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  • University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Missoula
Individual Feedback 1 7 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 7
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 7

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 6
At a regional location 0
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 7
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 7

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

"If you were working a slow shift at a pharmacy and realized that you had a big paper due the next morning that you completely forgot about, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: You are a pharmacists. Congratulations. What would happen if a prescription came in and your technicians could not read it? How would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your current opinion of the Obama Healthcare plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you have a patient that has been coming to your pharmacy for many years and suddenly the insurance doesn’t want to pay for the medication and you end up losing money, what do you do? Do you take the loss or refuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical situation you might face as a pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you play in a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem facing your generation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a situation where you had to be able to multi-task." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem today facing your generation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever witnessed cheating in your classes? What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could be one animal what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we focused on one single area of your application what would it be? ..ie, grades, PCAT, skills, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of pharmacy would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical situation you have faced while working in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you caught another student looking at your paper during an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you feel that we should ask you? (If you get this one I think a good comeback would be to tell them why you want to go to their school of pharmacy. This question caught me off guard, but that is what I would have done in retrospect because they never specifically asked me why I wanted to attend their school.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a question you thought we would ask, and then answer it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What superhero would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge in your generation?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a mock interview and looked at potential questions on the internet the week before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clean attire, dress to account for the webcam. Make sure to keep eye contact, clean surrounding area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having a friend ask me aloud questions found here on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and other pharmacy interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"A videotaped mock interview, practicing questions in front of mirror and with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interviews, talking to pharmacists" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The pharmacy students help out with the interview a lot. They have many forums for the candidates and help us get to where we need to be at the right time. Everyone was excited to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Openness and friendliness of the panel. 4th year student was also present and I was able to speak to the student personally after the professor left the room." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was very friendly and I felt welcomed rather than intimidated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Communication was easy at MT because their pharm secretary, Erika, does a very good job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very nice and made me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The responsiveness of the faculty to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility, all the people were very helpful, and it was very well ran and organized" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Getting to UM SKaggs school of Pharm was a joke because there's many one way streets and the signs are not very clear (including their custom made map). The campus is like in a corner of Missoula and you feel like your crammed between mountains." More from this Member | Report Response

"The room we interviewed in was a professors office, so it was a little squished." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Breathe and enjoy yourself. They are interviewing you for their school and you are interviewing them to see if their school is right for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"For out of staters the cheapest roundtrip flight to the nearest airport in Missoula was approx. $650! I ended up driving instead, but the out of stater must also consider the odds of being accepted. The interview doesn't mean your going to get accepted and certain schools are more expensive than others to interview at." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very short, and I didn't know if it was open or closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Options to have remote interviews. Dress to impress as colors tend to fade via webcam." More from this Member | Report Response

"Montana pharmacy faculty were very courteous, respectful, and helpful. I got the impression that UM pharm takes care of their students and the students have a tremendous amount of support to rely on through pharm school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Skaggs made a very good impression on me, unlike other interviews where it felt like I had to impress them, at Montana it seemed like they were trying just as hard to impress me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful people and the place is all very new and nice. There was no stress really involved and it was very well organized so we only had to be there a half a day!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 5
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 5
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.43 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 5
Train or subway 0
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

Super 8

Would you recommend the hotel?

Quality Inn

Super 8

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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