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  • University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Ann Arbor
Individual Feedback 1 17 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 14
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.94 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.06 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 17

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 12

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 16
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 14
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 12
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.63 16

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

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

"Discuss a situation where you encountered a problem while working in a group" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy and why U O michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It was the least formal of my interviews. They wanted it to be a discussion. I needed keep the conversation going by asking a lot of questions myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharm D?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the University of Michigan" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UM? Why PharmD? Strengths/weaknesses? Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Tell me about a high pressure situation you were involved in and how did you handle it?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"What would you do if you are working in a group and one person just doesn't do his job?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want to talk about now" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are characteristics of a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

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

""Why do you want to go to UofM?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U. of Michigan?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What questions do you have for us and about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one conflict you have encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"explain your current research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you interested in within the field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest Class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of pharmacy interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond at work. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a strength/weakness. " More from this Member | Report Response

""What is your least favorite part of working at the Pharmacy?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a conflict you encountered and how you dealt with it. Would you deal with it differently now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think are students' responsibilities inside and outside of the class room. and what do you think are professors' responsibilities inside and outside of lectures?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think describes a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What areas of pharmacy interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would be your biggest challenge if you were to come to UM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the one thing you want us to know about you that is not in your resume. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the responsabilities of the professor and of the students in and out of the classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time when your group/team was not meeting deadlines and how you motivated everyone to finish a project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a conflict you have encountered and how you went about deal with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the weakness of your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to talk about now" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why the University of Michigan" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your take on the healthcare debate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had a conflict. (It was hard to remember a specific example)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever implemented a new "system" or "process" that others had to adopt. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain any C grades that you received." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on interviewing faculty's research, SDN, school website, and reviewed my resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched UM interviewers and school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (helped me prepare for the questions a lot). mock interview. other interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review resume and statements. Mock interviews with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Come up with a list of questions. Research the people interviewing you. SDN. Mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at other interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, an interview at another school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review application material" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, industry internship interviews, looked over all application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews with friends and family, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practicing/memorizing my answers to common questions ahead of time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Schools website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"School Website, paperwork received in mail, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

"The friendliness of the staff, the interviewers and the students at school." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendlyness of the staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Welcoming nature of the College as a whole." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked going out for lunch with the students. Since we were outside of the Pharmacy building, I really felt like I had the opportunity to get to know them with out the pressure of being formal for an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were helpful in telling us more about the school and the different resources and programs that they offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is extremely professional. The admissions office is probably the quickest to respond to any questions/concerns you have. Upon acceptance, you have till May to respond yes or no, most schools have a two week deadline to respond. Also only a 200 dollar desposit. Doesn't break the bank before any loans come in. Also not a lot of instate students. It's about 50-50, and the students swear its worth the out of state tuition to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The commitment they have towards the profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the interviewing process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process (only 6 students were at the interview). The Asst. Dean randomly sent in a student to talk with me who completed his undergrad at the same institution as I did. I was really touched. All PharmD students are required to complete a research project before graduation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very friendly, there was less pressure than I anticipated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice and friendly, campus was beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though it was 5 30 minute interviews, everyone was extremely nice and honest. It felt more like a lively conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital tour was pretty generic and straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"the extremely cold weather in Michigan. (it's not even snowing yet..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"too cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Perry yelled at many of the interviewees for having their schedules on their phones instead of on paper. She also yelled at people for having more than 3 questions prepared. Your interviewers will expect you to ask more than 3 questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean met with us at the beginning of the interview and was extremely abrassive and beligerent. BE PREPARED with your schedule, a pen and paper and whatever she asked for in the emails she sends or else she will chew you out. I thought it was unnecessary for her to talk to us in this manner and it had a real negative impact on how I viewed the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is pretty small. The tour couldn't show us the labs because they had classes going on. The tour showed us only three classrooms, which apparently was all there was." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers seemed very disinterested and admitted to not even reading my application. The packet they give you is underwhelming compared to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student panel afterward was a little vague lacking direction." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a very elitist attitude. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to speak for 2.5 hours about the same topics over and over again. Also the weather was a lot colder than where I came from." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Come prepared with more questions! (They take up at least 10 minutes of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Gave myself more time in my schedule to take a tour of campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Michigan recently changed their curriculum to be group work more than lecture based studying. University of Michigan is actually REALLY, REALLY BIG. the libraries there are really pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had known how the Dean treats the students, I would not have gone to the school and wasted my time and money." More from this Member | Report Response

"How big the campus actually was." More from this Member | Report Response

"As expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I needed to bring a resume with me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To park closer to the building since it was extremely cold." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience, but cold weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Michigan COP is a GREAT school overall. I am very impressed by how organized the whole interview process was and how nice the staff and students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus, huge hospital. you should visit the school before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get there early!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were very generic. They just wanted to see why you were interested in pharmacy. Michigan is more of a research intensive institution. They even require a research project during the P4 year. During the interview, the faculty moved from class to class, while you stayed in the same room. This was awesome because you had no chance of getting lost. Or rushing to your next interview. Even though it was open file, interview was never gruelling. My grades were never really brought up. It was just a conversation. Two of the faculty took notes, the other two didn't. I felt really comfortable after the interview. Interview was from about 11:30 to 2. Student panel discussion from 2-4. Student panel was a little disorganized, but it was nice. They answered all of our questions. The interview process is apparently new to UMich but overall, I think it was great. Most importantly they will notify you of their decision in just two or three business days. NO SCHOOL DOES THAT?!!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was an interesting experience. Had fun having drinks and pizza with the student panel at the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the structure of their program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice ahead of time--the questions weren't too tough, but it helped that I had rehearsed before hand. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though it was stressful to speak for such a long with so many individuals, the overall day went fairly smooth. a bunch of students at the end talked to us about any questions we had about the program and even showed us on our way to Zingermans to eat dinner." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 10
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 12

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 3
Out of state 12

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 8
Automobile 4
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

Detroit International Airport

Detroit

dtw

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 8
Home 0
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inns

Holiday Inn

Lamp post Inn

Michigan League

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Fairfield Inns

Holiday Inn

Lamp post Inn

Michigan League

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.63 16

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.31 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.73 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 15

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.23 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"While it was nice to sit in on a P1 class I would have much rather had a tour of the campus: libraries, grad housing, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is great that Dean Perry is so responsive to emails. However; her emails are convoluted. I frequently have to ask my colleagues for second opinions to understand her emails, and my colleagues agree that the emails are very confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, Dean Perry is quite good at what she does" More from this Member | Report Response

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