"Tell me about yourself. Why pharmacy? Why U of P?"
"What would you do if one of your peers were cheating? Would it matter if it was your friend or a stranger?"
"tell me a time you had to extricate yourself from a situation?"
"Tell me about your research experience"
"Why Pharmacy? Why UOP? How do you deal with stress? What other extracurricular activities do you like to be involved with?"
"why change field"
"The faculty asked me: Describe a situation when you had to make a decision then you had to defend your self because of that decision. How did you learn English? What motivated you to make a career change?"
"Tell me about yourself..."
"tell me about yourself, your hobbies. "
"Tell me about yourself. (asked by current pharm student)"
"What qualities should a successful pharmacist possess?"
"What have you done to get to where you are now? (question was geared what have you done to prepare for application and career in pharmacy)"
"When was a time when you wanted to say something to someone, but couldn't?"
"Describe a leadership position you held and how you went about it?"
"What is the most creative/significant written assignment you have done?"
"" You mention that you had some leadership experience, If you could go back in time to change anything, what would you change, and why ? " "
"how did you get here?"
"How do you de-stress?"
"Tell me about yourself & your background, why you are pursuing pharmacy, and why you chose UOP. (this was the opening question! I guess they wanted to get them all out of the way first!)"
"How do you study? What are your hobbies?"
"Tell me more about the pharmacy experiences you listed."
"tell me about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Tell me about yourself. (the student interviewers are often pretty new to interviewing, so they will start off with this after introducing themselves)"
"why pharmacy? how did you come about this decision?"
"Tell me about yourself. "
"Why pharmacy... what is your exp... why UOP..."
"What was a difficult situation that you faced where there wasn't a unanimous decision and how did you deal with it? (same question from both the student and faculty interviewer--UOP makes them ask a specific question)"
"Why do want to be a pharmacist?"
"Please explain what your college major was and why you chose it."
"why did you choose pharmacy? and how did you come about this decision?"
"Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it. "
"what field do you want to go into?"
"What was an obstacle in your life that you had to overcome? And how did you overcome it?"
"Were you ever on a good team, bad team?"
"Aside from the accelerated program, why do you want to come to the UoP?"
"Why pharmacy, not business?"
"Describe your leadership skills."
"Why UOP if you have 5 other schools to choose from? Why pharmacy? Tell me about yourself."
"Why UOP pHARMd/mba? "
"what other schools did you apply to?"
"why should we pick you"
"if you were sent to a location for rotations that you did not like, what would you do"
"why pharamacy? "
"Tell me about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?"
"Why Pharmacy and not medicine?"
"What is your favorite show right now? Tell me about the show and why I should watch it."
"What was the last book you read and why did you like it?"
"describe a time where you took too much initiative?? weird."
"What was the most impactful moment from your volunteer work?"
"Mention a time when you were unmotivated to do something."
"None really, it was all about experience, nothing that surprised me too much"
"why change field"
"Tell me something you read outside of the classroom and what did you learn?"
"What do you like about biology?"
"Can you handle stress?"
"Tell me about an academic challenge you faced?"
"Tell me about a time when you made an unpopular decision and how you dealt with it?"
"Tell me about a situation in which a person of authority was making a mistake, and how did you handle it."
"They will ask you standard easy questions. Nothing hard. Basically:
- Tell about yourself, why pharmacy?
- Favorite subject? Least fave?
- Describe yourself.
- Know your resume that you posted, might ask questions from that.
- What do you do for fun?"
"If you were given 24 hours that you can do anything, what would you do?"
"Describe a time where you had to document a situation. How did your observations help you in future situations? (something along those lines)"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Tell me about a time you had to adapt to someone whose working style is different from yours. (asked by professor, almost verbatim)"
"Have you ever been derailed from pursuing pharmacy? If so, what did you do to get back on track?"
"Tell me about a time when you felt like your career was off track and what did you do about it?"
"Give an example of a time when you wish you had said something but didn't."
"What are your goals for the future?"
"What are three characteristics of a good pharmacist?"
"-written assignment question"
"what would you do if you don't get in to pharmacy school ?"
"Envision 10 years from now, how will the pharmacist's role change in patient care?"
"all standard questions...
where do you see yourself in 5 years?..did you fly here?...why pharmacy?"
"What's your favorite science and non-science subject?"
"None, all pretty standard"
"Do you think pharmacists get the respect they deserve from physicians? Other questions included: Tell me about yourself; Why pharmacy? Why UOP?"
"Has there ever been a time where you could not communicate with someone and how did you resolve the situation?"
"describe a difficult situation you were in, how did you verbally get your point across?"
"Tell me about a time you had difficulty communicating an idea with someone, and how you resolved this issue."
"Do you like teaching?"
"how does your mind work? how do you make a decision"
"what are the three best qualities that you want in a professor. "
"They didnt really ask me many questions. The interviews are timed at 20 minutes each. One is with a student and one is with a faculty member. "
"What are 3 qualities you feel are necessary for a pharmacist?"
"If not for pharmacy, what other careers would you look in to?"
"how do you deal with stress?"
"When have you had to solve a problem, how did you solve it?"
"Do you know anyone who goes to UOP? what is their impression of the school?"
"If I rode a bike in Davis since my undergraduate was there."
"What are some of the creative things you have done and how did you do it? How does your mind work and think?"
"What was it like working at Chinese buffet restaurant?"
"If you were involved in a extracurricular activity but you're grades were slipping, would you quit that activity? "
"None -- typical questions."
"tell me about a time in which you had to help someone. talk about the situation and what you did and what was the outcome"
"The interview was more like a conversation with the professor. we talked about shakepeare, sports, and a little bit of research, since i had an ochem research background. no pharmacy situation QS."
"Give me an example when you were in a "sticky" situation, and tell me how you got out of it."
"What was a situation where you went above and beyond the call of duty?"
"Have you ever been on a good team or bad team?"
"What to you expect to learn in a Pharmacy School?"
"What makes you unique from the rest of the candidates?"
"You have more experience in business than pharmacy, why did you choose pharmacy over business?"
"It is the end of finals week and you just finished your last final. What do you do next?"
"Nothing really spectacular or different."
"Describe a time where you had to work with a team?"
"You have a nice bowtie. Where did you get it at?"
"None really pretty basic questions, see below."
"Why are you getting an PharmD/MBA and not a PharmD/Phd instead considering all of your research experiences?"
"what did you research in undergraduate research?"
"whats your favorite class?"
"if your friends gf dies before the day of a big exam, what would u do? --what kind a question is that"
"No questions were really that interesting, but essay was"
"What would you do with a million dollars?"
"none really, all were very general questions!"
"Why did you change your pathway from a pre-med to pre-pharm?"
"You've ran 3 marathons! Compare the training levels for a marathon and the education training needed to become a "good" pharmacist."