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"Keep up the awesome work!"
"They showed a list of 10 people (occupation, age, and gender) and asked me which 4 I would choose to be last 4 on Earth."
"30 minutes of questions about medical marijuana (agree, disagree, different from smoking how? Hospitals?)"
"What event/person influenced you to become a pharmacist?"
"Name one time you felt grateful."
"What is your goal as a pharmacist? How will you continue your education after becoming a pharmacist?"
"Why, besides helping people, did I want to become a pharmacist?"
"What are you involved in outside of school? (I think this was aiming at your hobbies.)"
"What class did you take in undergrad that was not a requirement for pharmacy school that prepared you for being a pharmacist and how?"
"introduce yourself, why pharmacy, typical questions all"
"They were basically the same as previously listed on here. Just be prepared to have several of them compounded into one and be ready to answer follow-up questions to your answers."
"Tell me about yourself. What event/person led you to want to become a pharmacist?"
"Individual interview: they basically asked me why I wanted to be a pharmacist, what inspired
me to do it, what are strenghts and weaknesses of mine, what situations have you been in where you had to improve on you weakness, what class have you had that has helped you outside of the classroom, what class have you had that you were dreading but wasn't so bad in the end,
where else have you applied, etc."
"Who or what caused you to want to be a pharmacist?"
"What quality do you possess that will make you a good pharmacist?"
"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?"
"I don't really remember specifics about which was asked in the different interviews, but they asked where you expected to be in 10 years, why you wanted to be a pharmacist, your expectations of pharmacy, a non-science class that you feel has helped you, what kinds of extracurricular activities you have been involved in."
"Tell me about yourself. What event in your life led you to desire a career in pharmacy. What do you like to do when you're not studying?"
"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years (with pharmacy and in life in general)?"
"Why did you choose pharmacy?"
1. Tell about yourself. (Year in school, what school you attend, hobbies, where you're from, etc.)
2. What made you want to become a pharmacist?
3. Tell about any leadership experience you have.
4. Tell about any volunteer work you've done.
5. What do you like to do in your free time?"
"Describe any work experience you have had in the field of pharmacy."
"I can't remember specifics but I will say that you need to show strong leadership skills, be involved in something extra curricular, research different pharmacy fields, know why you want to be a pharmacist, reservations of the field, why you are the best candidate, classes other than curriculum needed and their effect on you, specific confontration and how you handled it, and where you see yourself in 10 to 20 years. I'm sorry that's all I can remember!"
"What do pharmacists do other than retail pharmacy?"
"Do you think pharmacies selling other products changes the perception of the profession?"
"Name a leader you admire. What made them a great leader? How do you think you measure up to them as a leader?"
"You are from out of state. Why did you choose to come to Kentucky?"
"What is something you are good at? (I kept listing off things, and the interviewer didn't seem satisfied with any of them. I don't know what they wanted.)"
"''What was a time that you were faced with social diversity and how did you deal with it?'' My answer was that I had actually read this question on an interview site and had been troubled with how I would answer it b/c I grew up in a life where diversity was minimized and that I would deal with a socially diverse person just like I would deal with any other person. I wouldn't notice their difference; I would see them as a person and deal with them like anyone else. I also got asked to talk about something that I am really good at in life. It wasn't in any certain context and it was very difficult to answer. I said that as corny as it sounds, I am a good friend and that I have proof in the fact that at the age of 27 I still have 9 girlfriends from highschool that I talk to every 2 weeks. I talked about how much energy it took to make sure that I kept in touch with them but how important that was to me. It seemed like a silly small thing, but it seemed to impress them immensely. Don't try to make up some grandiose answer. Just be real and you will come out on top. "
"Drawing from your experiences with pharmacy, what are you most concerned about with the direction pharmacy is heading and how does this relate to your experience?"
"What is your method of accomplishing a task?"
"What qualities make a great teacher?"
"What was the most benificial non-science class you have taken?"
"What was the last book you've read?"
"Give a one word answer to what you think the role of a pharmacist is (It was something like that)"
"Why did I choose UK?"
"With a recent ruling by a California judge stating that the pledge of allegiance cannot be recited in schools because of the phrase "under God," what is your opinion on this issue?"
"What is a quality of yours that you think is positive? What is one that is negative, and how do you compensate for this?"
"Name a non-science class that you have taken and how it will/has helped you."
"Where do you see yourself in 20 to 30 years?"
"What is your least favorate class taken? How can this class help you in pharmacy?"
"If you do get in, what are you most concerned about upon entering Pharmacy School?"
"reservations about entering the pharmacy field"
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