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  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Baltimore
Individual Feedback 3 55 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 49
Negatively 3
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.52 54

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 40

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 40

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 19
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 25

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 53
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 36
In a group 13

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 32
Closed file 17

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.62 52

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

"What time management and study habits do I have that will need to be adjusted for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you see a child with asthma and a mother smoking near that child, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you take the PCAT more than once and what were your original scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why Maryland instead of schools in your state? (I was out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to many schools you applied for, how would you go about choosing the one you'll attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Maryland over other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you're stressed out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions are on this forum like why should we pick you, why UMB, why pharmacy, what motivated you for pharmacy, why not research and pharmacy (because i worked in research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone was not pulling their weight in group work?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you caught your best friend cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal in an ethical situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your classmate gives u info on which areas of the chapters to prepare for exam and only you and the person got A in the exam and others got low grades. How do you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspired you to pursue pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Group interview: What do you think about Plan B? What do you think about Walmart's $4 prescription? What do you think about having alcohol and smoking stuff in the pharmacy store?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone comes in with a prescription and you think the dose is wrong and the doctor does not agree with you and you can't get him to change it, what do you do? What do you think about importing drugs from Canada? What do you think about Walmart's new $4 prescription plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, why maryland, why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think of Walmart's $4 prescription drug plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this your first choice school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small grp discussions: 1) Plan B what are your feelings about pharmacists now being able to bill medicare for services that years prior were done for free? 2) Walmart not stocking/ selling abortion drug in theirs stores? What made you interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is your biggest strength? weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sacrifice do you think you have to make to come here on the East Coast to study? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest sacrifice that you would have to make to go the school of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Importing drugs? Why not medicine? How do you feel about pharmacists taking on more roles? How do you think doctors will feel about pharmacists taking on more roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your activity in college? What do you do beside doing well in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think selling pharmacy products with alcohol and tobacco materials within the same store pose any danger to a quality of health care service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you do not like about pharmacy or do not think you would be good at? " More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my hobbies? 2 Strengths/2 weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about importation of drugs from other countries" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy / UMD / PharmD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where do you see pharmacy going in the near future?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you found out that your best friend is cheating, would you tell on her? What if she had a really bad week and promised that she'd only cheat once but then a week later she cheated on the exam again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are strenghts and weakeneses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one negative aspect of pharmacy that you can see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Maryland" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you did not reach a certain goal or expectation and how did it make you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is technology going to take over the pharmacist's job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating, what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your roommates was not doing their chores, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you tell a pharm tech who is scared of HIV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted into all the schools you applied to, how would you go about into picking the right school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle your stress? How do you organize your time? For pharmacy school you need lot of skills, do you have them? If you have them how did you use them in your previous work or academic situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who is your inspiration?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the roles of community pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal in a group situation where someone wasn't pulling their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why University of Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a group and someone wasn't doing well/pulling his or her weight. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think of robots performing tasks in the pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a challenging time during your life, what you did about it and what you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interview: Why pharmacy? Why MD? Why not medical? What would be your greatest sacrifice by coming here? What are your strength and weaknesses? What do you do in your spare time? Are you part of any organizations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time? Are you involved in school related/community service activities? Do you have pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what show do you watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What will you do if you don't get admitted to a pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student/faculty interview: What sacrifice do you think you have to make to come here? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How do you deal with stress? If you worked on a team and someone was not contributing enough, what would you do? If your co worker was abusing drugs on the job? If your coworker was abusing drugs not on the job-how would you deal w/it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What process would you use to choose which pharmacy school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is your best asset?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMB? Tell me about yourself. Are you a leader or follower? How do you feel about automation in pharmacies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself as a follower or leader? Which would you rather be? Can you be both a leader and a follower. Is that better or worst?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assume you have two people working for you in the pharmacy, one is slow but accurate and the other is fast but inaccurate in dispensing prescription drugs. If you must be firing one of them, which one should it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you had known a patient at your pharmacy for 10 years,and now he cannot afford his medications anymore. How would you handle this situation? " More from this Member | Report Response

"as a pharmacist you come in contact with sick people with infectious diseases,what do you think about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many assignments will be done in groups. If one group member was not pulling their own weight, would you give him/her a bad assessment even though you know the teacher will fail her/him because of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What issues are currently affecting the pharmaceutical industry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do we think Pharmacists administering flu shots and other cross-discipline training are a neg. or pos. development?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school? Do you have any experience in Pharm or medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about pharmacists taking on more responsibilities, like giving exams?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Maryland? Why not other schools on the east coast? Why east coast? (I'm from the west coast)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do I plan to manage the transition and stress related to pharmacy school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think pharmacy has changed in the past 5 years? (kinda unexpected because i anticipated a question about the future)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you cope with stress in Pharmacy School" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would like the admissions committee to know that is not already on your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever failed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the people that you work with. (I work as a retail pharm tech)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a technician at the pharmacy you work at refused to give a perscription to and HIV/AIDS patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part it was a closed file interview, but during my faculty interview I was asked about my PCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot of questions about the personal statement? Why did you get all these experiences? How this experience helped you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you found out a colleague was abusing drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medication prices are going up. What do you think pharmacists can do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a situation in which someone challenged your authority or knowledge? How did you overcome this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical situation that you were put in and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a situation when someone challenged your authority. How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw your friend cheating, what would yo do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friend was cheating what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if u see your friend cheating on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational questions as acting pharmcist, ex. employees stealing, employees stealing controls, if you had terrible technicians and couldn't hire new ones what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"if a mother who is a smoker comes to your pharmacy and her child has asthma, what would do you about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about working around people with infectious diseases such as TB, etc? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interview: Is there anything you would like to tell me about yourself that you think would help you in getting accepted? What did you think of your day so far, what about the essay you wrote? What did you write about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"College background, why pharmacy? Once I said why...so why not research? (Questions were not asked in a challenging way) Which campus do you think you would choose (shady grove or umb)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"last book read." More from this Member | Report Response

"walmart $4 generic prescription, how to deal with stress, and talk about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were rejected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone presented you with a narcotic prescription that you thought was suspicious?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? If your application were rejected what actions would you take? If you could say anything to the admissions committee to support your application what would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy (twice)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would your friends say is your worst asset (weakness)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues in pharmacy? Why should UMB pick you? What would you do if you saw your best friend cheat on an exam? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school? You look like a smart guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you worked on a team and someone was not contributing enough, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about importing cheap drugs from canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right all U.S. citizens should have? This led into a discussion of medicare and the Canadian health care system." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be anyone, alive or dead, for a week who would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generic imported drugs question?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? What area do you want to go into? Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years? Name two individuals you would put on a postage stamp and why (writing excersize)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the shortage of pharmacists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about one of my volunteers experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do some pre-reqs at a community college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a meaningful acchomplishment" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who do I rely on the most in difficult situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you measure happiness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The group project will be the most challenging one, as it is an ethical issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect to get out of Maryland in 4 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with people of a different cultural, ethnic background from your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be in any reality TV show, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be on any reality television show, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you convince ppl who do not believe in western medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting class you have taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be in an reality TV show, which one would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was asked by professor. she asked me Have you ever been any cultural situation? If yes, how did you handle it and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be on any reality TV (you can make one up), which one would you be on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The board of pharmacy as in your pharmacy. An elderly man comes in and has a heart attack. His son tells you that he needs his nitroglycerin. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medication would you like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the course load? Why should we pick you out of several applicants? What are your best traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not study medicine? Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think pharmacy is affected by the stimulus plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is pharmacy an art or a science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pill, what kind of pill would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any kind of drug, what drug would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you? If an employee in the pharmacy was stealing medicine, how would you approach him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i don't remember the exact wording of the question but it was like: "how do you think the academic part of your studies helps you with the clinical practice of pharmacy?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pharmacist, and a patient comes in w/ a prescription with what you thought was a lethal dosage. You call the doctor and still the doctor tells you to fill it. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone came in with a prescription that was against your beliefs, for whatever reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"import drugs; future role of pharm tech" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how to adjust a carburetor? I felt good about this - it showed the interviewer had read my application essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, how do you deal with stress, strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest adjustment in going to Pharmacy School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel the greatest challenge you've face that's not at work? OR What do you feel your biggest adjustment in moving to Baltimore will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you go about choosing which pharmacy school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Check the other interview reviews. It seemed it was all the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leader or follower" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMB? and why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you do not like about pharmacy or do not think you would be good at? " More from this Member | Report Response

"if u were a drug what will it be ; i studied the question the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I fulfill a prescription for drugs used for euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a drug which drug would you be and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about importing cheap generic drugs." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend of yours was dating a person you knew to be HIV positive (you knew the prescription) what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read in your essay that you were interested in our PhD program, do u have any questions about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 15-yr old child of your best friend is pregnant and comes to you. What would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Does it rain a lot in Seattle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacist is the only healthcare professional who earns a living selling a product. What do you think about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught your best freind cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What about your character makes you suitable to start a professional degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Group project + Essay (both concerning ethical issues)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you prepare and contribute to the diversity of Baltimore?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you are the pharmacy manager. Your technician, for whatever reason, refuses to give a patient who has HIV his medication. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time when you didn't know what was the right thing to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see pharmacy 40 YRS from now? (i think this is the worst question). ppl can see where pharmacy will be 5-10 yr from now and that will require critical thinking. 40 yr from now..i think that's more of a joke. no one knows that and it's not critical thinking...it's like use your fantasy and tell me if you see robots working for us. So stupid.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was already expected and no odd questions all were what are general interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Answer in 5 words what you would do if you were at your last final of your fourth year at pharmacy school, and you saw someone cheat." More from this Member | Report Response

"The board of pharmacy as in your pharmacy. An elderly man comes in and has a heart attack. His son tells you that he needs his nitroglycerin. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no" More from this Member | Report Response

"all very general questions in my case." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think pharmacists need compensation or payment for their services in counseling patients or providing info to customers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think pharmacy is affected by the stimulus plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me of a difficult situation and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient doesn't speak English, but his six year old son does. How do you explain how to use his medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one instance where someone challenged your authority/knowledge. How did you deal with this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"give me a five-step process you would take in order to address a particular problem at your work setting (pharmacy)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were not accepted into Maryland what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the same question as above!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted into Maryland (this is not the most difficult question for me, but it was hard to answer because...if I don't get into MD, which is my first choice, I'd go somewhere else...and finding a nice way of saying, I'm sorry, I wouldn't apply to your school again, was not easy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sacrifices are you going to have to make to come here? What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, most of them were just about getting to know me or about my choice to apply to Maryland and/or pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your background is unconventional for pharmacy. How do you know you would succeed here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew that a coleague were abusing drugs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel the greatest challenge you've face that's not at work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a stepwise process you used to solve a problem in the past year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Check the other interview reviews. It seemed it was all the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"every questions were ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you had known a patient at your pharmacy for 10 years,and now he cannot afford his medications anymore. How would you handle this situation? " More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"same " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with cheating" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think the trend in Pharmacy is going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remember the exact question, but it was something about insurance coverage-- "with the increasing cost of prescription, do you think seniors deserve special insurance coverage" type of question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you found out that the mother of a child asthma patient was smoking around him, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and rehearsing with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview books." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN helped tremendously. Almost 90% of questions came from here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, researched what was on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked over questions on this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, experiences from previous interviews, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just looked up interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN surveys (even questions from different schools) and practicing with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interview websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and practicing with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went thru all the questions on this forum for all top 10 school. Also, practiced with professors, friends, and my husband. In addition, when ever i had free time, though of various question and wrote the answers so sounds like me and is clear. I went thru UMB website couple of times, and researched the background for all professors on admissions committee" More from this Member | Report Response

"Look at SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, used experience from previous interviews, practiced talking outloud, read up on health care but they was not brought up. I think being able to communicate and back up your position with personal examples is the best way to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, review of current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browse throught SDN. Read pharmacy magazines. Go over usually interview questions with a lot of people." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and spoke with some pharmacy residents." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, practicing with my friends and coworkers, reading articles in pharmacy magazines" More from this Member | Report Response

"collected a whole bunch of interview questions and wrote down my responses, mock interviews, read/listen/watch latest pharmaceutical news, talked to other friends who are currently enrolled at the school, and of course SDN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, student doctor network" More from this Member | Report Response

"read studentdoc.net it is really the best source ever,,because the questions are more or less the same,,and i also read umb website!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, caught up on pharmacy news, as well as mock interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and practicing questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, pharmacist.com, mock interviews, interview books" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interviews, pharmacy news, school website, pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn forum&feedback, AACP website, Pharmacy news/ today, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, relaxed and watched a movie the day before :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website, a book on interviewing, and this website. I also picked three current pharmacy issues and studied up. I went to the interview with notes - a list of questions, and printouts of the faculty bios. It impressed my faculty interviewer that I knew something about him. I also bought a suit, because business attire was specified. I was glad I did this. A few people were dressed a little too casually, and they were the ones with their heads down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review the school's website, & other student's posting on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read student feedback on this website, spoke to other pharmacists, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Came to this website, looked at UMB's website, and read up on pharmacy issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read up on the school at the U Maryland web-site. I browsed the interviews here. Since I give interviews at work, I didn't bother reading the interview books." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! I also researched other pharmacy school interview pages for questions (ethics) that could come up. I also practiced possible essay topics for the essay section." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN questions and practiced answers orally, read up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of every possible questions and jot it down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gathering information from different sources such as schools's website, internet(google)....so on" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my personal statement and practiced articulating my reasons for wanting to be a pharmacist with a friend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my personal statement, watched the news paying attention to drug related information,reviewed the sdn interviews,studied my essay writing styles. I made sure I had a good meal before the interview because it is long" More from this Member | Report Response

"read reviews on studentdoctor website, met with pharmacists, reviewed school website for info about curriculum, reviewed current events in the news pertaining to pharmacy (medicare, vioxx, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website and talking to pharmacy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"read reviews from this site, spoke to pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, practice answers to common questions (outloud), read through my personal statement, clarified my reasons for choosing Pharmacy and the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, had mock interviews, talked to pharmacists and pharmacy school students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, asked friends who had interviewed already, researched information about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, SDN forums, talked with the pharmacists that I work with, etc etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot about the school online, made up a list of questions I wanted to ask at the interview, reviewed my personal statement, gave myself a positive pep-talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"thought of sample questions and wrote down answers, and memeorized points I wanted to get across." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty interview was very conversational and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was pretty laid back and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"The one-on-one interviews are very relaxed and conversation-like" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything pretty much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students really loved the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were very friendly and really seemed to love their school (it showed when they gave tours and simply talked more about the school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the school's site and interview process, the pride of the faculty, admissions committee and students in their school, and the depth of knowledge and great communication skills their students had. The one-on-one interview with the faculty member was also the most enjoyable part of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities are impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very organized interview. The faculty and student interviewers were VERY friendly, and the overall experience was pretty stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new building and the professor who interviewed me" More from this Member | Report Response

"The pharmacy building had just been built and was extremely nice. All the students and faculty were extremely helpful and really seemed to want to get to know us and were really honest when they answered our questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and pretty much everything. The faculty were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Environment for interview. Really good oragnization of interview. everyone had to go thru same sessions but different order. My interview started with essay, then student panel (which was not graded), then student interview with 2 present student, then interview with 1 professor, and lastly, group discussion with 8 other interviwees and 3 student (2 current student, and 1 alumni)." More from this Member | Report Response

"New pharmacy building!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and the student interviews were enjoyable" More from this Member | Report Response

"good places for rotation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Saw some students in elevator, passing and they all noted I must be interviewing from how I dressed/name tag. Liked the few glimpses of those who I saw and interacted with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well organized interview, a nice school that provides quality education, a lot of profs that are also involved in research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Solid program and all the healthcare facilities are together." More from this Member | Report Response

"How organized and smoothly the interviewing process ran. The super friendliness of the interviewers and staffs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's friendliness and the overall positiveness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and students were really friendly. the interview was more of a conversational rather than answering questions presented by the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very structured interview process" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendly staff! the campus is very close to John Hopkins hospitals, imagine all the great career opportunites that you can have in this city! plus most of the residencies at UMB are done in affiliation with john Hopkins!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview with the faculty member went very well. It did not seem like an interview, but rather a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very organized, with presentation, and time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"organization, friendliness of faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school building, the student interviewers, facility, and the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and program itself is great - their hands-on approach is very encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've visited the school three times, and each time, I meet students who are friendly and excited to be there. It's nice to see the enthusiasm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty & students were very helpful & nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. Also, the school is in proximity with other health-prof schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty, enthusiasm of the students, and the facilities of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly, encouraging and welcomging everyone was. I felt very comfortable around the interviewers and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were really friendly and seemed helpful. I also liked their programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly. It seemed that they had purposely planned my interviews because I was matched with interviewers that could answer questions pertaining to my interests and the type of pharmacy classes that I would like to take at UMB." More from this Member | Report Response

"the model pharmacy " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students at UMBC were very friendly. I can tell that they are really happy going attending that school. They look professional in their appearance" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The proximity to Camden Yards and the football stadium, the massive hospital across the street from the Pharmacy school, and the pharmacy school itself - students and faculty included. " More from this Member | Report Response

"everybody was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews involved a lot of conversation. The faculty members seemed interested in getting to know me and also thoroughly answered all my questions. From what they said, it seems like there is a lot of opportunity to adjust the curriculum to meet one's interests through independent projects for credit and electives. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were extremely friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"quality of the school and it's reaearch and dual degree opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and positive. They were willing to talk about themselves, making it more like a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"i'm in love with the library" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and students are very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were really positive about their program and everyone was so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty & students seem really nice and excited about the program. Lots of resources around (Med center right across the street)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met was extremely friendly. The students I talked to really seemed to like the program a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"assistant dean, students," More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students seemed uninterested in the interview, just read questions blankly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bad neighborhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcome staff could be a bit more friendly and helpful. They did mention my round of interview was the 2nd to last they would conduct for this semester, so it's understandable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is not safe." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - Maryland knows they're a top 10 pharmacy school but really made the interview process more about you and who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"the surrounding downtown area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students during the student interview were extremely rude. Did not introduce themselves and were NOT friendly. Most of the other students were not as eager to answer questions either, and some were almost condescending." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"UMB give off very differernt vibe and energy. They are not at all humble. They know they are in a good school and very proud of it. The area around the school is very new york city like. It's dirty and full of people. candidates were more competitive than friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students did not seem too enthusiastic when talking about the school. When asked why MD back to them, they did not seem to take a lot of pride in their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The group interview was extremely stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school appears to care little about the interviewees. No welcome session, no sign showing direction to different buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"no tour. I think that having done research on the school, I am aware of the excellence and the reputation that Maryland has. However, I wished I got more presentations and talking time with students and a tour of what it would be like to be an actual student." More from this Member | Report Response

"No thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no tour or introduction. The 15 minutes that we had in the beginning was basically, "Here's your schedule today, now go to your prospective rooms." Questions that we had for students were done in their student panels, but the students looked not interested and bored (and brought their laptops in). I felt like the school should have done more to make students feel more welcomed. The expensive out-of-state tuition and high living costs were not appealing either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing I can really think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Neighborhood is a little shabby in some places." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing~" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Group interview (group of applicants + 2 current pharmacy students + faculty) was kind of strange, just kind of chipped in whenever so if you waited till the end after everyone else spoke it seemed like it was kind of ''what he said''." More from this Member | Report Response

"the cold! but after living in southern Cali for four years i am ready for some snow! afterall your skin doesn't wrinkle as much if you live in cold weather! ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no tour of the school or it's facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The area...and I had my interview on what is considered, so far, the coldest day of the year. I was also surprised that not all the classes were held in one building. If you are a more campus person (I'm from UMCP, where there is a physical campus) it could be hard to get used to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour was given." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Baltimore - not a big fan." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, the neighborhood is funky, but I live nearby, and I already knew about this. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual downtown, very run down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour seemed to be very haphazard. There didn't seem to be a script or a set path, we just walked and talked." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The only thing that I did not like about the school is that they have Blackboard to manage each class. All my classes that had Blackboard were such a mess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professors were a little serious when they talked to students, staring in the face with no smile, which made it seemed a little unnatural." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in a downtown Baltimore city, which makes parking awfully expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of living in Baltimore is high. Also, as soon as I got to my hotel, I walked around a bit and saw someone getting arrested. That could probably be seen in two ways, 1) that there's a good police presence, or 2) you have people around there doing bad things so you have to be smart in terms of where you go. Oh, and a the cab driver scolded me for giving him a $20 bill to pay for a ride that was a little less than $7. I told him that I didn't know and I was from out of town, but he was really pissed off nevertheless, but was amazingly able to give me the difference back. I gave him a hefty tip to show my apreciation, and he was still yelling at me even as I was exiting the cab! " More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area around the university" More from this Member | Report Response

"i got lost in Baltimore on the way in " More from this Member | Report Response

"The place where the school is situated" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Baltimore is a little scary. But I had lived in neighborhoods similar to it so it didn't frighten me that much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is one scary place. I didn't think it was THAT scary but oh it is. The student interviewer told me not to walk alone after 5pm... and I can totally see why." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is under heavy construction. Nowhere visible from the car to eat around campus. Baltimore has terrible crime statistics (the campus area is not super-scary though)." More from this Member | Report Response

"surronding area" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviews are self-guided, therefore you will need to find the rooms and locations of the interviews on your own. Prepare to ask questions about locations or look for a while, as it is not always obvious." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students would interview me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a huge meal beforehand, bc you will get hungry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be stressed because everyone is so nice and trying to make you feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of the students are on the admissions committee, including tour guides." More from this Member | Report Response

"Group project is nothing to stress about - it tests how you interact with others more than anything else. Be sure to bring a pencil or pen for the essay portion. There aren't any snacks provided, so be sure to bring some light snacks and water." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much of a pleasure my one-on-one faculty interview would be. It felt conversational and relaxed. We chatted for a while about stereotypes and social image, which was fun. I found the student (2 on 1) interviewers somewhat quirky and unresponsive at first but helpful and down to earth when I asked them questions near the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "group interview" is now actually a group project." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it is ok for students who are not scheduled to interview me can join in and ask me questions. I had one of the guy joined the interview and I was not pleased." More from this Member | Report Response

"That people at interview are really friendly and makes you feel comfortable and less stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was 3 different interviews for the whole morning! It was exhausting. It was also mostly the same questions over and over again, so after the first interview (mine was with a professor), I loosened up a lot for the next 2 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was pretty straight forward of what would happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"no thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"There would be no tour..." More from this Member | Report Response

"To not have stressed so much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How many students were in the group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a pencil for the essay question!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mapquest didn't really cut it direction wise when I was in Baltimore so I had a terrible time getting out of the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really,,make sure you book a hotel close to the school,,sometimes there is traffic in the area around the campus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is not a very nice city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the one on one interview with the student, was much less conversational. Very much question and answer, which confused me slightly. Of my 3 interviews, this was the only one, not conversational. It made me feel like I did something wrong to have such a serious interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was freezing so there was no tour. They give you water, but don't forget to eat before because the interviews last half a day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty bio" More from this Member | Report Response

"nil" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Baltimore is really not that great of a city" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had read up on the professors a bit more, so I could converse intelligently during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"No, as I said before, check all the interview reviews and some possible ethics questions and you should be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"having read previous SDN feedback for UMB, i expected the student interviewers to be really friendly, and i was taken aback by the fact that i felt they were grilling me" More from this Member | Report Response

"That hotels cost a lot- maybe even double that of other places- cab fare and restaurants as well. In all, I spent close to $400 that weekend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"No beverages except coffee would be provided. I was slightly dehydrated when I left. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that it was not a good idea to walk around the city at night. Also, the security guards in every building" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is 1 faculty interview, one student, and one group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"more specifics about the school and more questions to ask them about the program (brain freeze!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a good breakfast before you come. The interview is about 3 hours long! " More from this Member | Report Response

"You need a car to get around Maryland." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is absolutely nothing to do around campus (unless you have a car). I got there two hours early (I'm from out of state) and there was no starbucks or anything to just hang for an hour or two." More from this Member | Report Response

"Candy bars from a gas station do not make a good lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is scary " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked the facility more than I thought I would, though it was unsettling how many different times we were warned about unsafety in Baltimore." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a good place to go to school" More from this Member | Report Response

"It all looks very exciting, there's always some sort of activity going on in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simply put, amazing school. Admissions committee was quick with responding after email. There's no other school that tops this one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, faculty and students I met impressed me so positively that it is now my top choice for pharmacy school (I'm from out of state and was initially set on staying in my home state). Environment is important to me and this school had the best vibe out of all I interviewed for. I found the faculty and students not only knowledgeable and down to earth, but also engaging and welcoming overall. The pharmacy building is also new and pretty, which is a nice plus. Although I dislike the downtown location and was not prepared to go somewhere so far from my home state, they impressed me so much that I wouldn't pass up the chance to come here if accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think Maryland needs to change their interview process. They should show a short powerpoint or have brief introduction to the school, describing different programs (I would have liked to know more about the PharmD/JD program), the location, etc. Other schools also had other student groups to bring us to our interview locations, as a way to be friendly and helpful. Maryland did NOT have this and it was to their detriment." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are 2 interviews - one is with a faculty member another is with two students. Then there's the essay, group project and student panel. Not necessarily in this order!" More from this Member | Report Response

"again, like i said, i was scheduled to interview with a UMB student but I had another UMB student joined the group without an advanced notice. I think he volunteered to be there. And the school did not have a problem with that. I do not think that is professional. My designated interviewer did not get to ask my very many questions. and the additional interviewer asked me many silly questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be yourself at the interview and people at interview are really nice so donot be nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here is what to expect: (1) a student interview, with 2 students and yourself. (2) A faculty interview. Not sure if it was open file because no specific questions were asked. (3) A group interview. Group interview consisted of three students and held with 6-8 other candidates. Ethical questions asked and we were asked to respond. The whole interview does indeed go for 4 hours. Then Essay where we were required to respond to reading, and then write our opinion. Afterwards, student panel held where we were free to ask questions. No surprises and just a mix of feelings afterwards since I do not have a ton of experience in group interviews. Tips: practice through friends and speaking, SDN, and eat a bit. day goes by quickly and you are given a schedule of where to go. hope this helps!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no tour of the school facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I took the light rail from the airport to my hotel. It was very convenient and cheap. Great transportation for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school. I love how organized this event was. You are given a schedule that tells exactly who you are interviewing with and at what time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview consisted of writing sample, student Q&A, faculty one-on-one interview, interview with 2 students, and then group interview with 1 alumni, 1 faculty, 1 preceptor, 1 student, and 6 applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall the interview process was long. you have an open discussion/question/answer session with the current students. this gave me a chance to find out about the school from a student perspective. then you have to write a couple of essays (pretty simple topics). after that i had a group interview with 4-5 other interviewees and a faculty and two pharmD students. at then end i had a one-on-one interview with a faculty member." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't bad. Awkward 1 on 1 interview with a professor, asked really strange questions like what if you don't get in here, did you apply to other schools, weird things I wouldn't normally expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"very friendly staff,,the timing of the interviews were extremely well organized, you won't feel exhausted after the interviews,,believe me! i was interviewed by a professor, 2 pharmacy students and also had a group interview along with 7 other applicants + the essay of course! it all went very smoothly! UCSF was my first choice,,after making me wait for two painful months they rejected me,,,univ Maryland was my second choice and they sent me the acceptance letter one week after my interview,,,i am veryyy excited!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it seemed to go pretty smoothly. There were some questions after I was done that I wished I had answered better, but I think that is how it goes for me people. The only thing that I did not like was the city of Baltimore, and thats why I ended up choosing the Shady Grove Campus over the Baltimore campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We sat around talking to everyone in a conference like room. Someone comes in to talk about the interview day, the new campus @ Shady Grove, the acceptance rate, and how soon we would hear from them. Then we separated into different groups. I had my group interview first. There are about 6 interviewees, and two students. Very informal, you can speak up and answer questions if you like, but there was no pressure. It's a good time to see how you interact in a group setting. Essay is 45 minutes long. You read an article and respond to it. You can write in pen or pencil. Student interview can be one-on-one or with two students. A lot of the ethical questions are asked during this time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was VERY nervous, and it was definitely much better than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"introduction to program then went to faculty, student and group interviews then essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was divided into different sessions and essay . started with a faculty , then a personal interview 2 first year students, and finally with 2 students in a group discussion. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was VERY relaxed...more so than I thought it would be. There were 3 interviews total. One was a group interview with about 8 applicants and 2 interviewers (students). Another was a one-on-one with a student. Final interview was a one-on-one with a faculty member. There is also an essay session which was pretty easy. Overall, the facilities are great and the program is top notch. Very impressed with how welcoming the faculty and students were. Definitely nothing to be worried about." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was stressed out preparing, but once I got there, I felt better. Everyone was nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Maryland is wonderful. Everyone was very friendly. We were unfortunate enough to be there the day of the blizzard so our interview was shortened, but our schedule was as follows: when we first got there, we wrote an essay (if humanity were destoyed what 3 things would you put in a time capsule for future civilzations to find). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview comprised four parts. A short essay, a one-on-one professor interview (30m), two students (P1s) and then a professor and two stundents group interview with 3 other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was mixed, and not too bad. It was my first, and for the most part I enjoyed it. It was a mixed experience mostly because I am nervous about the results of my interview and felt that I could have given stronger answers. The students were really friendly, and everyone seemed encouraging and wanting to help. The fellow interviewees with me were also friendly too. If I got accepted, this would definitely be one of my top choices. I wrote an essay first, took a tour of the school, had a group discussion, interview with two students, and an interview with a faculty member. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UMB left me with the impression that it was the place for me. Everything was well organized and scheduled to get out on time. The interview is four hours long containing an essay, a tour, a group panel interview, a student inteview, and an interview with a professor. From what I researched, the essay is basically a tool the school uses to see that you can communicate effectively. You do not need a prize winning essay, just make sure your thoughts are clear when writing. I enjoyed all my interviews and the student tour guides and interviewers made me feel comfortable. My advice is to just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compared to another interview, this one was okay. It began with an essay (What do hospital pharmacists do?), then I had my student interview for ~25 mins (2 students), then my faculty interview (1 prof) for ~25 mins. Next was my group interview with 1 prof/alumna and 1 student for ~45 min. My tour was next. I would have liked to see more, such as a residence, library, hospital, or gym, but the tour was only 25 mins. Overall, not bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"To clarify my selections regarding the duration of the interview/number of interviewers/and the open or closed file question: About 60 students were being interviewed this day. According to what the Dean told all of us, 60 students had already been accepted, and that the final class will have 120 students. The interview day began with a roll call and a written essay in the auditorium. We received a list of names and our interview schedule for the day. We had three separate interviews. The order that I got was, 1) Group interview with about 5 other applicants in a conversational roundtable setting with 3 interviewers- which consisted of two pharmacy students and a professor. This interview was clsoed-file, and covered conversational topics. 2)Then, I had a one-on-one interview with a faculty member. This interview was open-file complete with PCAT scores and personal statement 3) Then, I had a student interview with two students from the Pharmacy School. They may have read my personal statement beforehand. With respect to the city of Baltimore itself, I am from a very large city that is usually seen as a tough place, but when you're in a city where even the CAB DRIVER who just drove you to your interview is pissed off and is berating you for handing him a $20 bill like it was some major slight on him, then you know the area is not for you! But with that said, the actual school was very impressive. The students were very bright and professional. The professors who interviewed me were thoughtful and likable people. I would note that there was a major dichotomy between what I saw outside of the school as compared to the excellence I saw within. Perhaps if U Maryland were my state school, I would stick it out and go there, but I doubt I would want to pay more than the in-state residents given my experience there. But this is not to say that someone else may see this totally differently than I! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very enjoyable experience. The writing sample was quite simple. We were given 20 minutes to answer the following: Think of a decision you made in the past year and how it impacted you. My first interview was a group one with 1 faculty member, 2 currents students, and 5 applicants. It was very relaxed and we simply went around the table answering questions. The second interview was with 2 students. It was my least fav b/c there was little conversation. They simply fired questions and I answered them. Then I went on a tour of the campus. I was surprised to see how many professional schools are on the campus. Lastly, I had my interview with a faculty member. We had a great conversation and he conveyed to me how passionate many of the faculty are with regards to teaching. I left the school with a great feeling about the whole day and confident that MD would be a good choice. Definitely eat a good breakfast and bring some water along since no food or beverages except coffee are provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a pleasant experience. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and eat before your interview because they don't provide snacks, only coffee." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the interviews and interviewers were relaxed and seemed more like information sessions than a test, I missed the last tour and got a short tour with the Dean, which was nice. The process was a little long and a snack or break may have been nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. We had a writing sample immediately, then I had two one on one interviews (one with a pharm, one with a student) and then the group interview. Everyone was in a suit, so I was glad I had spent the money." More from this Member | Report Response

"school was awesome. first was the essay "What does an ER pharmacist do?" then was the group interview, you have to talk more than everybody else and make sure you articulate yourself well and say smart things. next was the student interview and then the faculty and tour last." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though this was the first interview I've ever had, I did not feel any nervousness or anxiety. Both the professors and the students are extremely nice and friendly. Overall, very relaxed atmosphere, so don't sweat it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a good experience overall. The relaxed nature of the whole interview really made me feel at ease. Just be confident and relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a writing portion (30 minutes) -- my question was to write about a decision I made in the past year and if I were given the same situation would I make the same decision again and why. Then it was off to the group interview (1 faculty, 1 current student, and 4-5 other applicants) -- they asked really general questions and half the time the student talked about her experience. Next I had the faculty interview -- he didn't have a list of questions to ask me. He asked me random questions like, "so you're from Seattle... how's the weather?" But he did ask me why I wanted to go to UMB and why I wanted to be a pharmacist. Next I had the student interview. Overall it was VERY relaxing. :) Word of advice: eat before you go... the whole interview is like 4 hours long. I was SUPER hungry by the time it ended." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was an interview with a faculty member, an interview with a student, a group interview/Q&A session, a campus tour, and an essay. The one-on-one interviews were about 20-25 min and the group was about (?)35-40 min. I swear we were given about 5 minutes to write the essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good expereince. there was two one on one interviews. One with a student and one with a faculty member. Then there was a group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 30
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 5
Other 4

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 18
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.49 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 13
Out of state 21

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 15
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 11
Automobile 20
Train or subway 1
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 13
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 2
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Baltimore

BWI

IAD

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 5
Hotel 12
Home 3
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 40

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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5.43 40

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.49 39

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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7.08 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.58 24

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.52 23

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They should check IDs during check in. I was sketched out that they never verified that I was who I said I was. Seemed unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they were super nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"They should offer food for interviewees after 3 hours of interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office did not always return my emails, especially the emails I sent before I submitted my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"None- admissions office was very prompt and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only reason the school's materials were eco-friendly is because they didn't provide enough information on sheets of paper!" More from this Member | Report Response

"please make sure students who are not scheduled to interview with the candidates are not in the room" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Really helpful. Explain them your problem and they are available to help" More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

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