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"No suggestions. They have been quite helpful and friendly."
"Try to put the application materials online and have the ability to accept/decline offer online as well."
"Do not yell at the applicants for not bringing their own writing utensil because it was stated in the e-mail. I looked through all my e-mails and it was never mentioned. Continue to providing lodging and housing information."
"The admissions office should work on communicating with the applicants. I was told in my interview offer email that there would only be one interviewer, and they surprised us by adding a community pharmacist to the interview. There was also a major typo on my itinerary that nearly caused me to be late for the interview itself. Additionally, they should consider holding the interviews in a location other than the faculty offices. My interviewer's office was so cramped with all 3 of us inside that I was much too close for comfort to them. You shouldn't be able to smell their lunches on their breath when they speak."
"The interview duration is too long. They should set up slots before hand so people don't have to wait and can leave early"
"There was a lot of down time during the day; they didn't seem as prepared as they could have been..."
"Tell me about yourself (life/educational background, why pharmacy/how you got into pharmacy, why CU)"
"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?"
"What is the role of pharmacists?"
"What is an important value to you?"
"Name the biggest issue in Pharmacy"
"(1) Why pharmacy"
"What do you think is the biggest issue in healthcare?"
"Why do you want to go to Colorado?"
"Same questions as on interview feedback. Was not surprised by any question."
"What role does a pharmacist play that all other health career professionals don't get to experience?"
"Describe a time in which you worked in a group with a person of different ethics than yours, and how did you handle the situation."
"Why this school?"
"Why U Colorado?"
"what motivates you to become a pharmacists?"
"What are some of your pharmacy experiences?"
"All of the formal questions are already posted on here, no surprises."
"How do you stand out from the other pharmacy school candidates?"
"Name one time you encountered someone with different ethical or moral values"
"Why should you be admitted over other applicants?"
"Why kind of pharmacy do you want to practice"
"Tell me about a time you make a mistake and how did you correct it?"
"Why do you want to study pharmacy at UC Denver"
"What made you choose to apply here?"
"What is one of the biggest problems concerning health care."
"Name a situation where you and someone else had clashing moral or ethic values and how did you handle it."
"Describe an ethical situation you might encounter in a pharmacy."
"What made you choose pharmacy and UC Denver?"
"Why UC Denver?"
"What did you do to research pharmacy and come to choose it?"
"Why pharmacy? What qualities should a pharmacist have?"
"Tell me how you researched pharmacy and came to choose pharmacy?"
"What was the essay about and your position on the issue?"
"What is one achievement you are proud of?"
"What is the biggest problem in healthcare? What are the causes, and how do we solve it?"
"What is a challenge you had to overcome/what is one of your greatest accomplishments?"
"What has prepared you to be a pharmacist?"
"Student/Faculty member joint interview: Stock questions were pretty common... what made you want to pursue pharmacy?"
"What sets you apart from all the other candidates?"
"What was your biggest accomplishment"
"Tell us about yourself.."
"If you were a patient, what would you expect of your pharmacist?"
"see above, also, "what was the article you read about" (the essay you have to write is based off of a short health-care related article, so be able to recount the main ideas for the interview)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"tell me bout ur self"
"What would you do outside of the curriculum to enforce what you're learning?"
"Describe a difficulty you have had and how did it affect you?"
"what is the majour health concern today and how do we get over it?
"What motivate you to become pharmacist?"
"Name 3 adjectives that describe yourself?"
"What three character traits best describe you?"
"Describe and academic accomplishment and how you went about achieveing it."
"What is a goal you have accomplished recently that you feel good about?"
"One goal Ive accomplished that I feel great about"
"Tell me why you are interested in Pharmacy."
"Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in pharmacy."
"tell us about your academic acheivement that you are proud of"
"How would you describe effective teamwork?"
"Tell me about yourself. I covered the following area:
1. Personal reasons for desiring to become a pharmacist.
2. Professional reasons " ......."
3. Qualities and traits I posessed:
a. Integrity/ethics...I gave example of how I resolved an ethical situation.
b. Work ethic, desire to succeed.
c. People skills etc..etc..
d. Education experience to include PCAT scores, grade point averages etc...etc..(this is a closed interview and if you have good grades and a strong record, how is the time to share it with the person)."
"Do you prefer to study in groups or by yourself?"
"What do you do if your classmate complains about doing a rotation at a homeless shelter?"
"One of your classmates is complaining that their next rotation is at a homeless shelter. How would you respond?"
"What does diversity mean to you?"
"What does a pharmacist do beside dispensing drugs."
"Any setbacks? How did you learn from it?"
"What else would you like the admission's committee to know about you."
"The thing I did that I was most proud of."
"What separates your decision in specific question 2 from other candidates?"
"When have you had different ethics than someone and how did you resolve it?"
"You have to write an essay about an ethical situation and take a stance."
"Nothing. 5 standard questions."
"Describe a time when someone had different ethics or morals than you? How did you handle the situation?"
"Were you ever in a situation with a person that had different ethics than yourself? What was it and what were the outcomes?"
"Is ethics an important part of being a Pharmacist?
Discuss a time when you had to make a difficult decision"
"Describe a time when you had to change your way of thinking or approaching a situation."
"What is the biggest problem in health care."
"Describe a time when you had to face a difficult situation and how you used ethics and morals to resolve it."
"What sticks out to you in the curriculum?"
"Tell us about a time you had to make a moral or ethical choice."
"What do you think the role of professors are in your education?"
"What is a current healthcare issue and how do we solve it?"
"What motivates you?"
"What are other opportunities for pharmacists to serve the community?"
"What is pharmacy's role in healthcare? This opened up a lot of avenues for describing what you like about pharmacy, what you don't, what your experiences in other healthcare fields have been, etc... open ended!"
"Several questions about the article - pay attention"
"What would you do to fix the healthcare crisis, and what is the biggest cause?"
"Should we move to universal healthcare and if so what are the major obstacles and what ways exist to deal with them."
"How did you come to the decision to pursue pharmacy?"
"They were all pretty standard; "what do you know about pharmacy/what experience with the field have you had", "what acheivement are you most proud of", "what are pharmacists committed to""
"What are pharmacists committed to with their job?"
"What is pharmacy's role in the nation? What is the biggest problem in healthcare? "
"What does pharmacy profession committ to?"
"why should the school choose you from the rest of the applicant?"
"My thoughts on Plan B being prescribed by pharmacists."
"What do you think about the emergency contraception bill?"
"What do you think about the Colorado bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe emergency contraception?"
"A question based off of the short article you will read for the writing exercise."
"What do I think about the new bill on emergency contraceptives."
"What are qualities of a good pharmacist?"
"What is the number one health concern in America today?"
"What do you feel is the number one concern facing healthcare?"
"After reading an article for the essay question, they asked me in the interview about online pharmacies from canada impact on pharmacies in the US (the good and the bad about it)"
"What qualities make for an ideal pharmacist?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What would you do if you saw one of your classmates cheating?"
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