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  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Kansas City
Individual Feedback 1 18 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 18
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.07 14

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 7
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 18
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 11
In a group 7

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 15
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.94 18

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

"Why do you choose pharmacy as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us why you would be a good choice for UMKC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to pay specific attention to detail" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us a time when you had to pay attention to detail at a specific time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UMKC? (since I was from California) How do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to pay attention to detail." More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about a time when you had to pay attention to detail to complete a task" Again, how the heck would anyone know how to answer any of these "tell us about a time" questions on the spot without knowing them beforehand? Good for me I hope." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacists have to pay attention to detail. Name a time when you have had to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to pay attention to detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Time you had to remain calm under an emotionally charged situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Descibe a time when you had to demonstrate integrity when it would have been easier to just"go along"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to use integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Moral & ethical-based question" More from this Member | Report Response

"communication under difficult situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you prefer study in a group or alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your typical day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you demonstrated integrity, and what were the consequences of those actions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to use integrity" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle an upset patient/customer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a time you showed integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a time when you have displayed integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you had to maintain confidentiality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Time you had to be detail oriented" More from this Member | Report Response

"Descibe a time when you had to pay attn. to detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time that you had to pay attention to detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"what bring you to UMCK" More from this Member | Report Response

"situation where you thought you did the right thing " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you prefer the paper pushing part of retail pharmacy or dealing directly with the customers?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell us about yourself, your interests, academic background, what kind of person you are, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"When is a time you had to find out the answer to a question and ask lots of questions to find out the solution" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of how you showed integrity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to use facts to make a decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to solve a problem based on facts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay question: Write about a time when you had to ask questions of a lot of people to resolve a dilemma. Who did you talk to? What was the result?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Time when you had to keep information confidential" More from this Member | Report Response

"Emotions ? from above." More from this Member | Report Response

"pharmacy related question" More from this Member | Report Response

"situation where you had to pay to details and perform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of a time when you had to keep a very important piece of information confidential and how well did you keep the confidentiality?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you multitask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay: What is the biggest problem facing the profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay - What's wrong with the healthcare system and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you showed integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about a time when you did the right thing, when it wasn't popular" --All of the formal interview questions began with "Tell us about a time when..." It's interesting, because I know there were like 50 students who didn't have a clue what to say; I would have been the same if I didn't see the questions beforehand on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the q's were pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were at home doing some sort of project or putting something together would you read the instructions first or just get started?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Descibe a time when you had to put emotions aside in order to make a decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a situation in which you had to use integrity" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and a group of students were standing around a large, complicated piece of equipment in a lab setting, would you be the student who pushes the buttons or the note taker?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is hardest thing you've ever experienced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you demonstrated integrity, and what were the consequences of those actions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Time you had to ask lots of questions to find a solution" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us a time when you had to pay attention to detail at a specific time - the specific time thing threw me off." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you performed a procedure that with a lack of detail might lead to negative consequences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you showed integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sadly, "Tell us about a time when you had to use common sense combined with your academics" Having no pharm experience did not help here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the question was worded was kind of different. Problem solving is not always based on intelligence but can also be based on instinct. Name a time when you have solved a problem based on instinct." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty much asked all the questions that are posted by other here, so it wasn't difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"30min Essay-Describe a time when you had to obtain info. by asking alot of ?'s of several people and define a solution.Problem?Outcome?Learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you had to ask questions and contact many people to resolve an issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a real world scenario that you had to contact several people for a feasible solution. I work at Walgreens, so it was an easy question for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you had to be detail oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interview skills with Student Career Center. Buying outfits. Sleep well the day before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the previously posted questions and information here, and I just got a good night's sleep!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews at other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedbacks, went over typical interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at questions on SDN and set up a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"study the questions from this forum from last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Searched SDN, went over my questionaire, UMKC web site, got a good night's sleep, ate a good breakfast. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading current pharmacy news, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out this web-site; looked at mock interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview. Talk to current students at the pre-interview party the night before. Highly recommend going!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school's questionnaire, this website, resume, internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read interview feedback from this website and thought about my answers before so I would have some of my most positive experiences in mind right before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was built in 2007, so it is really new. The building and the campus are very nice, I was definitely impressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All seemed interested in what I had to say, very kind" More from this Member | Report Response

"The meet and greet the night before the interview really relaxed me, and the school is brand new" More from this Member | Report Response

"New pharmacy building, interviewers were extremely friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is brand new and very nice and the staff and students are extremely positive and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"how structured and organized everything was in the interview. the mixer friday night. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was extremely friendly; they seemed like they wanted me to get accepted, which helped to calm my nerves. One student even told me that he knew I was getting in already, but I think he was just trying to give me a confidence boost." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building they are going to have starting 2007!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed meeting the dean and being able to speak with him one-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly people. Had a chance to talk to the dean one-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"The School of Pharmacy is opening a new building in 2007. The faculty and students were very nice about answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty staff and students were extremely nice, the new pharmacy building wont be ready til 2007, Kansas City is a very nice town (clean and upscale). Plus, the gas and foods are not that expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was with a student, a graduated pharmacist, and a faculty member. They were all very friendly and personable. I really enjoyed the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very relaxed situation" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's not in the nicest area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have an introduction about the school's history before starting the essay/interview process, should include a tour of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location is not in the best part of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"how difficult it is to find the campus from i - 29 north ?? downtown is so confusing. " More from this Member | Report Response

" I would say that the facility is old, but it doesn't matter, because the new health sciences building is opening in 2007, so no big deal. During the pharmacy preview party, there was a search form we had to fill out, writing down where the classrooms and bathrooms were. Lame! And there were only 2 alumni present, and everyone needed their sig on the form, and the dean...long waits doing nothing! 5 years to complete a pharmD degree, and no way you can do it in any less time, even with half of the first year completed already @ another school." More from this Member | Report Response

"FIVE YEAR PROGRAM! Even if you have a lot of classes out of the way ... you still have to go the five years. You just won't have jam packed semesters with 18 credit hours. Instead you will probably have 12-15 hours. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual pharmacy building is very old, but they are opening a new building that will be very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual pharmacy building is old and has only 4 classrooms. The majority of classes are at other buildings. They are building a new facility about 4 miles away." More from this Member | Report Response

"5 year prgram" More from this Member | Report Response

"Its the only school I know that requires 5 years to get a PharmD." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school of pharmacy building is really not very nice. It is old (1950's?)and a little run down. However, a new building is opening up in 2007. The current building just isn't very good for first impressions." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known more about the essay. It wasn't too difficult, I guess I was just taken by surprise with the way they did it. For some reason I thought we would all be in a room with a pencil and paper, but instead we were in a computer lab. I did like it better, but it took me off guard for a few minutes!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They only asked me 3 questions which took ~10 mins. I had to fly in for only 3 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I should stress out so much" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to get to the school exactly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That you don't have to put change in the meter on Saturday...I was freaking out for like 10 minutes asking ppl for change..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Everything that I encountered I expected. They did change the essay ?. It had been the same the past 2 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to write an Essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is mainly caucasian-dominated. You can either hand write or type your own essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview process was 90 minutes with an essay. The essay was writing about a time when you had to communicate under difficult circumstances. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had known it was only 3 questions, I may have pushed for a phone/webcam interview instead of spending nearly a thousand dollars traveling to the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay and interview took only 90 minutes. The interviewers really tried to make me feel comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview so I was very nervous, but the facility was gorgeous and the people were very friendly and tried to make it as relaxing and laid back as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very laid back, everyone was nice and organized, the questions that were posted earliery last year are good to study, i bought a t-shirt that said UMKC just because i like the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before we had a pharmacy school preview party, with a tour, a chance to meet the Dean, students, faculty, and alumni. This was extremely helpful to get a feel of what was going to happen the next morning. The morning of the interview, first we went to the computer lab to write an essay for 30 minutes. After that was the actual interview, in which they asked the questions below. The faculty seemed to be the head interviewer, and it seemed like she was the most interested in what I had to say as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When I walked in I got a name tag and had to fill out some basic info. about myself. Then all of the students being interviewed that day had to go downstairs for the essay portion. The essay question was: name a time when you encountered a problem or situation when you had to ask a lot of q's. What was the problem/situation? How did you go about resolving it? What did you learn? What was the outcome? After the essay portion, all of the studnets went to a room to meet with the three interviewers (student, faculty member, and pharmacist). They each asked one question. After they asked their q's they asked if I had any q's. That was pretty much it. The people that interviewed me were friendly. That made the interview process much easier! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a very laid-back experience. The faculty and interviewers were very nice. The Friday night before the interview they had a preview party where you came and toured the building and met current students and alumni. This was nice because then I knew exactly where to go the next morning for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was fairly causual; had to write an essay on when you had to contact many people to complete a project; next year they are opening a brand new facility for pharmacy students (and other healthcare students) right across from the hospital downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good. Very informal. They asked 3 Standard ?'s then it was open forum to ask your questions and for them to ask any other ?'s . Basically just talking. I didn't feel it was an interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UMCK is a good, small school that not many people knew about. The only thing that sux about the school is the 5 years program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed environment, they pharmacy building is not good, very old and dark and ill-equipped and small classrooms. Not impressive at all. Also they only offer 1-5 year program, so extra year of work for me. Not sure if I will be going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was much less stressful than I imagined. They asked for 12 short answer questions to be answered and emailed before the interview so the interviewers had our answers before the interview. Some questions were directly related to your answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After writing an essay about a time when it was difficult to communicate and how you tried to or resolved the situation, I went to face three interviewers who each asked a question. It was a very relaxed and laid-back experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After a half hour writing assignment on "explaining a time where you had to communicate in a difficult situation" we had the interview. They asked basic questions that were intended to get to know you as a person. There were no q's that focused on "why you want to be a pharmacist" or in any way tested your knowledge of the field. It was a good experience, unfortunately they offer only a 1-5 year program, so I will not be attending there." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 15
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 12
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.43 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 6
Out of state 7

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 4
4-6 hours 2
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 10
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

MCI

KCI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 9
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.75 4

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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