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  • University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Lexington
Individual Feedback 1 24 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 17
Negatively 2
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.58 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.56 16

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 16

Where did the interview take place?

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At the school 11
At a regional location 4
At another location 9

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 0
In a group 20

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 20

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
5.04 24

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

"30 minutes of questions about medical marijuana (agree, disagree, different from smoking how? Hospitals?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What event/person influenced you to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time you felt grateful." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your goal as a pharmacist? How will you continue your education after becoming a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why, besides helping people, did I want to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you involved in outside of school? (I think this was aiming at your hobbies.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you take in undergrad that was not a requirement for pharmacy school that prepared you for being a pharmacist and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"introduce yourself, why pharmacy, typical questions all" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What event/person led you to want to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who or what caused you to want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What quality do you possess that will make you a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years (with pharmacy and in life in general)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Social Interview: 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any work experience you have had in the field of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"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!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do pharmacists do other than retail pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Of those leadership qualities you listed, how do you demonstrate those?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time you felt unjustly criticized." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've been a pharmacist for 10 years now, what motivates you to get up each morning to go to work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite class that I've taken." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a non-science class you took that you felt was beneficial?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing in life that you feel that you are truly good at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy over another health-care profession? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Social interview: all they ask in that is to introduce youself, what are your hobbies/passions, what kind of community service have you been involved in/what community service would you like to be involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"How bad do you want to be a pharmacist? What all are you doing to reach that goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weakness question and name a situation where you will have to overcome your weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some leadership roles you have had and some volunteer activities that you have been involved in? (those wer two questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a roommate, or a sibling? If so, describe a specific conflict that you had with your roommate and how you resolved it? (This doesn't have to be any big thing, they just want to see how you handle conflict)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you been involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Group Interview: 1. Given the ongoing advances in health care, what is your greatest concern upon entering this profession? 2. Where do you see yourself in 20 to 30 years? 3. What got you interested in pharmacy to begin with? 4. What do you when you're not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a non-science class that has had an impact on your life and tell how/why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone mostly wore black suits...as long as you look nice it really wouldn't matter." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What concerns you about pharmacy and how will you help this as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring that is unique to UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who inspired you to pursue pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy over other careers such as being a doctor or nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a pharmacy student possess? What are some of your personal strengths/weakenesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Group interview: introuduce yourself (again!), what do you see yourself doing in 10-20 years, what led you to pharmacy, and what concerns you about the job (since everyone in my group had worked in a pharmacy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a very competitive process...what makes you better than other applicants? What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself five to ten years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a non-science class that you have taken and how it could possibly help you in the field of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you came to college, what is an example of dealing with diversity, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name any leadership or volunteer work you have been involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Individual Interview: 1. Tell about yourself. 2. Think of a non-science class you've taken and describe how it helped you. 3. Do you prefer to work indivually, with a group, or have no preference? 4. Can you work well with different kinds of people? 5. Tell about a major conflict in your life and how you overcame it. 6. Where do you see youself professionally and personally in 20 years? 7. Do you know much about what pharmacists do besides hospital and retail?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work well with others? Prove it." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no reason to freak out like I did. My best advice would be to practice what you might say, calm yourself, and think before you open your mouth." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems face the current healthcare industry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think pharmacies selling other products changes the perception of the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a leader you admire. What made them a great leader? How do you think you measure up to them as a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are from out of state. Why did you choose to come to Kentucky?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"''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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your method of accomplishing a task?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a great teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most benificial non-science class you have taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a one word answer to what you think the role of a pharmacist is (It was something like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a quality of yours that you think is positive? What is one that is negative, and how do you compensate for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a non-science class that you have taken and how it will/has helped you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 to 30 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your least favorate class taken? How can this class help you in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do get in, what are you most concerned about upon entering Pharmacy School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"reservations about entering the pharmacy field" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Specific questions about medical marijuana law. Really?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you work for a corporation who've developed a product to help prolong the life of a child with X disease (can't remember what) by one year. However, this drug will not make any profit with all costs considered. Your company can make a wrinkle reducer that is similar to botox, not groundbreaking in any way but will generate substantial profit. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In concluding, the interviewer told me about an outstanding applicant that was international, had worked voluntarily for an organization to help AIDs, and just really knew exactly where she was going in life, etc. etc. Then asked me "so how can we remember you?" ummm...well after that story I didn't look very special by comparison. It was difficult to come up with a response to how I stand out, after I already anwsered questions about why I would be unique to UK, why I'm better than the other candidates, what specific skills make me suitable for this program, etc. So make sure you have a good conclusion prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring that is unique to UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think there was a question about working with people who are different than you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was out of the blue, but I think the most difficult one was why I wanted to be a pharmacist instead of being a doctor, nurse or anyone else in the health profession. I had prepared myself to answer why I wanted to be a pharmacist, but not to compare it to other professions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"all typical question. Describe something u are really good at then you found out you are not so good at it, how did you respond in situation like this? what kind of question is this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were 2-4 wrapped into one and it was challenging to make sure that you answered all of them in one answer." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know any of the Pharmacy students who currently go here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in 3 words or less." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interesting question; also, they wanted to know a class not related to pre-pharm/pharmacy that I've taken that's helped me and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a conflict in your life and how you resolved that conflict" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you have that would help you in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question noted about the pledge of allegiance." More from this Member | Report Response

"When working in a group, how do you deal with conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With the ongoing advances in healthcare, entering into the field of pharmacy - does anything concern you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the ongoing advances in health care, what is your greatest concern upon entering this profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are negative aspects of a career in healthcare, and how do prepare to deal with them to make a career in pharmacy rewarding?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a specific time in which you were faced with a major conflict and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any class that you have taken that has helped you outside of class." More from this Member | Report Response

"What organizations would you like to be involved in upon acceptance? (No knowledge of organizations available, I am not in yet)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Knew myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied school, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN database, Pharmacy magazines, mock interview at my undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site is really helpful in knowing what sorts of questions they will ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Learning about UK's program." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for the inteview by reading Pharmacy Times magazine. It got me in tune with current career opportunities as well as with problems in the pharmacy industry today which came up several times in my interviews. You can get a free subscription to this magazine as a student. I also thoroughly read over my application essay, although this was a closed-note interview and they'd never seen it, and I researched the college website. The biggest help to me was this website. Go through every interview review and paste the questions that they were asked into a Word document and review them. Think about how you would answer them. I got asked many of them that I would not have been prepared for otherwise. Also, type up a list of your own questions. In my personal interview, they suddenly stopped asking me questions and asked me what questions I had for them and that lasted a good 10-15 minutes. I asked things such as: do you think that UK's current curriculum prepares one for one area of pharmacy better than any other?? Do you think that pharmacists will some day be able to presribe certain medications and do you think that the current schooling prepares one for that or will further classes be required for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't prepare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied the SDN questions, searched the web for interview tips and studied my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school's program; searched online for sample interview questions; practice interview questions with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked with other pre-pharmacy students at my school about answers to possible questions and read this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read websites that posted previous questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, answered questions I thought might be asked, and had a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced with a pharmacist and I talked to other students who had already had interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the college bulletin, this site, talked to other people in pharmacy school and applying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, looked at the college bulletin, talked to others that had been interviewed at UK in previous years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, tried to think of answers to some common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the different types of pharmacy besides community pharmacy, read UK website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the college bulletin, practiced answers to common questions, and read about different areas of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the college bulletin." More from this Member | Report Response

"Minimal research about career opportunities, practiced what I would say about my academic history, leadership experience, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read these articles, researched the schools programs and organizations" More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation, just bought a suit and some hair gel." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Building, students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything everything everything. The new building is incredible, people are extremely friendly and they let you know that they are there for YOU and they will make sure that you get the job/internship/residency YOU want after 4 years!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building is truly beautiful and amazing. I hope to get accepted so I can be in those labs!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is very prestigious." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new $130 million dollar building they are opening for the College of Pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The two group interviews were very laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Every interviewer was very positive and seemed to be truly interested and excited to get to know me. You don't need to give some immaculate answer to a question; you just need to show that you are friendly, truly intersted in the profession, and willing to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"people are nice though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of professionalism expressed from most of the interviewers and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were welcoming and made me feel comforable." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get a free t-shirt at the end of the day (it's about a thousand sizes too big though)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Chairman of admissions told us when everything was going to happen, how the interview was going to proceed, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice all the interviewers were" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly people are in Kentucky." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very welcoming, and congratulated you for being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe interview was very laid back; sometimes, I felt like we were having a regular conversation instead of an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The individual and social interviewers were all extremely nice and layed-back." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Everyone, especially my peers, were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and laid back. In one of the interviews, the interviewers talked with each other as much as they did with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions coordinator went out of her way to tell us how friendly all the interviewers are. Then went on to say how they are not allowed to give any form of non-verbal communication (smiling, nodding, laughing, hand gestures etc. Stone faced robots are not friendly at all. Interview questions needed some specific knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The post-interview info session made me feel like I'm going to be a failure if I don't get in to UK." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the location at all. I didn't realize Lexington had grown so much...but the urban planning was terrible. Still two lane roads and one way streets for the city of a population the same size as cities that have 4 lane highways going into them...makes traffic ridiculous. I didn't know it would be like Boston. Nowhere to park at all, the weather the day I went was gloomy, windy, and freezing. Construction everywhere. Also...no tour of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out-of-state tuition. $40k for the first year. Seems difficult to obtain state residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't impressed with the fact that the interviews weren't held on campus, but they can't really help that right now. The pharmacy building is too small. We also started the day by introducing ourselves (in front of all the other candidates there). We had to tell where we were from, where we went to school, and they asked us to share where else we had interviewed. I don't know why this was neccessary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The only thing that made me nervous was when the Dean spoke to us prior to the interview process and told us that their only mistake was letting too many individuals leave that day thinking that they'd done a good job when they had not. He meant that they are kind to everyone and make them as comfortable as possible, which I believe was true. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition, the interview was not held on campus. Three interview sessions totall. so stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"A few of the interviewers were fast to draw conclusions based on our answers and they were uncaringly fast at asking follow-up questions which felt like attempts to discredit our answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty hard to get a word in edgewise during the group and social interviews and when you finally get a chance to speak, then the interviewer will interrupt and try to change the question. Also, it seemed like pretty much everyone at my interview already had their degree or was planning on graduating this spring with a degree." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the current PharmD students seemed like they were too good to talk to the candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the interview was in an office building and the rooms were not very conducive to an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were held off campus at a hotel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"In my one-on-one interview, the interviewers concentrated on the same question for about 15 minutes, so I really didn't get to tell them as much about myself as I would have liked." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was one man in the group interview that intentionally raised questions that were difficult to answer and caused everyone to feel uncomfortable. Also, I was asked why I chose pharmacy and where I see myself in the next 20 years in all three interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked the same questions multiple times by different interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being first to answer a series of general qusetions about your activities, jobs, service, etc. Being first, I was disappointed that I forgot to mention things others stated because I had only 5 seconds to prepare rather than several minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 3 interview sessions of 25 minutes each: individual (me with a pharmacist and an administrator), social (me with 4 peers, 2 current students and an administrator), and group (me with same 4 peers, a current student, pharmacist, and 2 administrators). The group interview was somewhat intimidating due to the atmosphere and the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Robotic like actions of two interviewers in the group interview" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The complete lack of humanity that any of my interviewers demonstrated and the degree to which they expected answers on specific topics (medical marijuana, some pharmaceutical knowledge)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt adequately prepared, honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't like the city. I thought Kentucky would be gorgeous but I didn't realize UK was in the CENTER of the city and not on the outskirts. Although, if you're a city person you will probably like it I suppose. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had not been as nervous as I was prior to the interview. They aren't their to grill you or find out how smart you are. Someone looks over your grades and screens you before you get to the interview. These individuals are here to screen you on another level. They don't ask you about your grades or academics. They only want to get to know you as a person and find out out how well you do in social situations, why you want to be a pharmacist, what you like to do in your spare time, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 10 interviewers. None of them had seen our resume so every interview was blind. 3 of the interviewers were students, 1 of them was faculty and the remaining 6 were practicing pharmacists." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to ask the interviewers questions. This shows initiative and interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean and interviewers there were relatively nice but you could easily see past it. I could tell that they really didn't care about me because they were too busy caring about the reputation of their school. During the individual interview, it seemed like half of the time I was talking, they must have been thinking about other things because they would turn around and ask a question which I had pretty much already answered in the question before (especially when it came to activities and leadership things that I've been involved with)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not everyone wore a suit! I didn't wear one and was really worried about it but I wasn't the only one not wearing a suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the hotel wasn't anywhere near the pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews as a whole were not very stressful. They are just a way for faculty and the admissions committee to get to know you, and to get to know your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really is no point in trying to outdo the other people in your group interview (as some people did in mine); they really look at you individually." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't nearly as stressful as I'd imagined. I wish I'd been more relaxed going into the first interview. Also, I didn't have any questions planned to ask the interviewers, and other people were asking questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The set up of 3 different interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have been involved in more organizations/clubs, or at least something that clearly shows leadership skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was plenty of time (3 hours) between my two interviews to do practically nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice school, campus, students, blase interview process/interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is the best I have seen so far and I got accepted to higher ranked schools. Ranking means nothing. UK is THE BEST school out there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Hope I make the cut." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very short. Too short I think. It is hard to get to know a person in 20 minutes. The first interview is a two-on-one with a faculty member and a practicing pharmacist. The 2nd interview is a group with three other interviewees. The group interview is not converstational-style so don't worry about competing for time to talk. They ask a question and each person answers the question. The two-on-one interviews is all about your specific skills, what makes you unique, why you're so great, why pharmacy, etc. The group interview is more practical application questions about the field of pharmacy. Where do you see pharmacy heading, what sort of changes do you think need to be made in pharmacy, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great atmosphere. Three different interviews. Individual, group and social." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was fairly laid back. The only part I thought was stressful was the one on one interview. The group interiews seemed almost pointless because each person hardly got time to speak. I also didn't know that there would be an intro session for a whole hour before we started interviews. This was conducted by two secretaries from the pharmacy school. The dean never spoke, nor did I see him. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I had a very positive interview experience. I won't lie. I was more nervous than I've ever been in all of my life, but looking back it was not warranted. As long as you know what you like to do in your spare time, what you are good at in life, why you are there and why you love pharmacy, you'll be fine. I was impressed with how comfortable the interviewers made me. They weren't there to drill me with questions, just to make conversation and get to know me. If you are a well spoken individual with pure intentions you'll have no trouble getting through the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"3 interview sessions, two group interviews, one one on one interview.Each with 2-3 interviewers, made up of local community pharmacists and pharmDstudent, professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone, with the exception of 2 of the interviewers, was polite and professional. Since I was nervous I didn't feel like I was able to truly express myself. Just be yourself because the interviewers will pry until they think they can see who you really are underneath your credentials. About 80% of the students there would have had a bachelor degree before their entrance to pharmacy school which gave them an edge when compared to my 2 years of community college. About 90% of the students wore black suits, including the women." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's nothing to be nervous about. Just be yourself and answer genuinely. The interviewers just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Once you get there, the Dean asks everyone to introduce themselves (there were 15 people there) and then he speaks for about 30 minutes about the program and answers any questions that people ask. Afterwards, I went straight to my individual interview (with one faculty and one pharmacist) and that lasted 20-25 minutes, which was a little shorter than scheduled, but it was relatively laid back. Then, we (me and 4 other students) had the social interview (with one faculty and 2 third year pharmacy students) which lasted about 30 minutes. Lastly, we (me and the same 4 students) had the group interview with 4 interviewers where everyone sat at a round conference table and that lasted about 20 minutes. You'll have only 5 minutes between each interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good! They just want you to be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good, they asked the typical questions posted on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was better then I expected. I had the individual interview first which is usually you and two interviewers however some of the interviewers were unable to attend so my interview along with a few others was one-on-one. Then there was the social interview with was a group of five being interviewed by someone from the college of pharmacy and two students. Lastly, I had the group interview. The goup interview was less relaxed then the other interviews and it involved the five students being interviewed by three practioners and one third year student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience was pretty positive. It was done in three parts, a group interview, a social interview, and an individual interview. The group and social interviews were more stressful because even though I knew I shouldn't, I found myself comparing my answers to those of the others in my group. The interviewers mostly just wanted you to be comfortable and relax so that they can know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. Very laid back because even though I was a little nervous at first, something that everyone should remember is that all of the other applicants are nervous too." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were three interviews: one, a social interview with 4 other students; two, a group interview with the same 4 students; and my individual interview. I thought the set up of the interviews was wonderful, but I felt like I could have answered more questions that pertained to pharmacy itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part, the interviews weren't too stressful. Just make sure you practice your answers and organize your thoughts before going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are three components of the interview: 1. Social - Five students with 3 interviewers from the college. 2. Group - Same five students with 4 interviewers (a current PharmD student, and three practicing pharmacists). 3. Individual - 1 student, and two interviewers (a practicing pharmacist and a professor.) The interview lasted about 2.5 hours. There is a welcome session to discuss any questions you may have about the college or the interview process. Each of the three interview sessions lasts 25 minutes. My advice is to practice answers to general questions and don't feel like you have to top everyone else's answer in the group session. You are judged individually, not in comparison to one another. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First, a group of myself and 4 others went into a "social" interview and described ourselves, jobs, service, leadership, etc. Then we went into a room and answered questions about pharmacy before a panel of 4 interviewers. Last, an individual interview was given by 2 interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"They had us split up into 5 per group. The first interview I did was the one-on-one with a pharmacist and a phD. The second interview was with a teacher and two students. The third interview was before a panel. We were kept in the same group and asked the same questions. (See below)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, which made you feel comfortable. Letters will be received one week after interview date." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 3
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 4
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 4
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 12
Out of state 6

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 15
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Blue Grass Airport

LEX

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

At the location of the interviews

Embassy Suites

SpringHill Suites Marriott

The Mariott where the interviews were held

Would you recommend the hotel?

At the location of the interviews

Embassy Suites

SpringHill Suites Marriott

The Mariott where the interviews were held

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.53 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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