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  • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Duluth
Individual Feedback 4 76 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 73
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.97 75

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 68

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.27 67

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 14
45 minutes 19
50 minutes 16
55 minutes 4
60+ minutes 10

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 70
At a regional location 1
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 72
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 51
Closed file 19

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.12 73

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

"Give an example of a situation where you had a conflict and what did you do to diffuse it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you worked as a group to overcome a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an instance where you made a mistake and how did you fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you made a mistake and how you fixed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of pharmacy professions do you know about besides clinical and community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my dream job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you when you initiated change to improve something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursuit a career in Pharmacy? Why did you choose University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you know about the profession of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an issue/challenge/experience you encountered during your studies and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever witnessed someone cheating on an exam, if not, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many pharmacy schools are part of an academic health center?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is an influential person to you in this field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What changes have you seen, personally, within the field of pharmacy over the years you've been a technician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique about the Minnesota program that attracted you to apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"They have access to the essays, so I was asked specific questions pertaining to my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you like about pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Twin Cities and not Duluth? Follow up question. Do you see advantages to Duluth vs MPLS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your grandma asked you a question about a medication in your first year of pharmacy school, what would you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the health care professionals communicate with each other?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you speak three languages, how did that happen? (looking at my essays)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides hospital and community pharmacists, what other types of pharmacists are there?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you choosing this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

" 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? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you applied last year, how have you added to your application in the subsequent year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in the University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Trying to think of questions that weren't already mentioned.....describe a time you made a mistake and how you fixed it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Minnesota over schools in Arizona? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Univeristy of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the field of pharmacy going? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So, why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide you wanted to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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!) " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your self" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of setting could you see yourself practicing in 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you chosen pharmacy as your intended profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How were you a caregiver?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy? Why U of M? Are you considering other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are current issues in the field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? What attributes do you have that would make you successful in this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of a caregiver? Tell me about a challanging experience. How did you handle it? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy..where have u shown leadership...where do you see ur self in ten years..who is ur role model..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy? Why the UMN?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy and not another health area like medicine or nursing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my learning style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique about the University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the different types of careers do you know about pharmacy? (I listed 6 and i think my interviewer said I missed 1)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the roles of pharmacists and how do they engage with other health professionals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the roles of pharmacists and how they interact with other health professionals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want your obituary to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What different types of pharmacists are there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself going in the field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time you were in an ethical dilemma and what you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see your role being in your profession dealing with interdisciplinary communication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a mistake you've made and what was the result?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you made a mistake and what you did to resolve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions like you see a classmate cheating during a test. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other types of pharmacists are there out there other than retail and clinical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you admire in the healthcare field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would the Minnesota College of Pharmacy be a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges will the field of pharmacy see in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of MN" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on finishing your Master's Degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in the student lounge and observed a group of students talking about a test that another student hadn't taken yet, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you wish to attend UMN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define care? Where do you fit in terms of giving care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You wrote this in your essay, can you elaborate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come the University of Minnesota, and why the Duluth campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your preferred learning style and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see youre wanting to go into pediatric pharmacy...tell me more about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you made an error in judgment or action, and what you did to fix it" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your Grandma asked you if its safe to take a medication during your first semester at pharmacy school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See list of questions above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you realize you wanted to become a pharmacist, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you prepared for the rigors of pharmacy school/what has helped prepare you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a moral conflict, how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the profession of pharmacy evolving in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself as a caregiver?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"He then asked me about a college that I attended for PSEO, and I expanded on my schooling and how it has gotten me to where I am today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Changing role of pharmacy - what is it and how do you fit" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drew you to pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up choosing pharmacy field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of practice do you see yourself in after 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other things I have done other than research and work? Have I been to the Twin cities before and what do I know about this campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how long were you pharmacy tech? how do you see pharmacy in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the concept of life-long education? (due to continual changes in the pharmacy career)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to prepare yourself for the rigors of pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"area of pharmacy you are interested in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What books I've read recently" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you do in your freetime? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any customer service experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Biggest strength, weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strength and weakness? What makes you unique than others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest strength and weakness? I said I am a procrastinator and disorganized...and my interviewer lectured me about how hard it will be and I won't be able to survive with that." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are ur strenghts and weaknesses and why...how are u motivated...what was a very difficult situation for you..and how u solved it.." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why this school!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the different types of pharmacists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else about yourself you want the admissions committee to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a mistake I did, and how did I fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you made a mistake and how did you correct it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one situation in which you made a mistake and what did you do? What was one occasion in which you have encountered moral or ethical value problems and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you initiate change in a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you took initiative to improve a situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What needs to change in pharmacists' current job roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some different types of pharmacists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the biggest problems facing pharmacy today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Minnesota? The professor actually went so far as to ask why I would want to go to Minnesota over the good pharmacy school in my own state. Be prepared with multiple reasons because they may push back on this question (I gave him one reason and he sat there and asked "uh huh, what else?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you were put in charge of a situation and how you improved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from pharmacists at the hospital were you volunteer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your community involvement prepared you for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a person in the field you admire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is part of the health care team caring for patients? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to serve rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an unethical situation you found yourself in and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years as a practicing pharmacist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you deal with a problem either in a pharmacy or other health-related field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one instant when your morals were challenged? What did you do to handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have experience in community pharmacy, but can you describe some other areas of the pharmacy profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever caught your classmates or coworkers doing an activity that was inappropriate and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your grandma asks you during your PD1 year about a medication...what would you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you clarify this item on your supplemental application?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Different types of pharmacist and descriptions of what they do; job responsibilities" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you see the profession of pharmacy changing in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a situation in which you feel you aren't learning what needs to be learned from a professor...it was something along those lines at least." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a frustrating event in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you further explain this part of your secondary application? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me about the U of MN program? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My views on life-time education" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How does your background prepare you to be successful as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I think pharmacist do? How did I enjoy my experience in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do ur free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the issues in pharmacy today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes have you taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a stressful situation and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you prepared for the rigors of the pharmacy curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of expirences have you had (work, research, otherwise)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a challenging situation you have faced. How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of pharmacy do you hope to become involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not other health professions? Why pharmacy? What would be one thing that you would like the admissions team to know about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay : Mrs X is an insulin patient, her insulin price suddenly skyrocketed. If she takes lower dose, the treatment will take twice longer. But she barely makes end's meet, let alone afford the insulin price. Describe what problems exist? What would yo suggest her to do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"writing was ez...desrcibe yourself....where u want to work after your pharm degree" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about yourself and your life!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one way you helped somebody? And how did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes other schools more appealing than our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think pharmacists should be able to write prescriptions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was one situation in which you were in charge and take initiative to change or improve the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you solve a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want your obituary to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do retail pharmacists communicate with doctors and nurses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question didn't I ask you that I should have? Answer it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your friend asks you why you need to attend school for 4 years to dispense pills, what do you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the position of the pharmacist among all the health care professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a fellow student was in the hospital and someone read their medical chart and were telling people specific information, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a person in the field you admire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me some things about yourself that I wouldn't know from your application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to make your campus selection?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as question 2" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell my about a time you made a mistake and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your teacher gave your group an assignment that required more work than all the other groups how would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you made an error in judgment or action, and what you did to fix it" More from this Member | Report Response

"During your first year, if your grandma asked you about a drug what would you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe someone in that works in the field of health care that you admire and respect." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides community and hospital pharmacists, what other kinds of pharmacists are you aware of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the profession of pharmacy changing in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself as a caregiver?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you aren't in class or studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your learning styles? How do you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - the only questions asked were "what did you expect from the interview" and "do you have any questions for me about the program?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the field of pharmacy evolving?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up considering pharmacy field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where I had to handle a difficult situation and how I handle the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How your pharmacy manager see the future of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you had to work through a problem in group setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really have a most interesting question b/c I wasn't asked many questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, all the questions seemed normal. It was more like a conversation that question and answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The origin of my last name. Most of the time he was talking -- always a good sign." More from this Member | Report Response

"How prepared am I for pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What radio stations do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what have the pharmacists at your workplace told you about the pharmacy profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are recent books you have read? Describe." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about what I felt about holistic care. I really didn't know how to answer this one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given money to go to Barnes and Noble and pick one book, what book will you pick and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you describe a caregiver?..where have you shown these characteritics..." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give an example of a situation where you had a conflict and what did you do to diffuse it? (it threw me off, we were having a very open one-to-one that I lost myself in the response....I got it done though)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you initiated a positive change to improve a situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you did to improve somebody's life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What changes do you want to see in the pharmacy field? How would you play a role in that change while in school and after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A -" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the weakness of the pharmacy profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you initiate change in a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you went about fixing it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you did something wrong and what you did to fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you became a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself - I hate that one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what questions I forgot to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you took initiative with a project and changed it for the better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose one of your family members is terminally ill and the rest of your family is looking to you (a pharmacist) for guidance. The rest of the family is pushing for a lengthy treatment to try and cure the ill family member. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, I felt well prepared and was very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient is on life support and the physician tells the family members the patient still has a chance, but the family still want to take him off of life support. What would you tell this family as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one time when you made a mistake and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges will the field of pharmacy see in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other professions did you consider when you were looking at Pharmacy? This was hard because it's getting at your motivation for Pharmacy, and I just answered the question literally... oops! Sometimes you have to learn how to read into the questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an unethical situation you found yourself in and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rule out working as a pharmacist at a large chain pharmacy such as Walgreens?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you do if you are frustrated with heavy workload? How will you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the other schools that you have interviewed with? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who in a healthcare profession has had an impact on you, and why/how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as most interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a recent problem you've encountered..and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"A group of students who had taken a test is talking about it in front of a student who hasn't taken it yet. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain a time when one of your colleges or coworkers was doing something wrong? What did you do and how did you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I see you have experience) Is there a pharmacist you work with that you consider a mentor? What quality do they have that makes you admire them and how would you reflect that in your future practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You just took a test and a group of students that also took the test are talking about the questions that were on it. Another student who will be taking the same test is standing there listening to the discussion. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you're a spring graduate: what have you been doing with your time since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the one I just mentioned. Just be honest with the interviewer...they will read through bs answers. Another difficult question was the classic opener "Tell me about yourself". I should have rehearsed this one more because I kind of skipped around. Be prepared for it...it's simple but can get you into trouble." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Minnesota over schools in Arizona?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you forsee as obstacles in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"None - it was mostly conversation just getting to know me. We connected, as we have so much in common and very similar passions in pharmacy and outside of pharmacy. It was the best interview I have had for any job, professional school, etc, etc, etc!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"May be my preparation had something to do with how I perceived the questions...but they were very easy to articulate" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the weaknesses of the U of M are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do the pharmacist at your pharmacy think about the career and its future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Upon graduation, what types of rotations or externships would you be interested in and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other intervenes so pharmacist do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite and least favorite classes and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time that you worked in a group made up of people from diverse backgrounds (such as race, religion, culture ...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of caregiver, and how have you fulfilled this role in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really have a difficult question either...sorry!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Overall it was a very relaxing, encouraging interview. He was a very interesting and smart person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What defines pharmaceutical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in your life when you were most creative (writing part of interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

""'Do you have any other questions or things that you want to share"-after we had already been exchanging questions back and forth for 20 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"What roles do you think pharmacists have in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your biggest strength and weakness. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Last question was..if there was one thing I (interviewer) wanted to know about you (student) what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review questions, talk in mirror, write down my motivations for pharmacy and compare it to what I said in my personal statement, and review schools website. Applied to various jobs so I could stress test myself for behavioral questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"practice answering questions out loud in a mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my PharmCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading interview feedback here, write out answers to common interview questions, read about current topics in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interview to the school, friend's interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net & researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"read and prepare for all the questions posted on SDN, mock interviews with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Going over all the question from the interview feedback section" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read reviews on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview and SDN surveys" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, typing up possible answers to questions, review application materials, look at the school's website, practice with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, checked out a couple of interview books." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked at the interview feedback here on SDN and had an idea of what my answer would be, although I didn't want to sound too rehearsed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office recommends that you buy an interview prep lesson for a "nominal fee." The lesson is on UM's blackboard site and is only $20. I wasn't going to buy it initially but in the end I did even though I'd already been to a couple of interviews. The lesson is pretty basic but does give you even more concepts/questions to practice with and helps soothe nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really learned about the program from the website. Why would you apply to programs that don't interest you? Interview feedback also helped. Tried to stay up to date with some health related news too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Become familiar with information on the school's website, as well as research on the direction the pharmacy profession is going." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN. Practice answers with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Finding some of the questions and practicing them outloud." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, but mostly I relied on my own knowledge of my work experience and my long academic history. I went in telling myself, "You already know the answers to the questions."" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, reviewing the school website, pharmacy journals, my PS and essay questions, my resume, other web articles..." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website mostly, this forum interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scanned through the SDN forums and talked to current and former students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my essays and personal statement, mock interviews, SDN, pharmacy journal articles, and talked to other pharmacy students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing the UMN website, reviewing application essays, browsing pharmacy ejournals to identify current topics/issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, PharmCAS essay, supplemental essays of all schools, Resume, current events and issues from Pharm magazines." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of MN website, read over my application materials, read up on current pharmacy topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared by re-reading my personal statement and supplemental essays, reading up on current pharmacy topics, looking at practice interview questions I found on the web, and doing several mock interviews through Career Services." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read about the school on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Forums, U of M website, tour at the college the day before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, practiced interviewing in front of a mirror, browsed the school's website, read articles about pharmaceutical care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the school website, reading my pharmcas essays, my supplementals, reading up on current events, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review pharmCAS files/essay, Minnesota essay, practice interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed applications (for all schools) and read this site for lots of potential questions. Also looked up a few faculty sites to see hot topics/areas of research." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application; read about the U of M College of Pharmacy on their website; read feedback on this website; and practiced answering questions I thought that they might ask. I also read about current topics in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing SDN interview feedback for the school, trying to brainstorm answer outlines for those questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading through the SDN interview feedback, looking at general interview tips on the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"This Website, UofM website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for the interview by reading all information provided on the school's website, reading interview postings on SDN and by preparing answers to the questions that other applicants were asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the questions/topics posted on studentdoctor.net, familiarized myself with the college, identified my strengths, weaknesses, and passions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, wrote out possible questions and the answers i would give" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions from this website, looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about current topics, asked pharmacists questions, re-read my PharmCAS application and supplemental. Re-read the information I had from Preview Day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly through this site and my own perception of what I would ask " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my essays and PharmCas application. Reviewed school's website in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"read Interview Feedback on SDN (extremely helpful), school's webstie, health news from u.s. news ... All the questions that I was asked were on SDN interview feedback..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN interview feedback, reading over my essays on my supplemental application, reading issues currently in pharmacy, talking to RPH I work with regarding their view of the U of M and Pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at interview books and looked at the SDN website to see specific questions that were asked from the school I was having my interview at." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,talked to pharmacists,researched current pharmacy issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, student doctor network, researched the schools webpage, researched different settings in which a pharmacist may work, researched current medicare policies." More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for the interview by researching the school, it's curriculum and it's stragetic plan. I also made a list of interview questions posted on this website and methodically wrote out answers in order to focus my thoughts and ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interviews, practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"I prepared for the interview by looking at the questions on this site, and then writing out answers on paper. Obviously you can't look at your answers in the interview, but it helped me have an idea about what I would say in the actual situation. I also explored the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, current articles about pharmacy, and the Minnesota tribune online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading online information about pharmacy and checking this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, other websites about interviewing, went to a workshop at the school for interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading up on what the school is known for, talking to alumni." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to current Pharm. D students, pharmacists, websites, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing standard interview books, which offer examples of generic interview questions, which were used during the interview (tell me about yourself, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online feedback resources, reviewed application statements, reviewed oath of a pharmacist, gathered and reviewed possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"research on school webpage." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a lot of research. I try to be very prepared for interviews like this. I checked out a few books on interviews at the library and went over possible questions in my head before I got there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice for FAQ, asking friends for essay question, snoop around." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN..practice wit friends..and other pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1 program on 2 campuses that interact together; yet the campus locations have very different communities that they impact. Great opportunities for students to learn from either one." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was very laidback and conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cohesiveness of students, and overall team mentality between all students, professors, and administration. They are interested in the advancement and efficacy of the pharmacy field, not just running a pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"closeness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How innovative the school wants their program to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is excellent & everyone was very nice and helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was one of the most relaxing interview I have had. The interviewer was really nice and open to all kinds of questions. The student were very friendly and they gave a tour on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer did an amazing job making me feel relaxed and comfortable. She definitely made it more like a conversation. I came out of my interviewing feeling really good. The entire faculty were really nice, including the current students. When everything was all over, I got lost trying to find the area that I got dropped of at and I ended up running into one of the student tour guides. He recognized me and when I told him I was lost, he took the time to take me to where I wanted to be :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed very nice and enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Emphasis on pharmaceutical care in curriculum, laid-back interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The College of Pharmacy is located right with other health profession fields. UMN stresses healthcare teams, so the fact that the dental, medical, and nursing schools are right there is really cool" More from this Member | Report Response

"The politeness and professionalism of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The warmth from the faculty and staff - they seemed as interested in us as we were in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very friendly and it seemed like there were a lot of great opportunities to do the experiential learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. I spent almost an hour with a faculty member who wasn't a pharmacist and he made sure we spent time getting to know each other before he started formally asking me questions. I felt very comfortable and relaxed the entire time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the students there were clearly big fans of their school and had turned down offers from other schools in order to attend UM. They also mentioned that it is a top three school... a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire program. I was also surprised by how much I loved the Duluth campus and feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"putting me at ease" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had a survey at the end on how to improve." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back and it was more of a conversation with specific questions thrown in, rather than it being an interrogation." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was telling me the strengths of the program, almost like he was trying to sell it to me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone there and the shared enthusiasm about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The various options upon graduating from this University. You can go into any field you want to as they are pretty much all represented here. The cutting edge technology and research occurring here is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The individual nature the program has towards its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly demeanor of interviewer. Very relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Admissions office being so helpful and conveying that they knew how important and personal this process is to some of us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The accessibility of our faculty and student hosts. You could tell that they all took great pride in the College." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students giving honest opinions about their life at pharmacy school-job, money, stress, social life, volunteering, staff, campus etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and the fact that they are incredibly open, honest and forthcoming about the university. You're given every bit of information you may need to make a decision. I was treated like a person, not just another applicant or number. Beautiful area, nice facilities (in comparison to what I've had in undergrad so far). Students really look happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by how personal the day was. I felt like a person. I felt like, not only did they want to get to know me, but like they wanted me to get to know them (the college as a whole). Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The pharmacy students we met were excited and so willing to answer any questions we had. It was a GREAT day with very little stress! They try to make it as painless as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very casual atmosphere for being one of the best pharmacy schools. Also, even though it's in a very cold state, there are usually tunnels which allow you to walk to different parts of the campus so you don't have to go outside." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING!! Its the land of opportunities! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was really laid back. It just seemed like my interviewer wanted to know me as a person, not as an applicant. He showed me his evaluation form and told me that I was going to be scored on 6 "dimensions," and then we just talked for 45 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me as a person. Minneapolis is also a great city!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty and students, free printing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Duluth campus offers quite a bit more to their students than I had expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean's welcome address and why we should choose Minnesota over other colleges. I also like that pharmaceutical care is a large part of the curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are very enthusiastic about their school. There's a lot of flexibility in where you can live, and how you can get to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty members I came across seemed very student oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were all very upbeat and proud of their school, this college has great facilities. Dean made it a point that they know they are competing for the best students and "sold" what the program has to offer to incoming students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were very positive and enthusiastic. The atmosphere was filled with positive energy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The visit made me feel extremely comfortable - they did a great job making you feel like you belonged. I left feeling energized about pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Focus on interdisciplinary work between the Allied Health Center, focus on pharmaceutical care." More from this Member | Report Response

"the u of mn has an amazing faculty, they are well known and leaders in the field" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was so easy to talk to, it was easy to relax and have a conversation with her. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Mostly how inspiring my interviewer was and how highly they thought of me and my very unique qualifications - Interior Design major, 31 yrs old, study abroad, communication abilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very interested in YOU as a PERSON" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student camraderie and laid back atmosphere. New facilities opening next year. Faculty appear approachable." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, faculty, staff, and students... everyone is extremely nice and enthusiastic about the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING!! I was very impressed with the program. It is well established and it would be an honor to attend!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facillities and up to date department. All the teacher's lectures were available on line so you can look over lectures again and again." More from this Member | Report Response

"their labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean's opening statements really sold the school to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"As the pioneer of pharmaceutical care, the school offers outstanding opportunities to work with remarkable pharmacists at the top of their game. My interviewer kept the process rather conversational, and she effectively answered all my questions. I walked away feeling as if this was a world-class institution with outstanding faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"how everyone knew each other; the students and faculty are totally helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the tour. Not only did I get to see what the school looks like, but I also had plenty of opportunities to ask current students questions about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students seemed like a very supportive, inviting group." More from this Member | Report Response

"The speech by the Dean and the faculty teaching the courses" More from this Member | Report Response

"The process was very well organized. They gave us information packets to take home which was great. I was a little uncertain if the school would be a good fit for me but talking w/my interviewer convinced me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Minnesota nice. And, they let everybody know in early to mid April if they're in or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"How organized the interview process and tour are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The high ranking of the school in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice faculty, student body. Great facilities, great possibilities for different learning experiences. Interview was very comfortable, not nearly as stressful as I thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"very organized interviewing process. the interprofessional connections. the school is located at the heart of the medical hospital center. in demand of pharmacists. " More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY laid back guy and he really seemed to think I was very qualified for this position. He looked through my file and told me that there was no way I wasn't going to get into pharmacy school. He stopped the interview right there and we just casually chatted and he tried to sell me the program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't make me feel intimidated, they were professional, friendly, and helpful. The Dean was also speaking, and she seemed to promote the school (try to sell the school to us, not make us feel like we are begging to get in there). Oh..and they provided us with a list of all faculty with their research interest!--> Hint: find out to make a conversation/ questions to your interviewer. They also allowed us to make changes to campus preference, in which I decided to change mine to TC only." More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is really nice, everything connects by tunnels so u dont have to go outsite in bitter cold...faculty very very nice..same with interviewer...really nice doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The choice of choosing between the two campuses. Food provided wasn't labeled (type of meat, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some whole days on the Duluth campus are spent in the same room. It would be nice if the ITV classes didn't have mandatory attendance, as they are recorded and available online all semester long." More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"People said that the interview process is more like a conversation. But, my interviewer went down a list and asked a bunch of questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the student tour guides ran into a friend while in the middle of the tour and she completely ignored us after that. We ended up leaving her behind because she was too busy talking to her friend. I thought that was really rude because she was suppose to be there to give us a tour! Also, I was the only out of state student interviewing that day and the entire student panel was either from Minnesota or Wisconsin. I was at the Duluth campus but I really wanted to go to the Twin Cities campus. It was really hard to get a sense of what the Twin Cities campus was like." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are not many rotations outside of Minnesota." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Duluth is kind of boring to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer did make a weird comment that could have been taken as racist - it was in kind of a gray area. I didn't know how to react." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone on the student panel was from Wisconsin or Minnesota." More from this Member | Report Response

"The days events ran a little over schedule. These things can be unpredictable but most people had tight travel plans." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't particularly like Duluth. I wish I could have interviewed at the Twin Cities campus which is the one I selected at the end of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly after my interview and campus tour I was just exhausted. I already had jet lag and the stress leading up to the interview was tiring. The experience itself wasn't negative, just felt long due to me being exhausted." More from this Member | Report Response

"None at the moment." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I really enjoyed it and have no negative comments." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was a faculty researcher who did not have much contact with the Pharm.D. students other than to guide them through the Pharm.D. thesis so he could not tell me much about the school and program. The facilities were also not incredibly impressive, but they will suffice :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I could have met more of the faculty and the professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rumor about the weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having seen the Twin Cities Campus I was not very impressed with the Duluth Campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing on interview day itself; however, it would have been nice to try show the facilities on the alternative campus (especially for those not interviewing on their selected campus)." More from this Member | Report Response

"No food provided! A PharmD Professor cum sociologist lectured for half hour for no reason-waste of time!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No negative impressions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing because this has been my best interview experience so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Pharmacy lab in a way..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish he had asked more pharmacy related questions. How will he know whether I'm motivated for the profession if he doesn't ask me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a little late, but this was also kind of nice because it lowered my stress level. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location - its cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Minnesota weather is going to be a little different than Southern California weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was rushed and fairly worthless. I think the guide worked in admissions but she could have been a student. Either way she was terrible and I felt like the tour was about as worthless as it could have been." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing....it moved them to the top 2 or 3 schools on my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students currently enrolled in the PharmD program weren't required to adhere to a dress code. My interviewer was unable to answer several of the questions I posed during the interview; however, he did provide the contact information of another professor who would be able to address the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer seemed rather dry - little emotion, little reaction. I felt like I could not establish common ground." More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving/living in the Twin Cities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The admissions staff did try to stress the connectedness of the Twin Cities and Duluth campus while the student panel essentially said the students of the two campuses feel separate." More from this Member | Report Response

"cold weather... be prepared for extremely cold winds..." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of "free-time" in between activities. Would have liked more time for the student panel." More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't much mention about the other campus so I didn't know much about the other campus. Also, 2/3 of the teacher's lectures are on the main campus and satelite over to the other campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schedule was a little unorganized (although this could have been due to the U of M server going down). I finished my interview and had to wait 45 minutes to start my writing exercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't as impressed with the labs as I had hoped to be. Compared with other top 5 schools, the lab seemed to be somewhat make-shift. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the student panel. The majority of the students were younger and more interested in talking about how much fun they have rather than what they thought of the program. I would have appreciated hearing more from older students who might have offered a different perspective on managing life and adult obligations as a pharmacy student. I was also disappointed in the lack of diversity of the panel. Every student but one was from Minnesota, and all went to small Minnesota state schools. Most of the students listening to the panel discussion were from out of state, and I would have found their comments most unhelpful. That said, I left the panel feeling that as a student you would be able to create your own niche and define your education at the U of M in whatever manner you choose." More from this Member | Report Response

"How confusing the building and location were for me; no bathroom break or chance to sneak away to use one." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"its cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not so sure I'm convinced that the cctv lectures are all that great . . . sounds like a cheap way to share a lecture between the twin cities and duluth campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student panel could have been better organized " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no time scheduled in between for breaks, to going to the bathroom. The student panel was not diverse (life expirence wise) I began to wonder about the diversity at the school. Facilities not very impressive at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is weird how they try hard to sell the school to everybody there, but they're only letting about half of the people in... My interviewer made commments like I was a shoo-in, but I have yet to find out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather. I didn't think it'll be THAT cold but it was! no food? I was starving half way through.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, it was a great interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Minnesota is damn cold!" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Apply early for top 15 schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking meters only let you pay for 4 hours at a time, I got a ticket, but was able to pay it online." More from this Member | Report Response

"more about the person who interviewed me. but it is impossible to know who since they match you randomly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out state students will not be eligible to pay in state tuition after they study at UMN for a year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interprofessional care and MTM are super important. Also, they are rewriting the curriculum for Fall 2012." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I felt pretty well-prepared from the interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that Minnesota does not allow you to gain residency unless you live there for a year without attending school of any kind. I find this a bit unhelpful especially for older applicants who would necessarily move their entire households to Minnesota in order to attend the SOP. Every single other applicant in my interviewing group was very young and planned to go home for summer breaks." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the website had more information b/n the two campuses to help you make the decision easier. I ended up going with Duluth though." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"To know my resume a little better" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amazing research some of the faculty is doing. I have similar interests so it would have been great to bring that up in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the walking I would do as I wore shoes that weren't very comfortable..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was snowing and raining that morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I was pretty well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who my interviewer was, so that I could research his background+research interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview would be more like a conversation about everything in my life rather than specific questions about pharmacy or why I want to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers do not have access to your transcript or letters of recommendation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I said the interview was closed file, but they do know something about you from the information on your supplemental application. Some interviewers choose to look at that, while others wait until the interview actually takes place." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would take a month before decisions are made! " More from this Member | Report Response

"They use a satellite system with the Duluth campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"that its about a $30 cab ride from the airport to the hotel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only 16 people were being interviewed that day. I had expected many more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of their professors are actively involved in research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how huge the U of M campus in the Twin Cities is...2nd largest college campus in the nation! I knew it was big but not this big." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome program....." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How much I would end up liking it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I went in very well informed of the school and process that would happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasnt as cold as I thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave an optional main campus tour (not the pharmacy school) which I took and it was first. It put me at ease by letting me get to know a few other applicants before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was very long and lasted from 12:00 to 4:00 pm and there was no snack given or drinks given to us. They also had 2 essay questions: 1. Do you think that patients should have to sign consent forms understanding the risk before they get to pick up their medications. 2. Describe a time where you've demonstrate the most creativity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really came as a surprise to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"To get a map of campus and building if possible" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, I can't think of anything, but anyone interviewing should probably know that the U of M basically founded and developed pharmaceutical care." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is only about 80 seats left to fill in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient Care -- it was invented there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have attended the mock interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

"New medicaid law" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess everything depends on who interviews you. My professor was extremely casual, so it was all about content and not at all about presentation. He didn't even introduce himself. Be ready to talk about yourself and show excitement about the profession and the school. They want to know that you want to go there, and my interviewer wanted to learn about me with very little effort on his part." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I might have time to consider which campus I would choose by myself, but my interviewer had to know what I would choose before I left the interview itself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I go to this university, nothing new." More from this Member | Report Response

"they only select 100 students to twin cities campus..and 50 to duluth" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, be yourself, the interview is for the faculty to know you better or disprove any red-flags in your application. That being said, you have to still prepare because some professors may be sorting through applications for grants and research so they might go through the standard questions.....or they may just not be that talkative in a conversation at all. So basically talking about yourself is easy....don't worry. But knowing how to effectively answer the behavioral questions is the hard and should be practiced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress about this interview and be yourself! It's a very relaxed interview and the interviewer is very encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent school" More from this Member | Report Response

"suggestions: know MTM, pharmaceutical care, patient centered care. Really know the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really happy with my experience at U of M. It was my very first interview for one of my top choices so I was initially extremely nervous. The school did an amazing job relaxing me and by the time I went into my interview, I was totally calm and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go Gophers!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty relaxed. The interviewer did not have access to grades or scores, but he had everything else. He did mange to worm my GPA out of me. He said that he usually makes a point of reading all of the essays and telling people where they went wrong because he used to be on the adcom (but he said mine looked good). The interview was very conversational with the interviewer doing a fair amount of talking - they do this on purpose. He also made funny comments, like "I have to ask you on of those psychological questions now." If you have gone to a Preview Day, the rest of the activities after the interview will be pretty familiar." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved Minneapolis!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a water bottle! It will give you a mini "break" in between questions and allow you to compose yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for inclement weather in either Duluth or Minneapolis. My airline called to tell me my flight was canceled while I was still interviewing. I ended up having to stay an extra night even though Duluth really didn't get any snow. Minneapolis did, however, and pretty much every flight to/from Duluth comes from or routes out of Minneapolis." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program and great interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed this school's process. They were all very welcoming and extremely nice. It is true that the U of M links both campuses through ITV, but they have good technology so it is a positive. They also said that these classes are recorded and are available for download through itunes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this is my top choice school. Initially it wasn't but after seeing how much the students love their program and all of the organizations and community involvement students are a part of, I know it is the school I most want to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem very nice and seem to work together and support each other very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day moved the U of M easily to the top of my applied schools. Also, the interviews have access to pretty much everything from your application except for your grades and PCAT scores. This is, according to them, to prevent a premature evaluation of the student prior to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the interview is open file they are not allowed to see your grades or PCAT score. The interview was extremely laid back, my interviewer made a great attempt to make it feel like a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You can sense the commitment the UMN College of Pharmacy has to maintaining its role as one of the top PharmD Programs in the nation. UMN should be among the top choices on almost anyone's list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview may feel stressful initially especially if it is your first interview. Just take advantage of all the resources you have. Reach early enough to talk to other interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a great day and I really enjoyed the process. You have ample opportunity to ask anyone possible questions and everyone is really honest and forthcoming with answers. No one tries to sugarcoat anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is the third ranked pharmacy school in the nation and based on what I've seen I have to agree." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the school, and hope I am accepted. The interviews are not really open-file because interviewers have most of your information, but they do not know your grades or PCAT scores, and they have not seen your letters of recommendation." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and it was great! People are the friendliest here (compared to my other schools) and are really willing to help. Walk around the campus/city if you have time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was real chill and casual, more conversational than interview like. The interviewer was looking for my undergrad school and apartment on google earth" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very positive experience. I was VERY nervous because this was my first choice school, it's VERY competitive, and I was pleasantly surprised by what the Duluth campus offers. It was much more personal (one-on-one interview and only 16 interviewees) and welcoming than I had expected from the 4th ranked college of pharmacy in the nation. They actually made me feel like they wanted ME there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer and I had a lot in common. The interview was very conversational in nature and was not stressful. Overall, it was a positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very patient and laidback (t-shirts and jeans, with a big mouth billy bass on the wall behind him) but still conducted the interview in a professional manner. The actual "questions" portion took up maybe the first half of the interview. The latter half was spent discussing the research he's involved in, his personal impression of the school and its students, and other little things. Overall, my advice to others is don't stress over it. You think too much and you might start stuttering or speaking too fast. It was a relaxing and conversational interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was scheduled to go 40 minutes but my interviewer was very interested in me and by the time I was done asking questions the interview went just over an hour! I hope this is good news. Don't hold back any questions, even if you are trying to uncover anything that might be negative about the school. It shows you really care about where you are applying and that you aren't just trying to get accepted anywhere (even if you really are!:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great overall expereince, was a little worried about the hour long one-on-one interview but quickly got over that, I got accepted into the class of 2011 Duluth campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very informative and fun. Overall I cannot judge how I did..time will tell. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It turned me from being neutral to really liking the school. I had planned on not liking it so now I'm questioning what to do with my decision if I am accepted" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very much like a conversation.. more so than an interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very professional ... to the point " More from this Member | Report Response

"Optional broad campus tour at 11-12 Opening comments, address from dean 12-1 Interview 1-2 Pharmacy school tour 2-3 Student Panel 3-4 (the order of the interview, tour, panel is random and different for different applicants) The whole atmosphere was pretty friendly and the interview was conversational but professional and my interviewer seemed to want to get down to business and cover his questions for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was positively impressed with the whole interview process. The staff makes sure that they get to know you and also that you get to know the school. They give you a tour and even let you sit for 30 minutes in one of the classes... Very well organized interview and very relaxed... I was stressing out about the interview, but my interviewer was very laid back, and we had very conversational interview. So don't worry that much about interview, just be yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous and I had my interview as the last thing on my schedule. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was very positive. The student panel did a very good job answering a wide variety of questions. The interviewer was very friendly which made for a relitivley low stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an outstanding interview experience thanks to the organization of the process. The adminstrative staff were a delight to work with, and I felt as if they were genuinely interested in each and every prospective student who was present." More from this Member | Report Response

"After checking in, there is a welcome by a staff member. Then most of the group goes for interviews, while some go for the writing exercise or tour. Interviewer was totally nice, it felt like I was talking with a family friend. After interview there was a 30 minute writing exercise in the comp. lab followed by a tour and student panel. About 3 hours long" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very laid back. He didn't even really have many specific questions for me. It was more like a conversation in which he'd occasionally ask me to be more specific if I was talking about something he was interested in. Some people I talked to said their interviews were a lot more formal, and some even said that every question that was on this site was asked of them. So I would prepare by going over all the questions from other ppl's previous interviews at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really good. The interviewer was really friendly. He was a professor. It was not nerve recking at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall positive. I got in, with a significant scholarship. I'm almost positive that I am going to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very low stress and my interviewer was really interesting and gave me some good advice about what to do if I get in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My inteviewer was about 5 minutes late to his office...we talked back and forth the whole time. He didn't write anything down the whole time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. They just want to get to know you. As long as you are sincere, you'll do fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive and not too stressful, since I had practiced and felt confident in my conviction to attend the U of M!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked in, followed by a short introduction by the Dean of the school. Interview followed, then a writing exercise and a tour of the school. Wrapped up with a student panel discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a fun experience. When we first get to the interview, they had separate folders with Univ. of MN markings and a name tag printed out for us. We sit through the introduction from the dean, do writing exercise or interview depending on your schedule, and then go on a tour with the students. We had current students from MN talk about their experience and school life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started in the morning with a welcome coffee and juice. Then we were gathered in a small auditorium to listen for the Dean's welcome, etc. The group was split into two: writing excercise and tour. But the interviews all started at 11 am. Everyone was assigned a different interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 65
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 4
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 52
Neutral 11
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 62

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 30
Out of state 34

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 22
2-3 hours 11
4-6 hours 15
7+ hours 15

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 23
Automobile 34
Train or subway 0
Other 4

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

Response # Responders
< $100 15
$101-$200 9
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 6
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis

Minneapolis to Duluth international(fyi duluth airport has no bathrooms after security screening)

Landed in Duluth International, but came from Seattle

none

cool

SFO

-

Minneapolis Int.

I used Greyhound

MSP

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 11
Hotel 26
Home 4
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.38 65

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 68

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.28 67

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.40 40

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.65 40

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.77 39

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I don't believe I had any issues, overall they replied promptly to all my questions and responded when they said they would." More from this Member | Report Response

"Show some pictures on the presentation of each campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They are very friendly and helpful, and are quick to respond." More from this Member | Report Response

"A virtual tour or slide show of the alternative campus facilities would be a good addition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Providing snacks would not hurt much:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better directions to faculty offices for interviews, or at least a heads-up that numbering doesn't m" More from this Member | Report Response

"None because everything was very organized and went great." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They do a good job, in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

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