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  • University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Salt Lake City
Individual Feedback 1 14 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 9
Negatively 5
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.64 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 13

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.07 14

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 7
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 14
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 10
In a group 4

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 12

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.79 14

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

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

"Why do you want to study at the University of Utah?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"It doesn't matter what I put here, it won't help. Just expect some hypothetical, ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most difficult experience in pharmacy that you have experienced and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if a customer is upset with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one personal quality that you would bring to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you prescribed the wrong medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you knew you had given the wrong medication to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do if you give someone the wrong prescription?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you saw a coworker stealing money from the register? (something like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Give an examples of how you have multitasked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with avian flu?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you handle disagreement within a group" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question concerning diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why it is important to understand the diverse background of each individual patient and how would you help add to this diversity (Something along those lines)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the current economic downturn what aspect of health care should be preserved and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What health organization would I give one million dollars to in an attempt to improve health of Utahn's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 1 million dollars to put into Utah healthcare, how would you use it to benefit the most people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Requested not to post questions, but all questions asked where covered by posts on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"THEY SEEM TO REALLY LIKE THE BIFD FLU QUESTION. I SPOKE WITH STUDENTS WHO INTERVIEWED HERE LAST YEAR & ALL OF THEM GOT THAT QUESTION. THEY SHOULD FIND ANOTHER QUESTION, IN MY OPINION, BUT IF ALL ELSE FAILS....KNOW THE AVIAN BIRD FLU BY HEART." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with avian flu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of what was expected" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. The questions were typical" More from this Member | Report Response

"They weren't too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Without supporting a side, explain the current problem between a doctors order and pharmacists refusing to fill the order?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you, the pharmacist, do to help the bird flu epidemic?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, top 100 interview questions, and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, google pharmacy school interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, speaking with local pharmacist, practice interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, thought about possible ethics questions, and read nearly every page on the College of Pharmacy website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews Read interview books SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, read my letter of intent several times." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is impossible to prepare for what they are going to ask you. They're questions are all "off the wall" type." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview with current professors" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at this website, read over my personal statement, researched some current health issues, and wrote up some answers to likely questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly review questions on this site and thought out my own answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"MOCK INTERVIEWS, SPEAKING TO ADMITTED PHARMACY STUDENTS, THIS SITE." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, this website, review questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock, friends, family, this site." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How beautiful and large the campus is. How every student loved their choice to attend the school. They offer free printing, a personal "club room" for each health profession, and they have a gym membership that's already included as apart of your tuition. They're also really big on the research department and they offer a simulation center to practice your patient consultation skills with paid actors!" More from this Member | Report Response

"In contrast to the previous feedback below for this school which kinda influenced my view about the school prior to the interview, I actually found my interview experience very positive. The faculty was very friendly and helpful. The pharmacist who interviewed me was super nice. The program they offer is awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were provided with a goodie bag that was very nice throughout the duration of the whole process. The students were very nice and made you feel comfortable. The interview was really about getting to know you and not about the interviewers looking for a specific answer. The student interviewer also has a say in whether you are accepted or not. They also had an entire presentation on the financial aid part of pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were impressive, students were very friendly and open, and the admissions staff was friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the interviewers were very friendly which helped reduce my stress level. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is quite nice, everyone was very friendly and did their best to relieve tension." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING! - The current students I talked to seemed cold and competetive. From my experience, it also seemed that the faculty is more involved in their own research and publishing than teaching. I thought the UofU was prestigous compared to other nearby schools; but I don't think so anymore." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were cookies and drinks in the room where everyone met up before being taken to the interview rooms. Everyone was really happy and calming (interviewees, staff, students, and interviewers)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were olny five questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They don't have physical hard copies of textbooks in their "library." When asked for something negative about the school, all the students had to say was the scarcity of parking spaces due to the campus being surrounded by multiple hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding is very nice but a bit dull" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking near the College of Pharmacy is quite limited. Seriously that is my only complaint." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was slighly disorganized. Half of the interviewees were interviewed first and then received a tour and vice versa. This did confuse me a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions responsiveness." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't comment on anything you say or ask any follow up questions. They basically just grill you and stare you down. Until you finish your question and then ask you another totally unrelated question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was 15 minutes long, no tour, no program overview/orientation, and no real interaction with any student or faculty member. My final question was, "Is there anything you would like us to know about yourself?" and I felt like they didn't listen to anything I said or even cared. I don't know how they can possibly learn more about a student from the 5 questions asked in this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"THEY SEEM TO HAVE A BIT OF A CONDESCENDING ATTITUDE. THIS UNIVERSITY'S STAFF LACKS THE HEART THAT MANY OTHER UNIVERSITIES I'VE APPLIED & INTERVIEWED AT HAVE. I HIGHLY DOUBT THEY CARE IF YOU'RE SUCCESSFUL...IF THEY DO, THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO CONVEY IT. BASICALLY...IF YOU WANT A GOOD EDUCATION, THIS MAY BE AN OPTION. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A CARING STAFF THAT WANTS TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM THEN SCRATCH THIS UNIVERSITY OFF YOUR LIST. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't offer a tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview consists of only 5 questions! That's IT...that's your ONLY chance to impress them. I'm not sure how they can get to know their candidates well enough in only 5 questions...especially since they told me that my application was not being taken into consideration from that point on. They told me my "slate had been wiped clean" and that this interview could make or break me...talk about nerve-racking!! " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"you can take the UTA trax all the way from the airport to the school and the other way around" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the student interviewer plays a larger portion in your acceptance than I originally thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers do not expect you to know much technical knowledge about pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers were happy and wanted me to succeed. This would have alleviated the pre-interview jitters." More from this Member | Report Response

"a high GPA and PCAT score in the 90's is important for this school because it shows that the student can learn without any faculty assistance. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school has each applicant sign a confidentiality form so I can't give out any specific questions they asked. But as long as you're friendly, sociable, and are passionate about your choice, you should be good to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"They weren't my top choice in the first place but I ended up choosing them over my top school for many good reasons (small class size, internship&clerkship opportunities, inexpensive housing, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and an enjoyable experience overall. I was really anxious and nervous about it due to some of the negative things I had read and heard from past students. Those negative experiences seem to have been completely remedied." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way I approached the interview was to explain to the interviewers why I want to be a pharmacist and how I know I will be a good pharmacist. That mindset helped me greatly, both to calm my nerves and how to approach the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were blinded to our application, all the interviewers (one pharmacist, one faculty member, and one student) had was a paper with my name on the top with a series of questions underneath. They didn't know my GPA, PCAT, and hadn't read my letter of intent. There were 5 questions total, and they took turns asking the questions while taking notes as I answered. I felt very confident which I think helped my performance. The structure of the interview is, however, quite nerve racking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my second interview with them so I knew what to expect, a lot of hypothetical questions. They don't take any time to review your application beforehand and I got the impression they just wanted to push me out the door. I especially thought that when they gave me an opportunity to ask questions and after each one they would ask: is that all? Is that all? I felt like I did the best I could, but I think it's pretty much all decided before you even get there. Sorry to be politically incorrect but if your a women, a minority, or a non-mormon you have excellent chance of getting into this school. They want a high GPA and a PCAT in the 90s. They seem to also prefer people with no pharmacy experience so they can mold you into the research-first pharmacist robots they all are. I don't fit any of this mold-I have 4 years of pharmacy experience, I'm mormon, I'm male, I'm white, so thus I'm screwed. Good luck to you, though. I really did want to go to this school, mostly because it's cheap to utah residents, but it's obviously not in my hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is an excellent school. They asked us not to discuss any of the questions asked during the interview, so please respect their request!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't care about their applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very formal, interviewers were kind and polite, but there was very, very little feedback. There were only 6 questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 6
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.92 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 11
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 8
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 2
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 11
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 7
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 1
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Delta

Salt Lake Int'l Airport

SLC

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 1
Home 0
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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