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  • University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Cincinnati
Individual Feedback 2 24 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 23
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.83 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.60 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 14

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 2
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 24
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 22
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 21

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.46 24

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

"How would you be a leader in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Cincinnati and why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"They were just average interview questions...very laid back interview...considering i was extremely nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why UC? Typical questions like these. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"how will you pay your tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a figure skating instructor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself in 2 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself in about 2 minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any community service/volunteer projects you are involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe organizations to which you belong, and how many hours per week you are involved." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Asked about volunteer experiences I had done and how I dealt with any stressful situations that may have occurred. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about scouts, and how did this prepare you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not the school in your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about your pharmacy experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your experiences working with autistic children." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Cincinnati?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research & work experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should UC choose you out of the 500+ applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of book do you use in your pharmacy to look up drug information?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What lessons did you learn with your past experience in jobs that has helped you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sort of the same, it all had to do with my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you enjoying UC so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about any community service/leadership opportunities that you've had. (UC is VERY big on community service, I would emphasize this a lot in your interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you need to explain anything about your PCAT score or GPA? (they do not have your PCAT score in the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a high stress situation you've been in and how you've dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would your manager's make a recommendation for you if we asked them? What would they say? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get it? (This made me nervous, but I ended up getting in the school, so don't be too worried if this question comes up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about how your knowledge of Spanish could impact your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You've been on the Dean's List 6 of 7 semesters, what happened that you didn't make it that one time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of pharmacy interests you? Did you enjoy doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of pharmacy do you prefer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Community work This school is looking for strong leaders that will be able to not only check and fill prescriptions, but someone that will be willing to counsel the patients also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything in your file that I should know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various questions that come in during conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you like to work for the company you are working for now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite science and non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you a nice person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain what pharmacy is to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you allowed to live in an apartment. (I am a "unique" case." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a figure skating instructor, and I got asked about that, which I wasn't expecting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your chances of getting into pharmacy school are? What do you think your chances of getting into UC are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting... I was asked very basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your job duties as a Pharmacy technician.Also, where do you plan to live/work after pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a significant event in your life that pointed you to a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which pharmacy reference books do you use in the pharmacy where you work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked my favorite restaurants in the area because he was aware that I am from Cincinnati and our conversation was mostly about food." More from this Member | Report Response

"What lesson did I learn from my past job experience. (Meaning what did I take from those experiences and how it may have applied in my life later on.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It directly involved information I gave in my personal statement. (Note! all the questions asked were based on my personal statement) How did I deal with stressful situations in a volunteer setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your family help influence your decsion to pursue pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

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

"How do you know pharmacy is for you when you've never worked in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your retail experience, who has influenced you to want to become a pharmacist like them? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the differences between research in pharmacy and research in biology or chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (It was the first question and I just wasn't sure exactly what they wanted to hear because it's so open-ended.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you chose pharmacy school instead of medical school with your Biology degree." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you want us to tell the admissions committee about you. I didnt know what to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future? (Too open ended!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions seemed any more difficult than the others." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your biggest problem will be when getting to pharmacy school? (B/c really, I don't forsee any major problems!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did the school of pharmacy first open. It was around 1810 by the way..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (only because I hate this question)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (I hate that question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I choose you over the other 500 applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He didn't really ask me a difficult question. Him and I only talked about pharmacy for about 30 seconds of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing seemed to diffucult because it all had to do with my own experiences and there were no suprises. They just wanted you to elaborate and give them an idea on how you deal in stituations, stressful or otherwise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything in your file that I should know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to describe the organizations I am in and my roles within them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything about your academic record that you would like me know about? (The interviewer hasn't seen any of your application materials besides the essay's that you wrote)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Memorized facts about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read information on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read old threads, reviewed my essays. They have copies of your essays. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good nights rest, reading interview feedback, and listening to others experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I used the interview feedback on SDN and had a friend mock interview me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over this site, the pharmacy school site, and ASHP.org." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Definitely SDN, read over my PS." More from this Member | Report Response

"just looked on here at past questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read thru this site, bought an interview help book, talked to friends who had gone thru pharmacy/med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, memorized their website, mock interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up questions, looked on this site, my roommates interviewed me :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over essays, UC's website... Practiced some common questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback and prepared all of my interview questions ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN, talked to UC pharmacy students, and read over my entire application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, researched their website, read over my statements and information and did a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, looked over the UC website, reviewed answers to common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I showered and shaved and put on a nice suit. That's really all I did to prepare and for this interview that seemed to be enough. No need to stress yourself out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read these interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, went in with a positive attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read of this site and other interview tips." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the program on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Found out about the school, goals of program, had a general response for the basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very kind staff and interviewers. One of my interviewers was a professor and one was the head pharmacist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really laid back, conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly all the students were and how they were excited to answer questions and give the tours. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, staff, and faculty members are all really excited about their school and the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy practice facilities are really cool. They have a mock community pharmacy, consultation room, and IV room." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How friendly and relaxed the faculty and students seemed." More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed and almost conversational. We went over the 30 minute time period for the interview just talking about where a good place to eat for lunch was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome faculty and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the students during my tour. They really seemed to know the faculty on a personal level. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the staff was, there is NO dress code (you only have to wear your white coat during labs, formal meetings, etc), 100% passing rate on the licensing exam, the mock-pharmacy room, that most students seemed to be involved in one organization or another, and the fact that it is so easy to become an Ohio resident after my 1st year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! UC is a great and competitive school. Everyone that I encountered the day of my interview was friendly and enthusiastic about their program!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How comfortable the interviewer made me feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was extremely nice and really fun to talk to, and the pharmacy building was actually a lot nicer than I was expecting. Also, they are accepting more students this year than they have in the past" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxing and that they seem to really care about what kind of individual you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The scene. There was no rigorous activity and the lady that interviewed me was very nice. We talked about me for the first 30 min. (general questions like why pharmacy and where do you see yourself in 10 years) The next 25 min. she took me on a tour of the school and explained the curriculum and where the classes where held. She also took me into one of the labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty member made me feel very comfortable and seemed to take me very seriously in what I had to say. He was very excited about the program at UC, was very positve, motivated, and easy going. He also gave me a comprehensive tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of information that was shared both ways." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice and never tried to make me feel nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice, no stress setting where you talked casually for the "interview" and then a tour of the school with some more casual talking - nothing rigid or formal." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Their room for P1s is a little old school..but all their technology is up to date and they have a good setup." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too many food options around the building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple of the classrooms are older, but most of them are pretty modern." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, except the computer lab needs additional computers." More from this Member | Report Response

"the age of the building. they had very little technology equipment, ex.computer lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guide was not very excited to be there and he only showed us a few rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of UC is sort of in the hood, so that's not so great." More from this Member | Report Response

"A comment that implied my GPA could be due to leniant profs...of course this was "in theory". " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is a little dated (not so much the actual facilities) and there is currently a ton of construction going on because of the new medical center that is being built across the street. However, it will be beautiful when it is complete." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I have to wait soooooooo long to find out my status." More from this Member | Report Response

"paying $6 for parking, and the area surrounding UC isn't exactly the nicest or the safest" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't have much to say negatively about it, but he did show up about 3 minutes late. That's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The shabby town surrounding the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was prepared by mistakedly reading the essays of another candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as many opportunities to branch out into very specific areas of the Pharmacy as are available at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How fast they would respond after your interview. I found out four days later while reading my e-mail in class. They told our group during the interview that it could be months before we knew." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just who was interviewing me, I had alot of alumni ask me that question (which I couldn't answer until now)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was really relaxed, so there wasn't really a need for me to be extremely nervous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress!!! It was very relaxed! Also, they tell you that you may not find out if you are accepted until April! YIKES!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I would have relaxed more." More from this Member | Report Response

"UC's interview process is very, very laid back, so just relax and be yourself:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, it was a pretty standard interview, nothing to stress over" More from this Member | Report Response

"There actually wasn't anything surprising because like I said before, we didn't really talk about pharmacy too much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction on the road in front of the college of pharmacy is presently going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was surprised by how impressed I was with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What are your general comments?

"Great experience. I am so happy to be accepted to this program." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is very friendly. I had a wonderful interview with a lot of friendly conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very good. I was nervous going in but after seeing how relaxed the whole process was I was able to calm down. People there were very nice, the interviewers even prepared a bottle of water for me. I arrived early, and I actually got to interview ahead of my scheduled time, so be prepared for that if you arrive early. It was a positive experience overall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"IT WAS FUN, REALLY FUN." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great, and I guess I did alright, too, because I got an acceptance letter last week! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"He was easy to get along with and keep the conversation going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. Know about the schools history.. Be confident. It was conversational. we even talked about food and favorite restaurants!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st part = 30 minute interview. 2nd part = tour of the school (NO essay/writing assignment). Overall, my experience was GREAT. Cincinnati is one of the oldest pharmacy schools and has an outstanding reputation. My only gripe is that because it is an older school the building is a little outdated. The classrooms and computer rooms are nice and the mock pharmacy room is really big and has a lot to offer. I was really impressed with how happy students seemed to be (based on how many students are involved in pharmacy-related organizations). I would be so proud to attend UC." More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent about 50 minutes in the actual interview, and then my interviewer gave my parents and me a tour of the school that lasted about 20 minutes. The interviewer was friendly, and seemed to be truly interested in why I choose UC." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little stressed, but I came out of it feeling confident!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview took about 1 hour. You do an 30 minute interview with a faculty member and then that faculty member takes you on a tour of the pharmacy school. It was a very informal, laid-back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't a very stressful interview. Him and I basically just talked back and forth so he could figure out what kind of person I am and if I able to keep a conversation going. Try to have a few questions ready about their pharmacy program and if you do that you will be good to go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Less pressure, less stress, and the interview was one on one and I was the only interviewee there at the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience!!!! It was an intelligent encounter!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty member read through my essays and underlined specific parts of them. Throughout the interview I was asked to elaborate on these points. He then gave me a tour of the college." More from this Member | Report Response

"A good interview experience. As I said, very low stress, you never feel rushed. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 6
Faculty member 12
Admissions staff 6
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 14
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 15

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 8
Out of state 7

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 12
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

CVG

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 4
Hotel 1
Home 1
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Terrace Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

The Terrace Hotel

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 15

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.47 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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