How did the interview impress you?
What was the stress level of the interview?
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How you think you did?
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"I don't believe I had any issues, overall they replied promptly to all my questions and responded when they said they would."
"Show some pictures on the presentation of each campus."
"The submission of the supplemental application can be confusing. I assumed I was set because my payment was processed, but it turned out that I had to re-submit afterwards. A note that we will receive an email upon submission would help."
"Nothing. They are very friendly and helpful, and are quick to respond."
"A virtual tour or slide show of the alternative campus facilities would be a good addition."
"Providing snacks would not hurt much:)"
"Better directions to faculty offices for interviews, or at least a heads-up that numbering doesn't m"
"None because everything was very organized and went great."
"None. They do a good job, in my opinion."
"Give an example of a situation where you had a conflict and what did you do to diffuse it?"
"Name a time you worked as a group to overcome a problem."
"Tell me about an instance where you made a mistake and how did you fix it."
"Talk about a time you made a mistake and how you fixed it."
"What types of pharmacy professions do you know about besides clinical and community?"
"What is my dream job?"
"When was a time you when you initiated change to improve something?"
"Why do you want to pursuit a career in Pharmacy? Why did you choose University of Minnesota?"
"Why pharmacy? Why UMN?"
"What do you know about the profession of pharmacy?"
"Tell me about an issue/challenge/experience you encountered during your studies and how you dealt with it."
"Have I ever witnessed someone cheating on an exam, if not, what would I do?"
"How many pharmacy schools are part of an academic health center?"
"Who is an influential person to you in this field?"
"What changes have you seen, personally, within the field of pharmacy over the years you've been a technician?"
"What is unique about the Minnesota program that attracted you to apply?"
"Why University of Minnesota?"
"They have access to the essays, so I was asked specific questions pertaining to my essay."
"What research experience do you have?"
"If one of your classmates was giving other students an update of a fellow student that was in the hospital by sharing details of his condition, would that be okay?"
"Why the U of M?"
"Tell me what you like about pharmacy"
"Where do you see yourself in six years?"
"Why Twin Cities and not Duluth? Follow up question. Do you see advantages to Duluth vs MPLS?"
"If your grandma asked you a question about a medication in your first year of pharmacy school, what would you tell her?"
"How do you think the health care professionals communicate with each other?"
"I see you speak three languages, how did that happen? (looking at my essays)"
"Besides hospital and community pharmacists, what other types of pharmacists are there?"
"Why U of M?"
"Why are you choosing this school?"
Please explain a group experience you have had in which one of the members was not being cooperative/not doing their fair share of work. What did you do to resolve the issue?
"I see you applied last year, how have you added to your application in the subsequent year?"
"Why did you choose pharmacy?"
"Why are you interested in the University of Minnesota?"
"Trying to think of questions that weren't already mentioned.....describe a time you made a mistake and how you fixed it."
"Why Minnesota over schools in Arizona?
"Why Univeristy of Minnesota?"
"Where do you see the field of pharmacy going?
"So, why Pharmacy?"
"What made you decide you wanted to be a pharmacist?"
"Why should we accept you over other applicants?"
"What did you expect from/that would happen at the interview today? My answer was on the line of....I've done a lot of research on the U of MN, and I feel that I expected exactly what has happened thus far.... (better put, though!) "
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What is your favorite book?"
"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
What distinguishes me from others?
What kind of research I've done and what type of research U of M has to offer me?"
"tell me about your self"
"What kind of setting could you see yourself practicing in 10 years from now?"
"Why have you chosen pharmacy as your intended profession?"
"How were you a caregiver?"
"Why do I want to be a pharmacist"
"Why pharmacy? Why U of M? Are you considering other schools?"
"Tell me about your directed research."
"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?"
"What are current issues in the field of pharmacy?"
"Why pharmacy? What attributes do you have that would make you successful in this program?"
"What is your definition of a caregiver? Tell me about a challanging experience. How did you handle it? How do you handle stress?"
"What issues do you see in today's pharmacy world? If I give you money to do any research, what research will you do? WHY PHARMACY? "
"Why pharmacy..where have u shown leadership...where do you see ur self in ten years..who is ur role model..."
"Tell me about yourself and your life!?"
"How do you feel about pharmacist being able to prescribe medications? Interviewer made a case if NPs and PAs do it then why not pharmacists."
"what is one way you helped somebody? And how did you do it?"
"What makes other schools more appealing than our school?"
"Do you think pharmacists should be able to write prescriptions?"
"what was one situation in which you were in charge and take initiative to change or improve the situation?"
"How do you solve a problem?"
"What would you want your obituary to say about you?"
"How do retail pharmacists communicate with doctors and nurses?"
"What question didn't I ask you that I should have? Answer it."
"Your friend asks you why you need to attend school for 4 years to dispense pills, what do you tell them?"
"He asked me about my volunteer experience. Although the interview was closed file the professor did have access to my supplemental application answers. Possibly he had the PharmCAS essay in front of him too but I'm not sure since he didn't ask me about it."
"If you have a family member who is still conscious and able to make decisions, but is elderly: Some members of the family want to put him/her in hospice and others want to pull out all the stops with medical care to extend life. What do you think of this and what would be your specific role in the situation."
"What is the position of the pharmacist among all the health care professional?"
"If a fellow student was in the hospital and someone read their medical chart and were telling people specific information, what would you do?"
"Who is a person in the field you admire?"
"If a student and friend of yours looked at a paper you wrote and then basically copied it and turned it in, what would you do?"
"A classmate of yours is in the hospital. A fellow classmate, who works at the same hospital, checks out their chart and informs the rest of your class how they are doing. How would you respond to this?"
"Tell me some things about yourself that I wouldn't know from your application. "
"What led you to make your campus selection?"
"Same as question 2"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"Tell my about a time you made a mistake and how you handled it."
"If your teacher gave your group an assignment that required more work than all the other groups how would you handle that?"
""I know I asked you this question before...but I would like to ask it again..what does the U of M have to offer you?" "
"Describe a time when you made an error in judgment or action, and what you did to fix it"
"During your first year, if your grandma asked you about a drug what would you tell her?"
"Please describe someone in that works in the field of health care that you admire and respect."
"I told her I became interested in pharmacy in high school and she asked me personal questions about what I was like (basically to see how well-rounded I was) when I made that decision, such as other activities, and why I didn't pursue other areas of interest."
"Besides community and hospital pharmacists, what other kinds of pharmacists are you aware of?"
"How do you see the profession of pharmacy changing in the future?"
"There were a lot of situational questions. One that stands out was something like this: you just took a test. A group of students that also took the test are talking about the questions that were on it. Another student you know will be taking the same test is standing there listening to the discussion. What would you do about this?"
"How do you see yourself as a caregiver?"
"What do you do when you aren't in class or studying?"
"What are your learning styles? How do you learn?"
"None - the only questions asked were "what did you expect from the interview" and "do you have any questions for me about the program?""
"They were all interesting"
"How do you see the field of pharmacy evolving?"
"How did you end up considering pharmacy field?"
"Describe a time where I had to handle a difficult situation and how I handle the situation."
"How your pharmacy manager see the future of pharmacy?"
"Describe a time where you had to work through a problem in group setting."
"I didn't really have a most interesting question b/c I wasn't asked many questions."
"Nothing, all the questions seemed normal. It was more like a conversation that question and answer."
"The origin of my last name. Most of the time he was talking -- always a good sign."
"How prepared am I for pharmacy school?"
"What radio stations do you listen to?"
"Tell me about yourself and your family."
"what have the pharmacists at your workplace told you about the pharmacy profession?"
"What are recent books you have read? Describe."
"I was asked about what I felt about holistic care. I really didn't know how to answer this one!"
"If you were given money to go to Barnes and Noble and pick one book, what book will you pick and why?"
"How do you describe a caregiver?..where have you shown these characteritics..."
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