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  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Houston
Individual Feedback 3 57 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 52
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.21 56

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.59 46

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 46

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 23
35 minutes 3
40 minutes 5
45 minutes 10
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 6

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 49
At a regional location 2
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 52
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 18
Closed file 27

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.11 54

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

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

"What are your career goals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since your parents moved with you to undergrad, how would you handle the move here on your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you perform multitasking in the pharmacy? (this question was asked because I told them about my experience in the pharmacy a lot)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Would you dispense needles to a person whom you suspect to be a drug abuser?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you did or said something you regretted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why did you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You listed empathy as one of the traits you excelled in, tell me a time when you demonstrated empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a bad decision I've made in the past year? A situation you wished you acted differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest disappointment you experienced within last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest obstacle overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a disappointment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led to your interest in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bad decision you've recently made? A good decision you've recently made besides applying to pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much same as questionaire" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why pharmacy? (why not doctor/nurse/dental etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your children going to adjust to you increased absence for the next four years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a situation where you regret the way in which you interacted with somebody. What would you change about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy school instead of med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something you regret in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a good decision and a bad decision made recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"All came from personal statement or were on this site already" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about yourself. (of course)" More from this Member | Report Response

"give me an example of a difficult time and how you overcame it" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Variations of the questionaire questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your weekly schedule look?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a good decision you made recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides pharmacy school, what other goals do you have for this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"why the UH pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How do you manage your time? Talk about a class you had trouble with and why? Tell me about a time you were disappointed. What do you do for fun? Talk about two traits that make a good pharmacist and why they are important." More from this Member | Report Response

"In a group work where your position is not adopted by the group, how did you feel about it and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 good decisions you've made within the last 6 months." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you prepare for your interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a good decision you've made recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is pharmacy a "count and pour" profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you had to adapt and how you handled it. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time you were trying something new for the first time. What was the out come and what will do next time to improve results?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you handle situations when you studied your hardest for exams, but the grades that followed didn't reflect that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most stressful time and how you handle it. Time management questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult decision you've made in the last six months?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest obstacle I had to overcome? How do I manage time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Situation you wished you acted differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a bad decision you made in the past year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think being an older student will affect your experience in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to manage your time when you're in pharmacy school? How do you manage your time now? (Also, know your self-assesment. They asked me a quesiton about why I put something and what I would do to improve it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What struggle have you overcome in you life to be successful in your endeavors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a bad decision? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a bad decision you made recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the whole weekend free, how would spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a hospital and someone told your supervisor they didn't like you and didn't want to continue working with you, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a poor decision and a good decision you have made recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation you were in recently and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about some good decisions you've made in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your current work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you handled opposition in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest strength, greatest weakness, how can you make progress on the weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy (i was a non trad student so this was a relevant qsn)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 2 goals do you have other than getting into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give two good decisions you made" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you spend your ideal weekend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you rather attend UH Pharmacy School as oppose to any other pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time and what do you do to help yourself keep up with your schedule?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a disappointment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A recent good decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you figure out that pharmacy was right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you take what you have learned in the past 4 years and transfer it to pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My questions were very personal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to confront conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about pharmacy experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a person you regret meeting" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe another goal of urs this year other than getting into a pharm school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation you have been in, and how you've handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do u deal with opposition from a team member when working in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"A job as a pharmacist is repetitive. What will you do to not become bored with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you had to be assertive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides the diversity of UHCOP, why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A time when you wish you had acted differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when something unexpected came up and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a time when you wish you had acted differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a free weekend how would you spend it? What television show would you watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you become interested in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I manage time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a stressful time in your college years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest obstacle in achieving a goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy and not other healthcare professions? Something I regret? An interaction with someone that I regret? Biggest obstacle and how it was a barrier to accomplishing my endeavors? Most stressful moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a situation where you regret the way in which you interacted with somebody. What would you change about it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a good decision? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance all of your resposibilities AND COURSE WORK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time and what tools do you use to help you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you regret recently? Describe a time where you made a bad decision? In the past 6 months, what is one bad decision you have made not involving academics." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I only got asked like 4 questions because my interviewer and I kept talking about other off-topics, like dogs. The interview was very much like a conversation and not like a bam-bam one question right after the other interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"give an example of a good decision made within the last 6 months, and if you were a pharmacist & you overheard a fellow pharm tell your mgr that he/she didn't like working wit you, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 2 good decisions you have made" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most important thing you learned from your pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other questions were based on my questionnaire" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an obstacle that you went through and how did you recover?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle opposition in a group." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my questionnaire." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your ideal weekend? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging course (and why)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes the pharmacist you work with a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a time you had to readjust yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the most stressful situation u were ever in and how did u handle it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your study skills and how do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do u manage ur time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about a time where no one believed in you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If both of us are working together, and I came to work drunk, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the whole day to yourself, not any obligations, how would you spend your day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example where you had to adjust to changes." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a free weekend how would you spend it? What television show would you watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situation I wished I acted differently" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a situation that you wished you handled differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would i sell needles to a teenage boy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 13 year old walked into your pharmacy and wanted to buy syringes for his sick grandmother, who have given him permission to do so, what would u do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What struggle have you overcome in you life to be successful in your endeavors" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Name two good decisions within the last 6 months ( besides applying to pharmacy school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to choose how I would donate money. I was presented with two deserving non-profit organizations and had to decided who would benefit more, and explain why I was more compelled to choose one organization over the other. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal statement question about why I wanted to get into a specialized residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were expected, I guess the most interesting was: if, tomorrow, you had no tests, no family obligations, no work obligations and had the day completely off, how would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I liked to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite TV show? and why?If you had an entire weekend free how would you spend your time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were as expected...nothing particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the whole weekend free, how would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about something you did that you regreted" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there something that you regret that you wish you could take back? (I'm not sure if this is the exact question, but you get the idea)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your experiences at Methodist, St. Luke's and Bayshore Medical Center and which hospital did you like best? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of 2 difficult decisions you have made in the past two months and what were the results of those decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"what goal do you have besides getting into pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really interesting...pretty basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a recent disappointment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions that i was asked were very thought provoking. We talked about almost everything that I wrote about on my pre-interview questions, but then I was asked to talk about something that we had not mentioned, which was a bit surprising. " More from this Member | Report Response

"In the past 6 months what are the 2 good decisions you made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides going to Pharm. School, what is another goal you have for the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer looked at the schools I have attended and asked how I ended up in Houston trying to go to pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about academic honesty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a decision u recenlty made and now regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about a time where you expectations were not met. What was the outcome and did it improve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell us about another time that you had to be assertive" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle a situation, let's say during a study session or group project, in which the group didn't agree with your decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if you pass the due day? I just told them that I never let that happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you sell plan B to a 15 year old girl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you came across someone with opposing views than you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a time when you had to deal with people in a group that opposed your ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The interviewer was so friendly and welcoming that I felt like I was having a catch up conversation with a close friend or relative. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situation I wished I acted differently" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was an obstacle in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation that you wished you handled differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a bad decision you've recently made? What is a good decision you made? What is something that you regret? A LOT of time management questions!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you stay organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None I was prepared for all the questions, I studied the SDN website." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was one thing you did that you regret, and how did you overcome it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What struggle have you overcome in you life to be successful in your endeavors? This shouldn't have been so hard, but I really had to pause and think for a few moments to fashion a response." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle opposition in a group at school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me on 3 seperate occasions about bad decisions I've made." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose intellectual curiosity as a skill i needed to improve" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two bad decisions you made the past 6 months." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a bacterium, which would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy instead of doctor, dentist, or nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal statement questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the qualities listed in the self-evaluation form, what is a personal trait that you would like to improve upon? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most stressful situation you have ever been in and how did you handle it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a situation where you regret the way in which you interacted with somebody. What would you change about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"give me an example of a difficult time and how you overcame it" More from this Member | Report Response

"none...well prepared from other SDN feedback on UH" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"(refer to previous question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too difficult. However I felt the group discussion was intimidating with all the people watching and taking notes as you talk" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you not want to be a nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was a bad decision that you have made in the last 6 monthes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret? I actually ended up crying right in my interview!! This question struck an emotional cord in me. But, I still got in...so, oh well!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were pretty much expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you treat someone in the past you think you might want to change now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a regret you've made in the past and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you received opposition from a group and how you reacted" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a recent regret you have? (right after, What is a bad decision you've made recently?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are 2 commitments u made this year and what have u learned from them" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one decision that you recently made that you now regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went over mock questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feedback interview, SDN questions, questionaires" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback and researching the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UH website, read over interview questionnaire, and essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pre-interview questionnaires" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, mirror, friends, random people on the street. This school is my top choice school so I practiced very thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over SDN forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the interview feedback on SDN, read over the interview questionnaire, and essay, and mock interview with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the interview feedback on SDN, read over the interview questionnaire, and essay, practiced talking and answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my responses submitted for the supplemental application, reviewed the SDN interview feedback, and tried to get a good night's rest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the usual: told myself how to stay calm and be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Feedback Questions from the past years; Searched the Web for sample interview questions; UH Website; Spend time to get to know myself, my accomplishments, obstacles, challenges, struggles, etc. The key to success is to know yourself!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UH pharmacy website and had a UH mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! SDN! SDN! that and went over my personal questionaire" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, various interview tips/strategies/questions from online sources, talking to pharmacy students " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN...SDN....SDN... Thank God for SDN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Formulated & rehursed answers based on the questions from SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN only" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, reviewed essay and interview questionare" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview at my school, went over the interview questionnare" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, books" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, questionaire form, self-evaluation form and the SDN questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read personal statement, good night sleep and plenty of time to get there" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my personal statement, answers to pre-interview questionaire( make sure you do this, because all of the people that you meet on interview day( except current students) have actually read over your responses!! so, make sure when they ask you a question, you know what they are talking about) looked at UH web-site, talk to a current student, did a mock interview with my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! The questions were almost identical to those that previous interviees encountered." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread the pre- interview questionnaires." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview at school and sdn, sdn, sdn,...." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback...they were pretty much the same questions, so I was well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a mock interview with a 3rd year pharmacy student Had a pharmacist critique my questionnaire and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, reviewed the interview questionnaire, looked over previous SDN questions " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, interview questionare." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview questionnaire, personal statement and school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, moch interviews, read my questionnair questions and knew it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didnt" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over other feedback. Reviewed the questionnaire." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at my pre-interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I re-read the answers I wrote to the pre-interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read studentdoctor network, review expected q&a, review pre-interview questions, read up about the school, and last but not least= get a good night sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview by the UH career services. I learnt about this website from there and it helped a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN and listing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews and talking with pharmacy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"no preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How welcoming everyone was at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food and water." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff and pharmacy students. The interview was a very low stress interview, and the staff was constantly telling everyone to relax and have fun. I enjoyed mingling with the students and getting to know the school as well through my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The P1 students are very nice and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"the atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness and openness of everyone, the entire interview process" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all the students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. From the moment I walked into the building, I was approached with one of my counselors. She gave me an introduction of how the interview process would go and you will be directed to go into a room with pharmacy students. You would be given the chance to mingle and ask any questions about the program. When I came, there were many P1 students so I didn't ask any residencies questions. Either way, you'll be able to meet current students. One impressive thing about UH COP interview process is that they want you to like their school. As in, they're trying to interview you, but they want you to make sure that UH is the school for you as well. They welcome any type of questions and are very responsive to your needs. Back to the interview, I had my one-on-one first. My interviewer had two other students in the room, but they didn't ask any questions. I was nervous at first since there were 3 pairs of eyes staring at me, but they were quiet so I started to ease up. Overall, my interviewer did a great job with getting to know me. As compared to all the other schools I went on an interview with this year, UH is the school that actually got to know me which is rare even though I went to 3 interviews before UH. My group interview was extremely fun. I love my teammates and I hope many of them got in. They were cooperative and enjoyable. Within the 30 minutes, I actually got to see a little bit of their personalities and started to crack jokes in the end. The day overall was impressive and thank goodness UH accepted me. I would be very disappointed if they didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! From how organized the entire process was to the friendly staff and pharmacy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was very professional. The Admissions office being so helpful. The friendliness of everyone from the chat room to the interview.The pharmacy students involved in the process were very helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back atmosphere and how nice everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Organization of the day and friendly pharmacy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone involved in the interview process was very friendly including the other applicants. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Was very laid back!! Everyone was so nice and there are A TON of amazing P1 students there for you to interact with. Everyone was great and the atmosphere was so relaxed. Plus they give you snacks and drinks!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"So friendly and they seemed like they wanted me to be a part of the team!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice and friendly everyone was. Even if you are kind of shy, students will come up to you and engadge you in conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly, including both interviewees, current students, and staff. also the TMC was a great bonus " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, informative people working together in a harmonious, stress free atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The event was well organized. Everyone was polite and helpful. The students are helpful as they help to get you talking about yourself. This interview visit was the best so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and faculty were very nice. Texas Medical Center is amazing if you havn't been." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location (TMC!!), how friendly & open the students were, the diversity of the students, the way the students got along among each other, and the friendly faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"TX MED Center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, next to MD anderson. I also liked how efficient they ran the interview process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very personable not intimidating" More from this Member | Report Response

"location,location,location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm about the program from the 2nd and 3rd year students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center is beautiful (where you spend your 3rd and 4th professional years), and it is in my opinion the best place you could possibly receive an education in the health field. Interviewer was extremely nice and laid back, students were enthusiastic, helpful, and good at making everyone feel comfortable. Cultural life in Houston is excellent. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how welcoming and enthusiastic everyone was and how sincere they were of making sure you felt at ease so that you can do your best" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the current students and staff were very welcoming. Location of SOP." More from this Member | Report Response

"Professionalism of faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The group excercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought that the students and staff were very friendly and accomodating. I was quite nervous, but they were helpful throughout the whole interview process. I felt very comfortable and at ease after a while. Furthermore, the interviewers were also pretty easy to talk to, it just felt like having a conversation with any other person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "ambassadors" were really friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the staff, faculty and students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly. i loved my interviewer, she was really nice. i liked that they had the students to talk to so that you didnt have to sit there and get nervous about whatever it was that you were doing next." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody there greeted me with open arms. I felt very welcome throughout the entire visit. The day was short and to the point, and I was on my way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly. It didn't really feel like I was being judged or graded. It felt more like a getting-to-know-you session. " More from this Member | Report Response

"organization of the day, friendly and helpful students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first and second year pharm students were there to help out, and i was able to talk with many of them about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and students were very nice and helpful. Interview was at the TMC which was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer, Dr. Wallace, he is really a nice intelligent guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very organized and friendly. Received my acceptance two weeks later." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very organized and geared to producing collegues in the pharmacy field. The curriculum, statistical standings, the ability to accomodate students (test schedules and rotations) all impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization and flow of the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"how everyone there was nice and the diversity of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and student were extremely nice and made me feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty, campus" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was not very social." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some students weren't so helpful because they were afraid they will reveal something that they weren't supposed to. I thought the people there were pretentious." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview could have been a little more streamlined. The entire process took about 4 1/2 hours" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a little lost in the med center traffic, and it was raining." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well I had a 2-on-1 which totally blew me off because everyone else I had talked to had a 1-on-1. I hated writing the essay next door to the room where the P1s and the other applicants were interacting. They were sooooo loud!!! And also, there was no tour. But no complaints, I got in!!! =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. There was the fact that the waiting room where all the P1's and P2's and interviewees are right beside the room where everyone else was doing there writing assignment. And they kept coming in and asking us to be a little more quite. It would have been nice to have been separated." More from this Member | Report Response

"it felt long since i arrived early, and i was very mentally exhausted by the end of the process " More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing area is adjacent to the welcome/ staging area. Very noisy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The P1&P2 students attend the UH campus while the P3&P4 students attend classes in the medical center. They separated. Perhaps there are missed opprotunites for mentoring? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The group exercise was pretty intense" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professors and advisors were very serious" More from this Member | Report Response

"the GROUP interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the essay and group prep work were in another room. They had us next to the waiting area which was divided by a curtain so it was pretty loud and hard to concentrate." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... I love U of H, and I got in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing topic - 45 time constraint " More from this Member | Report Response

"The writing excercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"The group interview I was very nerve-racking because there were so many students observing and evaluating you. When I did mine, there were 15+ student evaluators in the room also. But overall, I think it's still a good excercise. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is a little old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt that the my interviewer rushed through my one on one interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather! It was raining." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Houston is BIG." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"when I came in, some of the faculty seemed sort of snooty. They could have been a little more friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First few years of pharmacy classes are actually at the UH main campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, they try to make the interview as quick and painless as possible. The only thing lacking was a tour of the school, though it could be because the first 2 years are at the UH campus and the interview was at the UH COP at TMC." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. UH is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"building small n old" More from this Member | Report Response

"building is kinda old" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known to treat the one on one more as a conversation instead of treating it like a professional interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be active with participation during the teamwork exercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and welcoming everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The group exercise is general enough that your life experiences are sufficient to answer the questions and discuss." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would not have been that stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"To not stress as much. I could not sleep the day before the interview because I was so nervous. But once I walked into the building all my nervousness was gone." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the group discussion was situated. It was probably the most intimidating part of the entire interview process, but it still wasn't too terrible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To not stress out" More from this Member | Report Response

"the structure of the group assessment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I felt that SDN did a good job of preparing me for the experience. - No real surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that there would be students and faculty surrounding you during the group exercise!! That was pretty nerve wrecking but after the first 2 minutes, you don't even notice them" More from this Member | Report Response

"There would be food and drinks for us there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I research the school a lot. Just listen to everyone when they say don't be nervous. I know it won't help, but you won't be nervous after about an hour of being there, because everyone is so hospitable and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really since i felt like i was adequately prepared " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had not been so stressed, but I was even after reading all the previous comments on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Educate yourself about emergency/survival situtions when isolated and with a group of people. What are the approiate steps for survival. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is perfect for someone that is planning to spend 4 years studying for a health profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you fail you can repete the clases the next year and you are just a year behind everyone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"To get more sleep. The interview process is LONG.." More from this Member | Report Response

"they have food" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is not so scary" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I wasn't so nervous going into the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that it was going to be so laid back. I spent weeks worrying and stressing out for nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known it would be so laid back, so I wouldn't have wasted my time being all nervous. Not to take it too lightly or anything, but they made the environment friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"bring a watch for the essay - they have a clock but having it in front of you helps. AND take your time reading the group interaction story. they do not allow you to look back at the handout. it helps when things get confusing because you or others interpreted something differently. i was already prepared for it but for the essay, think bigger and globally -ie, what is for the greater good rather than the select few. it will help. stick with your point and support it. you'll use this in the group interaction to. and "interact" with the group..it is a group interaction after all-smile, discuss, and share your thoughts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be as stressed out. I was stressed walking in, but I came out feeling very positive and welcome. Objectively, my academics were not very good except for my PCAT. My GPA was just a little over 3 and I had little extracurricular or volunteer experience. I went in a little intimidated by everyone else's GPA and other credentials. However, I think I was able to show my positive attributes throughout the day that could not be shown on paper. I landed an interview, so they must have seen something in me. I've received my acceptance letter and it's almost too good to be true! For those of you who are stressed out trying to get in, don't lose hope. If you've landed an interview, you've definitely got a fighting chance." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is not that stressful as one may think! The faculty and staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known to converse more with the applicants I was with when they first corraled us into our interview groups. It helps so much more with the group interviews when you already know, and have exchanged words with the people you will be doing your group interview with. Therefore, you can work better during the group excercise. And also, be nice to everyone, the people you are around could possibly your classmates for the next 4 years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of down-time where you're sitting around talking to other students while you wait for your interview, essay, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had been more prepared to do the group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"You could get done with the interview process a lot sooner than the scheduled time. I got done in 3 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the group interview, there are many students in the room that are trying to intimidate you to see how you react under pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Always help the injured person first. You'll understand when you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview started at 8:15am and I got there at 6:30am. If I had known that it would take me a short time to get there I would have relaxed and gotten some more sleep. I was out there in the cold and all alone in the street because the building was locked." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a fairly large panel of about 8 students and faculty members who analyze your interaction with the group project,also getting to the school can cause some issues because of parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"That interview aren't as scary as they seem" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the texas medical center is a maze, and to get there way early" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Do not be nervous and practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there didn't seem sincere but don't let it bother you. Just be yourself and relax. Fully participate during the teamwork exercise but don't be aggressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved UHCOP" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be honest, very friendly staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had one faculty interviewer for the 1:1 and there were about 10 people observing the group exercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview process is the best by far. The faculty are really nice, the interview is like a conversation! And the students are extremely helpful. The group exercise isn't hard, a little intimidating at first, but it was an interesting topic! Don't stress over it too much and get a good night sleep!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You will love this interview and everything that UH has to offer. Enjoy it! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I went to the interview I was still wavering between UT or UH, but everything about the entire day sealed the deal. Definitely going to attend UHCOP! =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"get there about fifteen minutes ahead of your interview time because parking is confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"UH is a great school. I really enjoyed talking with the current students. They were very candid and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"bunch of chit chat" More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a schedule of what you will be doing when you arrive. It helps to break the ice with all the other candidates in the room everyone looks so nervous and we could all see it. Then depending on you schedule they take you to different sections. One good thing you can do is ask around and find out who has the group assignment at the same time you do and get aquainted, this helps later. The biggest advice I have for everyone is the group excerise, the goal is to not give in but come to a consensus on your ideas. Most importantly do not fight, make you ideas known and encourage others to make their ideas known. The writing is cake and I am horrable at writing. Just find a reason to do one or the other, and stick with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, very good! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. UH has the process down to a science. Very little lag time, and the down time that you do have can be spent visiting with current students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very casual, the interview is at the end of the day and they look at your personal statement for a lot of questions " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the one on one interview did not go well since my interviewer was so serious. The group exercise is frustrating and the writing exercise seemed pointless. The students were great and very honest so you know what to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a nervous wreck... Be more relaxed when you go into your interview. It is not that bad and just try to do your best." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hated the group part. It felt like I was in an experiment and there were scientists watching me. My group members didn't listen to me and having all the serious observers and a professor watching us just added to the stress. I think our group messed up on that part, because we reached agreement way too fast. :/" More from this Member | Report Response

"99 PCAT, 3.95 GPA, Recommnedation from professor at Pharmacy school, excellent social skills, 100s hours of volunteer work---not accepted to the school after all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was very impressed with the school and what they had to offer. Location of the school is great and the P1's and P2's that were there made the day comfortable and answered any questions that we had." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very casual they just want to get to know you, on the group project just make sure you talk and give your idea and reasons you don't have to be right just helpful and willing to work to compromise" More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all, I had a very good time at the interview. The interview was done by a faculty. Their main goal is not to scare you but to get to know you beyond just your test score or transcripts. I thought all of the current students in the university was very positive and helpful in responding to my questions. I also thought the group problem solving session was really fun. The essay was kind of weird but nothing too scary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience. Although I was there for 5 hours, it didn't feel that long at all. When I wasnt writing the essay, doing the group project, or talking to my interviewer, I spent most of the time in the holding room talking to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went by pretty quickly. Group prep, Group exercise, writing exercise, and face to face interview. The whole process lasts 4 hours, with a lot of waiting in between. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this was my number one school and i wanted to be sure that they treated the students with as much respect as we gave them so i paid attn to how they treated us individually and as a group - they passed my test for sure. my interviewer was Dr Simpson who was extremely easy to talk to and put me at ease with her easy going personality. everyone i met including the applicants wished us all a good interview. i liked the prospective group of students UH selected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very welcoming experience with little stress. Interview with Dr. Wallace was very pleasant. Writing prompt is pretty typical for interviews. The group activity wasn't very stressful and was kinda fun. Be an active team member! After talking to some current students, I got a very positive impression of UH." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I performed average on the interview, but my acceptance letter two weeks later proved my assumption to be wrong! I am so excited and look forward to starting the fall semester as a pharmacy student!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very welcomed at the interview. They had snacks and drinks everywhere. The ambassadors were anxious to answer our questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel that my interview process at UH was one of the better ones. The organization was good making every step as time efficient as possible. Despite being very nervous in the beginning, I left feeling very welcomed. I also took advantage of the free snacks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The one-on-one was very smooth. We talked a lot about extracurricular activities and time management. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I believe that my interview went well. Everyone was nice, and made you feel comfortable. I just wish that my interviewer didn't rush through my interview so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I ended up liking the school even more after my visit. It was mainly the students, staff and faculty that made me totally love the school. I got there at 9 and talked with students before they took me for my file review. Following that I read over the "group" problem and finished my essay. After that we had our group assignment. I was lucky to have a great group that got along really well. Following this was my interview with Dr. Wallace --- who was SUPER nice. Throughout the day we got to talk to the current pharm. students who answered a lot of my questions. This is a great pharmacy school and I'm so glad its in Texas!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole experience was great. i was totally impressed with the organization of the thing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall experience was very positive. Everybody there was very nice and made me feel welcome. I just stayed relaxed and tried to be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a writing sample, a group exercise, and the interview. Between each step, there was time to talk to current UH students and some staff. Everyone wants you to relax and do well. If this interview stresses you, you need to consider therapy. It's really laid back. Go into it with a relaxed, confident, positive attitude and you'll be fine. Anyway, you should be relaxed and confident because you are one of the few applicants that got invited for an interview. So have some fun. The actual one-on-one interview was simple. You basically sit in an office with a faculty member and talk to him/her. They ask you some questions, you talk, and that's it. I would recommend reviewing the questions on this site, but don't memorize answers. Just have general ideas about what you want to talk about. Be yourself. You don't have to be perfect. Just relax and talk. It sounds simple because it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really good. I think that one of the things that helped me to get in the most was my group interview. I took over. I was the leader. I set up a plan, and urged others for their opinion. I was later told by one of the student evaluators, that I was the best!! My advice is dress REALLY nice. I would suggest a pants suit for both sexes, but it is not necessary. Of course, closed-toe shoes. Be yourself, but extra friendly (not fake, though)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was both a group interview and a one-on-one interview which was nice. There was also a group exercise which turned out to be a lot of fun. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very nice people and very organized. The interviewer was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were about 20 people interviewed on that day including me. We all had different scheduling times and to some extent different items. I had my one-on-one interview with Dr. Wallace. He was very nice and funny. I guess he was impressed when I told him I was so early for the interview because it meant I was serious about what I wanted. Also I had made a list of questions to ask him which also impressed him(I came prepared). After that was the preparation for the group discussion and the essay writing. I guess the topic for the essay was hard. We were asked to write only in pens. I saw one of the applicants really attacking his paper, scribbling and scratching out. His paper was really a mess. I guess that gave me confidence that I was not alone in thinking the topic was hard and I actually did a decent job(my paper was very neat). The group discussion was very interesting. We(6 applicants) were all laughing and making decisions. For a moment I forgot it was an interview and I was discussing with friends. We all felt at ease with each other. The scenario was: Six of us went on a camping expedition and one of us was attacked by a bear and left unconscious. We had to decide on the fastest way to get him medical attention given a list of items which we took on our trail. We had to prioritize the items in order of importance and choose the best strategy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is extremely well organized. Staff members help to guide you from place to place and there's plenty of time to relax and speak to fellow pharmacy students. The professor who interviewed me was genuinely excited to teach at the school, to interview prospective students, and give a great impression of the school. Asking a simple question develops into a lengthy answer so my interview lasted an hour (possibly because I was the last person the interviewer had to interview). The writing portion was not complicated and everything is on the 'honor system' to time yourself 45 minutes to write and analzye the group project preparation. This is probably the most relaxed and organized interview. I received my letter 2 weeks later." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day went quickly. The interviewer was very friendly and explained some excellent post-Pharm D. options that I found interesting. The students were also very friendly and made the atomosphere comfortable. They are quick to give you an answer...I was accepted 2 weeks later." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no stress when I entered my interview. Everyone was completely nice and willing to answer questions. The interview consisted of a writing portion, group assessment, and a one-on-one interview with a professor from the college of pharmacy. My interviewer was just about the nicest guy and made it relaxed as possible. It lasted about 4 hours with many gaps inbetween to meet other pharmacy students. They are very organized. I received my acceptance letter 2 weeks later." More from this Member | Report Response

"dr. wallace was really easy to talk to. just get him started and he'll do all the talking. my interview was supposed to be 30 min, but it just went on n on to about 50 min, then paige had to drag me downstairs from his office to do the teamwork exercise. its really casual, nothing to be afraid of. the ppl there made me feel like being home. the teamwork exercise was rather intimidating in the beginning though. the interview doesn't have to go in order, so if you get there early." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fairly low stress, and everyone was really nice. I just wish I'd gotten there a bit earlier." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a very laidback interview. The interview process consisted of a one-on-one interview with a faculty member, a short essay (we were given a problem and two solutions -- our task was to defend one of the solutions), and a "team-building" exercise where we were observed by students discussing and interacting with one another." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 15
Faculty member 7
Admissions staff 3
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 18
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

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8.36 39

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What is your in-state status?

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In state 40
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 24
2-3 hours 7
4-6 hours 6
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 4
Automobile 35
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

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< $100 6
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

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Where did you stay?

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With students at the school 0
Friends or family 10
Hotel 9
Home 2
Other 0

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

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9.14 44

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What is your ranking of this school's location?

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8.98 44

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

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8.98 44

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How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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8.44 16

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How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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8.31 16

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

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6.88 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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