. Reviewed my pharmacy experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, word of mouth, jotted down questions I thought might be asked and brainstormed. Studied the school history and programs offered, etc.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the careers of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website and up-to-date with the current issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Printed out everything on the U of A website, I wrote out responses to the basic questins asked: Tell us about you? How do you look at the Pharmacy profession? What volunteering have you done? What work experience have you involved yourself with? Any other healthcare related experience? What are three characteristics about yourself? Why U of A? What will make you a good PharmD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current issues of healthcare, pharmacy. Went over basics... why pharmacy, what are my skills, weaknesses, etc.. Also reviewed SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer was very attentive/interested and was more than happy to share his own experiences, the tour, one pharmacy student per 1-2 interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was SO nice, including the associate dean who was with us throughout the day. We also had student guides that took us to our different activities and kept us engaged the entire time! The student panel was also very nice and answered as many questions as I could think of!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was just so nice. People are there to encourage you throughout the process and help you make the most of the experience. It was a great environment to be in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour, showcase" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's research facilities, poison control center, long-term consulting department, and resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everybody was. This was definitely the most relaxed interview I have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"The associate Dean, Dr. Tong. His genuine care and encouraging words to the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students really enjoyed being there and seemed very happy. Everyone stressed how they want students to succeed, and they would help you with any career path you wanted to take. The best comment for me was when a student mentioned the faculty treat you like colleagues and not just students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are almost brand new. Faculty seems friendly, attentive, and genuinely interested in students' success." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt relaxed (considering this was my first inverview) during the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was brand new, awesome overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. Arizona was my fifth pharmacy school interview and thus far, my top choice. The facilities, students, faculty, EVERYTHING was fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"New Pharmacy Facilities... we were actually the first to use some of the rooms and construction is still being done." More from this Member | Report Response

"THE HUMBLENESS OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were kind" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very friendly. They just wanted to get to know me. Even when I stumbled they were willing to help out and find the right words for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very high quality program." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"The setting was professional, the Dean and his staff were accomodating and positive. They were very proud of U of A, and had an information session dealing with many issues in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is new and up-to-date. Nice location" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really, except the fact that the school is in Tucson." More from this Member | Report Response

"there was nothing negative about the school, but I was slightly thrown back by how competitive the other students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"...The organization of the entire interview day. Many students giving the tours did not know what was always going on, people presenting at different "pit-stops" of the tour didn't really know what was going on, and so forth. The dean's presentation was also a little less impressive than I was expecting it to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing! I LOVE this school! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The construction and not much green around campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The scheduling of the visit was poor. There wasn't any time alloted for moving from one place to another, so a lot of the visits were cut short." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was a little disorganized. Faculty and staff that were supposed to help show us around had the day off to the surprise of our student guides. Student guides got lost on the tour and had to ask directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour...none of the student guides knew where anything was, and they had to keep stopping the group to ask for directions. Also, my interviewer was reading questions off of a paper and asking me things I had already answered. I felt like he was just going through the motions, reading off his paper, and not really analyzing what he was doing or listening to what I was saying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...not sure about Tucson, but I can handle it for 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there was from U of A so I felt that there wasn't much diversity in the student population." More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHEN THE ASSOCIATE DEAN MENTIONED THAT MANY PHARMACY SCHOOLS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DIVERSITY IN THEIR SCHOOLS AND THAT U OF A ACCEPTS NO MORE THAN 75 STUDENTS. THEN HE APPOLOGISED SAYING THAT I DID NOT MEAN THAT WE DO NOT WANT DIVERSITY .I FELT THAT U OF A IS NOT THE SCOOL THA YOU WANT TO BE IN IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE COLORED OR NON-NATIVE SPEAKER PEOPLE. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour is given..." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no students to interact with and no tour was given." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was long!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professor didnt seem like he was giving me his full attention" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't a tour! I was kinda of upset about this, because I would have liked to look more at the campus and have a formal type of tour. The other thing was that I noticed was that everyone was from U of A!! That was cool, but I felt like the only one applying to other schools, and that WASN'T a U of A student! Surprising more than a negative I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"As an out-of-state app, this schools is probably too expensive and far away for me." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"3 questions to pick from for essay and I think they are mainly looking for handwriting and general cohesiveness. Also, the interview is very conversational, the questions pretty much stem off of your previous answers except for a few obligatory questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to stress as much" More from this Member | Report Response

"That instead of elevators, my tour guide liked to use the stairs (I had heels on...ones that are normally last a long time without discomfort. Climbing up and down stairs, however, happens to destroy the lifespan of my feet). Also, I wish I had known I was supposed to go without food for so long..." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is actually a lot of parking near the school during the day. I played it safe, parked where I knew I could, and rode the CatTran over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't much in the way of surprises. Just be sure you arrive early!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just an awesome program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just relax, everyone is so great and there is really nothing to stress over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I interviewed here last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"There isn't much grass to be found on campus. Also, it actually rains in Arizona...had to purchase an umbrella" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay preparation! I couldn't really prepare of course, but many schools have advertised non-science related questions. This one gave a scenario and asked you what you would do in that situation: The Surgeon General has invited you to help plan a way to improve prescription and non-prescription use in senior citizens. What is the elements, goals, and objectives of your plan, and how will you implement it. Or something that effect. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a great experience...but be prepared for the interview day to last a little longer than listed (15-20 minutes)" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVE this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school and great people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview. I honestly had no idea interviews even came with tours of the school. I was entirely under-prepared and I did not sleep well the night before. I DID get in though, so I guess I did alright in the interview? I would highly advise other people to NOT do what I did though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not stress about the interview. I know it is easier said than done but everyone is so nice! It was nice to actually have an interviewer not grilling you and just have a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay portion is short, so plan wisely. Leave some time for editing at the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed and conversational. Welcoming and kind of fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview consisted of a welcome, 4 30-minute time slots, and then a closing and reception. The interview group was divided into 4 groups for the 4 time slots, and they rotated through the interview, the essay (looking for handwriting and ability to communicate clearly), the tour, and the "showcase" (basically more tour). Then, they had the closing, which was also when you fill out the evaluation (it was difficult to write because they were talking and you wanted to listen). Then they had cookies and soda in the reception. Also, there was one PharmD student for every 2 interviewees, so you kind of had a "mentor" for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great, short and to the point, covered all the bases." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT GREAT GREAT. Very impressed with the school overall and especially their brand new facilities. There were about 30 students at the interview. Dr. Tong talked for about 30 minutes then about 15 students came in and introduced themselves, as did the applicants. Every two applicants were paired with one current pharmacy student. The pharmacy student was basically each applicant's director for the afternoon. Each student was given a schedule listing the interview, essay, meet the faculty and tour. Luckily I was able to get the interview and essay out of the way first so that I could relax the rest of the afternoon. Meet the faculty was an interesting part of the day, because it allowed the applicants to see what they do for the school and how enthusiastic they all were about what they do. The day ended with snacks and a survey. I was somewhat nervous for the interview and I expected the day to drag on but surprisingly it flew by..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxing interview with 1 faculty and 2 students. Also, there is an improtu essay, but that went ok, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"I DELT WITH T AS IF I WERE ACCEPTED AND JUST BEING REINTERVIEWED." More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay is pretty simple but you have to watch the time. The staff is very friendly and gave good presentations about financial aid. You get the feeling that they are there to help you succeed in life. They appear to be a top notch school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fair. It was a little long and tedious. The interviewers were somewhat friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more relaxed then I expected. Just be yourself and you will be fine:)!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very professional, excellent atmosphere. The students interviewing me were awesome guys, nice, I did not have anybody grilling me, or putting me in a touch spot! The Dean and everybody in admissions expect much of you! They were ligth hearted, yet serious and move through the process fast. I had a great time, and until my other interviews, I'm hoping I get in here! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school and location." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 13
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 12
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 11
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 8
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 11
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

phoenix

TUS

Tucson Intl

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Four Points by Sheraton

Rodeway Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

Four Points by Sheraton

Rodeway Inn

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.43 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.36 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.85 13

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 8

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 8

0 = low, 10 = high

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