Menu Icon Search
Close Search

Interview Feedback

All Questions & Responses

  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Chicago
Individual Feedback 3 52 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 44
Negatively 2
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.43 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.05 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 43

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 50
At a regional location 0
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 50
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 3
Closed file 40

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.35 52

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

"Scenario based" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question based on a scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Behavior question on Ethics: you and your friends meet in a cafe weekly to discuss school problems. One week you are all working on a school paper which worth 35% of your grade, and one of the friends has the paper people who wrote it in the past and he send it to you and all other friends. what would you do in this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Identify a time when you were really stressed out and what you did about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were working in a group and you responded to someone not pulling their weight." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class and has it encouraged you to further pursue something in that field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to learn more about the Pharmacy career and my potential education at UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were stressed, and you decided you were overwhelmed and had to do something about it" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was a stressful time in which you had a lot going on all at once and how did this turn out? How did you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a stressful time in which you had a lot going on all at once and how did this turn out? How did you manage your time? How did you get through it? This was a time management question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy? what are your hobbies and how do you improve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation, how did you handel it and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how you handled a stressful situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had a lot going on and how you dealt with the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself tell me about your hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an example of when you had a lot of things going on, how did you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you were stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a difficult customer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation you were stressed or over your head in school/work and how did you resolve the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"These 2 above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had too much on your plate and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a stressful time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why pharmacy? How have you/what have you done to research into our research programs here in the school of pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you want to go to UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a stressful time in the past six months and What you did to handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What research have you done about UIC COP and Pharmacy as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to continue learning outside of a classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my writing sample question (don't worry about these: there is no right answer) was: What benefit do you see from studying in a diverse urban setting? They want to see that you have a clear thought process." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress at times when you have a lot to deal with at the same time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly from the list that they posted" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define patient care." More from this Member | Report Response

"A conflict question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Society scenario based" More from this Member | Report Response

"Behavioral question based on a scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sympathy: you are working in a community center and there are low income patients who had to be asked to step out of the line and fill out some extra paper work. what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stereotype question. and a question about someone not pulling their weight in a group project." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you balance school/work/social life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Identify a time you had a conflict with someone and how did it end up." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a stressful time when you had a lot going on and how did it turn out?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give me an experience you had where you felt very overwhelmed and "over your head." What did you do about it and how did it turn out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a time you had a conflict, and how you went about it, and what was the outcome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a stressful time in your life and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you reacted to another persons cultural differences" More from this Member | Report Response

"How you you react to someone that was not pulling their weight in a group activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to research opportunities in pharmacy and learn more about UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We all make judgments and decisions on people and events. What was a time when you made a quick judgment about someone that turned out to be wrong? What did you learn from that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had a lot going on and how you handled the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a time when you had to work with a difficult team member and how you handled it. describe a time you had to make a big decision and how it impacted you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your hobby and how do you improve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"hobby" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you hobbies and how do you improve them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you worked in a group and one member didn't pull their weight." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you handle situations in which you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to research oppurtunities in pharmacy and learn more about UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Team work and how I've handled cases of people who don't do their job in group activities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when you had a high level of stress. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy and what have you done to know more about the pharmacy program in UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were working in a group and someone was not pulling their weight. How did you handle this situation and what were the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you worked in a team and someone was not pulling their weight." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a situation where you were under alot of stress? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a situation where someone in your team/group wasn't doing their job, how was the situation handled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"in your research experience (my current job), how do you balance a difficult schedule?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a situation when you were under more stress than normal and tell me how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a situation in which you were involved in some sort of group project where one of the members was not doing his/her share of the work. How did you handle the situation and what were the results? It could be at work or home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a situation which required you to deal with alot of thing at one time. How did you handle it and what were the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle a situation when you did not get along with someone involved in a group activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why UIC-College of Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a member of your group isn't doing his/her job what would you do? (or how have you dealt with this kind of problem)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Define pharmacognosy. My interviewer was stuck on his research and that's pretty much all we talked about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A persuasion question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Empathy scenario based" More from this Member | Report Response

"Communication skills test based on scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Professional: You are a 4th year student and you got to do a independent research project with a great microbiology professor. You had a supervisor who is a post fellow phD student. You have been working on the project for 3 month and the new supervisor told you that she is not satisfied with your work. what would you do in this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the most stressful situation, how did you cope with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and what have you done to research pharmacy in general and at UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some extracurricular activities that you are involved in at your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had a problem, whether it was school, work, household chores, how did you go about it, and what was the outcome" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you respond when a person does not pull thier weight in a group" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were working in a group and you responded to someone not pulling their weight" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when you were stressed/had a lot to deal with/faced a conflict and what resulted from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict and confrontation in a work or school setting involving differences in political or cultural opinions? How did you deal with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there ever a time when you had to work as a team and one of the team members was not fulfilling their duties? How did you resolve this issue? This was a leadership question and there are other variations." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to research opportunities in pharmacy and learn more about UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done to research the field of pharmacy? describe a stressful situation in your life... how did you handle it and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict with a person, how did you handel it and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when someone wasn't doing their share, what did you do about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you research UIC's pharmacy school? How have you prepared for the rigors of pharm school? Tell me about a stressful time in your life? What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to study independently and how have you gone beyond the classroom to further your knowledge? (it was something like that) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one class you like most. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time that a (member of a group) was not pulling their weight. How did you resolve that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when a team meamber/co-worker was not pulling their weight. How did/would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is plan B?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation were you had to work in a team to achieve a goal. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when a member of a group you were working with did not do their fair share. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide an example where you were under a lot of stress and how did you deal with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"why UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to research the field of Pharmacy and the UIC college of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"have you had an experience in your work that didn't have a positive outcome and what did you do in the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"be ready for two or three behavior-based questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you needed to work in a group and one of the members was not doing their fair share of the work. What did you do to handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a situation in which you were involved in some sort of group project where one of the members was not doing his/her share of the work. How did you handle the situation and what were the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your stress levels like and how do you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Besides taking classes and working in a pharmacy, what other types of research did you do in preparation for a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when you had to work on a group project at school or work during which one of your group members did not contribute his/her share of the work. How did you go about dealing with this matter? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is teamwork. How does it relate to your job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A future plans and why pharmacy question" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My view on a situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The communication skills test" More from this Member | Report Response

"Teamwork: if you work in a team in a inpatient clinic, and your teammate keeps leaving early because he said he had some personal problems. what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have sports played a role/impacted your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you believe in reincarnation. If you can be reincarnated to any animal, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something that had to do with stereotypes and culture" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one aspect of your undergrad college that you would want to take with you to pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your current job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you hobbies and how do you improve at them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react and what would you do in a situation where you observed someone displaying racial discrimination?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict and confrontation in a work or school setting involving differences in political or cultural opinions? How did you deal with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict and confrontation in a work or school setting involving differences in political or cultural opinions? How did you deal with this? This was a diversity question and there are also variations. I was a little nervous so i don't remember the exact wording." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation and discuss how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies and how do you improve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions were not interesting as I knew what they would ask me, and had prepared beforehand " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what your role is in one of your EC" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I think both of the essay choices were most interesting: an argument for or against a current issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most significant moment you had growing up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies and how do you improve at them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had too much on your plate and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a followup to a question about how I manage my schedule at work when I have many things to do. after giving my answer, which in my opinion was a good answer, he asked if i used a schedule book? and since i don't, i said no. it rattled me for a second cause i was second guessing my answer but then i recovered well." More from this Member | Report Response

"a specific time I felt under pressure and how I delt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies and how do I improve at them" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually thought the most interesting part of the interview was when my interviewer was telling me about what she does there at UIC and what students choose to do for their rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you enjoy most, and what things(extra-curricular) have you done outside your schoolwork to show your interest ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your stress levels like and how do you deal with it? (This was after mentioning my 40-hour work week, part-time school, and DIY kitchen/living room renovations)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current events going on in the world of pharmacy today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of the classes you have taken do you think will be the most beneficial to you once you enter pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 3 below (Didn't expect that I'd be asked this simple of a question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite science subject and what you have or had done outside of classroom that shows you are interested in that subject? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most interesting class I've taken not in the sciences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain a situation in school or in your job where you had to say "no" when everybody around you was saying "yes"" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The production question" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you are working in a retail pharmacy store and there is a policy that ban tobacco containing drugs. you actually like the policy but your manager doesn't because he is worried about the money loss. how would you go to persuade him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were prejudice and how it came back to impact you later." More from this Member | Report Response

"Identify a time you had a conflict with someone and how did it end up." More from this Member | Report Response

"The stereotype and cultural question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an arguement you have had. What was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were none! Relax! Very conversational:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you wrongly stereotype a person and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"surprisingly she did not ask why pharmacy or why UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Just RELAX and take some time to think about each question and answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict and confrontation in a work or school setting involving differences in political or cultural opinions? How did you deal with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We all make judgments and decisions on people and events. What was a time when you made a quick judgment about someone that turned out to be wrong? What did you learn from that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult decision you made." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time you had to make a big decision and how it impacted you." More from this Member | Report Response

"ditto" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you hobbies and how do you improve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really tough...they were all pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to learn more about your hobbies? (I had expected to answer this question about a course I have taken...and I didn't know what to say about the hobby she wanted me to explain!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should psychiatric patients' medication records be disclosed to educational institutions or future employers." More from this Member | Report Response

"IF you were participating at a group project and somebody in the group wasn't fairly participating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me a time when u are to performa group project and one of ur colleague is not participating; how did u respond,what did u do and result" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were working in a group and someone was not pulling their weight. How did you handle this situation and what were the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. they give you a bunch of behavioral type qeustions to look over but i felt like the questions were more conversational and not at all rigid as the ones they give you to look at" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle things when you have too much on your plate" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite pre-pharmacy class and what have you done outside the classroom to show your interest in the subject?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you enjoy most, and what things have you done outside your schoolwork to show your interest? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how are you doing? Yea I don't know. Who am I? I dont know, sorry I am little hopped up on caffeine right now (YES PHARMACY !!!! MWA HA HA!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict and how u handled it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions 2 below... I felt like I didn't answer it well enough" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions weren't difficult and weren't as I had anticipated. It wasn't a behavioral style interview. He wanted me to define terms. It was stupid. This guy clearly had no interest in interviewing students. I clearly had no interest to be there after he said that he's not familar w/the specifics of the PharmD program." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was specific to my previous work experience." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Don't bother just go in open-minded" More from this Member | Report Response

"Watched a video about multiple mini interviews sent by the college of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (which didn't help much because I didn't know about MMI). mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, learned about faculty at UIC...." More from this Member | Report Response

"researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread personal statement, reread supplementals, practice speech communication" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network and reading over my answers to the questions out loud" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, behavior based interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was myself! I did not practice answers but rather thought about situations I wanted to ensure I incorporated into my response. It worked:) I got in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. researched common behavior questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and learning about Behavioral Interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback and talking to friends who were in early review. I also tried to research behavioral based interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Practicing by myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback for UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, practiced, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN is the best way to prepare!!! All the questions they asked I already knew because of the interview feedback on this website:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, practiced answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading my pharmcas essay, resume, their website and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review personal statement, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read sample behavioural questions, talked to P1 students etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN, looked through the behavioral questions that were emailed to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read example questions on SDN and review typical questions of behavioral interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, behavioral questions, read my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the SDN interview feedbacks, practised answering the behavioral questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the behavior-based interview website that the school sent as a link in an email. Read about the history and other info about UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've read SDN interview feedbacks and the behavioral questions provided in the website given by the dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,reviewed the sample questions sent to me by the school(most question came from it) and practiced several times in front of mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared to answer the behavior-based questions they sent to us. I read throught the SDN feedback, and I reviewed my personal statement and supplemental answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over behavior questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application, resume, personal statement and sample questions on here and on the website that they gave you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just searched the website, got a good nights sleep and ate well...they dont feed you." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over the behavioral interview questions. tried to remember my "stories" for these questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all about behavior-based interviews, the school, and pharmacy related things in the news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typed answers to like every behavioral question ever. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback and forums. Went over behavioral questions that UIC provided. Reread my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback on SDN, had mock interview with family. Read as much about UIC's COP as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the sample questions they give. It also helps that I have been trained at and perform peer interviews at work so the behavior-based interview was not much of a stress factor for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read current event stuff, Read about the school and pharmacy as a career. The school also provides some sample questions it would probably be wise to go through and answer those. Also know why you want to be a pharmacist (For me it was easy access to all kinds of drugs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading info on behavior based interviewing, mock interview at undergraduate school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SDN interview feedback and posts, sample questions given, as well as my own personal statement and resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum, and practiced answering all of the questions from the list that they posted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over the questions they provided, read SDN interview experiences, skimmed through UIC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched and practiced behavioral style interview questions. I had a friend mock interview me. I practiced for several hours the night before. I read about the program on line too. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the information they provided on the behavioral interview process, and I practiced talking about my previous work and school experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the school, my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student ambassadors were very prepared for our questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors who led the interview were very enthusiastic about the school and the MMI process was also very fun and impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour of the school and the school is larger than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions committee was too fast in letting me know that I got accepted in 3-4 hrs from the time of interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"how short it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice and did not rush me and actually got to know me and answered every question I had in tons of detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere. The new beautiful campus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly staff, thorough tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly. My interviewer made the meeting very comfortable. It felt like a conversation -- very little pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty, the clinical/research programs the school offers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very low stress interview, very helpful interview, gave lots of advice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowledgeable Interviewer, great conversation and very easy to identify with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything. The student ambassadors were very informative and helped to make me feel less stressed. The person who interviewed me was very interested in me and contributed to the interview which made it seem like a normal conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is the best and oldest pharm school in Chicago so they have tons of connections throughout the city. It's also situated in the middle of a huge hospital district. One of my interviewers was interviewing me on her lunch break from the hospital! The staff here seem to all be at the top of their field." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student ambassadors were friendly and had a positive attitude about the school. Interviewer was both professional and a good listener." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school curriculum, their methods of teaching" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly, and there is so many opportunities available at UIC COP." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was short, the essay had good topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school, students and interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and interviewer were really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (students, faculty, staff) was very friendly and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuine sincerity and kindness of all the professional students and people involved in the interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors were there to welcome us and chat with us concerning anything. This helped calmed me down and enabled me to take the interview more relaxed. The interviewer also was very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were extremely friendly and helpful and made me less nervous about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff, faculty, and students. They desired to really host and welcome all of the interviewees. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nicest student ambassadors" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors were very good. They helped calm my nerves by answering questions and being so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy students were nice and answered any questions we had." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors were very nice and really helped calm everyone down before the interview/writing assessment. They also answered all the questions you might have about the day, the school, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors walking around... they made me more calm before going into the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"students all were super cool and made everyone relax. it helped me sooo much since i was very anxious" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of everyone involved, including the interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location!UIC is in the best location ever! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors were very friendly and helpful and down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were really nice and enthusiastic about the program. The amount of research done by the Faculty and the number of faculty members. Being located in the Illinois Medical District." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of this event was very well done. The student embassadors did an amazing job putting all the interviewees at ease and just talked about pretty much anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone, from the student ambassadors to the admissions staff, were very open, friendly, and obviously enjoyed being at UIC. I also love that UIC COP is in the midst of the Medical District. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC is a great school, I think the way it was organized with the help of the students and everything, it was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly students and the faculty that interviewed me was extremely nice and very willing students. There seems to be great bond among and between the students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewee was very nice and calm. He took time explaining the questions so I had more time to think about the answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were very friendly and informative. They were more than willing to answer questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, wasn't expecting much nor did I receive much. You couldn't pay me to attend UIC's COP. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No lunch provided just water and chips!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview process doesn't evaluate the personality of the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, I was hoping to get into Chicago campus but got in at Rockford." More from this Member | Report Response

"all classes were in one building" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had other questions afterwards for a counselor and she barely had time for me. I thought it was kind of rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Certain parts of the building were outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"had to tour while all the students were going in and out of classes..kind of embarrassing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cold, the mean ppl in chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, great interview, great location, great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is tons of construction going on in this area of town. I don't really like the location. I have lived in plenty of downtown areas and although you get all sorta of cultural exposure it gets exhausting to me after a few years." More from this Member | Report Response

"School administration seems sluggish. But the people, students, staff, and faculty, are nice! Chicago is cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't get a tour of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was in a large room with tables - so no privacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their pharmacy school just had a huge fire so there wasn't even a tour of the school. The students were not enthusiastic, and were acting unprofessional. My interviewer got up in the middle of my interview to answer her pager (from a number she didn't recognize)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Current students said the school is very competitive and there is a lot of old exams circulating which gives those that have them unfair advantage. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they kept telling us to be quiet bc. a group of UIC students were taking their boards in a room adjacent to the lobby we were in" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't like the interview setup. All candidates were interviewed at different tables in the same room. No privacy and it can easily interfere with each other. I know it's because of the fire. But they should've done a better job than that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We missed out on a tour! Darn fire. *shake fist*" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of the fire in January, they were not giving tours of the pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The building itself is the school and it seemed very ordinay for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I thought the day was well run and I was impressed by the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negatively impressed me I was very happy overall with the entire day." More from this Member | Report Response

"facillities weren't all that great/building was really old. the adcom officially stated that the interview is closed file, but the interviewer did know where i did my undergrad....made me wonder. also, i didn't know that my interviewer would invite a P4 student to sit in, but he ended up being really cool and didn't ask me any questions. It was actually a good buffer between interviewer and myself so i guess it was a negative turned positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, I really liked it. There is really nothing to worry about. The interview is very laid back and is more like a conversation. I was very nervous for nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"My girlfriend broke up with me shortly after my interview ended." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of traffic on the Eisenhower getting there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Non-working escalators and the really old building." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically they line you up in a room, and pick out the best looking people, I was selected so it didn't really bother me, but I feel bad for the other people.... J/k I really don't have any complaints, neither do the ladies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Yes, the school is a little old, but not as old as some others I've visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's an old school, so the facilities were not so impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are incredibly rude, unfriendly, unhelpful, and unwelcoming, and completely unprofessional. This is a highly regarded institution b/c it brings in a lot of research $. UIC's faculty didn't seem thrilled to be there interviewing students. They are specifically there to generate $ from their research groups, publish research, and lastly teach. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no clock in the room during the writing exercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour of the facilities. It was pointless. They showed us a couple classrooms, a wet lab, and a computer lab. Doesn't every college have those?" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To not bother taking any purse with me and to eat first and not come too early." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI type of interview (make sure you know it!) They say there is no specific answers to each questions, but IN MY OPINION - THEY HAVE AN ANSWER THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. SO TO ME THERE IS A RIGHT ANSWER!!!! Also they don't publish their admission data online." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Rockford Campus is one buidling in the middle of a residential area in Rockford." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it ended so early so i could have told my ride to wait outside" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it would be. Very nice that the entire day was very short." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be as relaxed as it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"no writing session" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that parking in the lot (not garage) is the same price as off street parking (or so I was told)." More from this Member | Report Response

"how to get around in chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"knew what i needed, mostly from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they weren't going to have coffee for us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The topic of the writting assignment. You are given two questions and can choose one." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is very informal. After i was asked the 3 questions, we spent most of the time talking about cooking:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The writing portion is actually a little tough. " More from this Member | Report Response

"? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You don't need to get there so early. One hour before your interview time is good enough unless you really want to talk to the student ambassadors for a long time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was AWESOME today. I wish I didn't have to lug around my wool coat." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a Subway and a cafeteria in the Student Center where the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I didn't have to stress about the interview too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring an umbrella. (Always be prepared for anything, esp Chicago weather)." More from this Member | Report Response

"there was nothing to be worried about" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the interview wasn't going to be all that stressful. My interviewer was extremely nice and informative. It was more of a conversation than a strict interview. One other thing I wish I knew: that I would have to sit and wait for 30 minutes in the lobby before the writing assessment began. During this time, the student ambassadors were there to answer any questions and alleviate nerves. But, that 30 minutes lasted forever! They probably want to make sure everyone shows up on time." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be so relaxed and I overprepared by far. It was alright though because at least I was prepared then." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's probably a 5-10minute walk from the garage to the school. thought i was gonna be late" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a lot of reading about pharmacy recent news topics in case they asked a question about it, but they did not. So I guess I did not have to do all that preparing, but that might have just been the person who interviewed me. Also, I did not know the interviews were one on one, which is a lot nicer than a whole committee of doctors asking questions. Also, the interviewer knows nothing about you, they have never seen your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"An hour and a half isn't enough time to travel 20 miles." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much the program focuses on research and clinical pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it is hands down better and more organized than any other school I interviewed at (probably b/c I got in, if I wasn't accepted I probably would have thought differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no reason to be stressed out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The walk from the parking structure to the COP building was a little too far. It would've been a better idea to have had someone drop me off. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I live in Lakeview and left 1 hour ahead of time. Make sure that you allow yourself time to park at the parking structure on Damen & Roosevelt. They only allow faculty to park in the parking structure on campus on Wood & Polk. It took me 20 minutes to walk from the Juvenile Center's parking lot. There were no cabs in site otherwise I would've paid to have them drive me there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told that after the interview they are pretty much starting the evaluation of our files, so the interview is not really going to be a deciding factor, just another factor. Knowing this would've have made me more relaxed going in. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an okay school and I wish I could get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"superior pharmacy program than most, however, ugly and dull looking buildings. In the middle of the Illinois medical district though, which is pretty cool. In chicago, so places to eat, drink, and enjoy oneself is not limited" More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC may get back to you very quickly with an admissions decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of situational questions. I felt like some of the questions weren't even clear to my interviewer. When I asked her to clarify one, she had to read over the question- she had a paper with the questions she was supposed to ask me. But she was very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax. If you made it to the interview, you deserve to be a student there. Prove it to them. Have some experiences in the back of your mind to pull from when answering the questions. Don't overrehearse." More from this Member | Report Response

"good school, good location, good people at the school not necessarily in chicago in general.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be relaxed and have a good time, you're already in the top 10% of applicants by getting an interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed this whole interview process. i enjoyed myself for too much for an interview :)." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC tries to create a relaxed environment for the candidates. The interviewer was friendly, but I found the interview to be rather grueling. I answered close to ten questions during the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there were 2 options on the topic for the writing assessment: describe a challenge the field of pharmacy faces and how you, as a pharmacist, would deal with it OR (something along the lines of...) describe what "first, do no harm" (the Hippocratic Oath) means in pharmacy. honestly thought i did awful during my interview, but in the end, got good news." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no need to stress out. Read over all interview feedbacks and have an idea of what you are going to say. Smile and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer only asked me 3 questions, and this is the only interview I felt that they didn't get a clear picture of myself as a candidate. I almost feel like they do the interview as a protocol. " More from this Member | Report Response

"overall not stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was great and pretty short. Theres no financial aid/ etc tpe presentation at the end so right after your interview you can leave" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there early and waited in a room with student ambassadors. We had a chat, but generally they were talking and introducing about the school. Then we went to a room for the writing assessment about 45 min before the interview time. After the writing, we went to a room to talk to one faculty member for 30 min. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The set-up of the interview reminded me of speed dating without switching partners--a closed-file interview with everyone in the same room, but at different stations. Everything was very chill, and it was so conversational that I hardly noticed I was being interviewed. Everyone was very friendly, especially the student volunteers, who will basically lay out everything for you so there are no surprises. Everything that they asked were typical behavioral-style interview questions tailored to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview so relaxed that I didnt even realize I was being asked questions. It just felt like a typical day to day conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time before my written session as my interaction with the student ambassadors calmed my nerves. I then went for my written assigned which was not as hard as I thought. I then went for the oral interview which went really well. I loved the school, the people, the diverstiy and the environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice and he did a good job of making me feel comfortable. It was more like a conversation and I performed better than I excpected because of that. It was a positive experience and I really hope I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was great. My interviewer and students were so nice and encouraging. I almost felt like it was too good to be true. The tour of the school, and parts of the campus were good. I really do hope I get to go here. There's so much this school has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very friendly. The Q & A session was the best. They were all P1 students who shared a lot of tips with us regarding classes, clubs, financial aid and part-time jobs . My interviewer was very nice. The interview was very conversational. I was very relaxed and she made me feel so comfortable. She was taking notes while I was talking but that didn't affect me at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"arrived 30 minsbefore scheduled time; hosted and kept busy by the student ambassadors. called in for writing and immediately introduced to the interviewer who was a student at UIC many years ago but now a community pharmacist. After that was Q/A session followed by tour of the facillities. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a good experience. I was impressed by the students and my interviewer (a faculty member). I had heard that the facilites and building were "old".... which they might be. I thought the facilities and buildings were nice! There seem to be newer portions of the building. We waited for about 30 minutes in the lobby before the writing assessment started. The writing assessment was not too hard. The questions were a little more difficult than I anticipated. (they give you two and you pick one to write on). But, as long as you can compose a clear essay and argument/show that you can organize your thoughts it's really not bad. AFter that was the interview, followed by a q&a session with current students and a tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very easy and nothing to stress out about. They didn't even give me any behavior-based questions from the website that they provided all the questions were basicly from the ones posted on this website. It was nothing to stress about! Very relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It went pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"after your writing assigment, i was met by a faculty member. Very conversational, pleasant experience.... so relax. " More from this Member | Report Response

"arrived a little early, signed in, waited until my writing assignment. You do that in a separate room with about 20 other people who have the same time as you. That takes about 45 minutes, the question is really easy. Then your interviewer comes and gets you and brings you to their office. She was very friendly and explained what her specific job was. Then she asked me some questions, it was more like a conversation. Then it was over and I followed her back to the lobby. After everyone in your group finishes their interview you have an informational meeting with the head of the department and some current students. After that, you go home. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer was easygoing thankfully. We did the writing section, then interview, then q&a. I asked a couple students to show me around the building. NIcce place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it went really, really well. I was initially pretty nervous, but then I just reminded myself why I am getting into this career and how I hope to help folks and everything went smoothly from there on out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the interview. My interviewer was really nice, she made me feel at ease. It seemed to me I was talking to a friend rather than being interviewed. She gave a lot of insight to the opportunities available in clinical pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very friendly and very kind. I noticed that when she would ask the questions, she would expain herself for a minute (just to give me enought time to think of an answer-eventhough the questions were self explanatory). She did a great job putting me at ease and we just talked for a while after the official interview part was." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an absolutely great time and left feeling very positive about the experience. I felt like I had great rapport with my interviewer, like I could call her anytime even though we've only met once." More from this Member | Report Response

"GRUELING!!!! BE PREPARED!!!.... J/k relax, you received an interview bc they like something about you. Just be yourself. I think it is an important day, but it's not like they're taking you to the chair. Try to keep a clear head, although I don't advise getting hammered the night before and forgetting everything you prepared for. Most importantly you are the MAN (or WOMAN), for getting an interview. Pat yourselves on the back, you will do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"As I said earlier, it was very relaxed and everyone was trying to help you. The first year students were very helpful in providing some insight to the school and the classes. Overall, it was a good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed. I was expecting it to be a lot harder. Each applicant in my group was interviewed by a different faculty member so I guess it depended on who you got. The lady who interviewed me made me feel very comfortable. The writing sample was very easy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Before arriving at the school, I felt a little skeptical about it. After the whole interview experience and having talked to the current students, I really like it a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly as well as the faculty members. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts with an essay. The essay was not hard at all. I guess, as the students assured me before I went to complete it, that the AdCom isn't really concerned about your knowledge of the pharmacy profession, but how you think and structure your thinking and organizational skills when writing your thoughts down. The next 30 min. or so is spent interviewing with a faculty member, which is followed by a short Q & A session." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't expecting much b/c I was totally unimpressed w/UIC's application process. They are incredibly rude, unfriendly, unhelpful, and unwelcoming, and completely unprofessional. I arrived and it was disarray. The coordinator was running around, students couldn't answer specific questions I had about the program, and the interviewer was unprepared. He kept fiddling w/his hearing aid b/c he couldn't hear me. He also continuously talked about his research at UIC. He couldn't answer any questions that I had about UIC's program. Again, I wasn't expecting much, but I didn't think it would be this bad. It was a waste of time! I wish I would've declined so someone that was really interested could've attended. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was a good experience. The interviews are one-on-one, but I had a student sitting in on mine. All questions were in context of my previous experiences, so it was easy to answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a relatively stress free interview. It was a behavioral based interview. The interviewer is more interested in how you communicate your skills and your experiences and how it positively effects you and the people around you. It's like your writing a paper, but the only difference is that you're orally presenting your situation. The writing session is the same way. The only problem is you get 25 minutes to effectively make your point. It was a little intimidating at first, but once I started to flow, I couldn't stop. Make sure your paper follows a logical pattern. Be aware that they are more interested in how you make a point rather than your knowledge about the pharmacy profession. Just be confident, honest and relaxed and you should do well. You should be able to leave the interview without any doubt. That's when you know you did well." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 30
Faculty member 3
Admissions staff 5
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 28
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.03 40

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 31
Out of state 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 22
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 4
7+ hours 4

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 27
Train or subway 8
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 15
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

united

Chicago Midway

Midway

MDW

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 7
Hotel 4
Home 3
Other 2

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

congress plaza

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Downtown Chicago

The Whyndham Blake

UIC Marriott

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

congress plaza

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Downtown Chicago

The Whyndham Blake

UIC Marriott

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 43

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 43

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.17 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Communicate with students after interviews don't become mute" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an introduction of the school and program prior to having an interview. Sending emails regarding the interview process before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, Keep up the good work." More from this Member | Report Response

"online supplemental application" More from this Member | Report Response

"update application statuses via a UIC website for applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you send out emails to the applicants in March let them know the exact building to go to along with the date and time." More from this Member | Report Response

// Individual Responses //

Read what each person had to say about their experience with this school.

Browse Individual Responses

// Share //

// Other Schools //