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University of Washington School of Pharmacy
University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Year founded: 1894
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University of Washington School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School
Seattle
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 47 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $29,577
  • Non - Resident Tuition $50,274
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG PCAT 87.0
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • UW School of Pharmacy Student Services
  • 1959 NE Pacific St, Hlth Sci, H362
  • Box 357631
  • Seattle 98195-7631
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

For up-to-date and accurate program information, please visit www.sop.washington.edu/pharmd or contact the UW School of Pharmacy directly at [email protected]

Vision
We will be the global leader in pharmacy education, research and service, committed to providing a transformative learning experience in a collaborative and diverse environment focused on improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Mission Statement
Inspiring Education: Develop exceptional, innovative and diverse pharmacy leaders and scientists.

Discovering Solutions: Advance the science, development, implementation, and outcomes of safe and appropriate treatments.

Serving People and Communities:
Promote the health and well-being of the public, locally and globally.

Core Values
Our mission, vision and strategic plan must reflect the values that define the unique identity and character of our School.

Respect, integrity, diversity and community are at the heart of our enterprise.

We believe in:
A Passion for Discovery and Learning
Excellence in Every Endeavor
Integration and Synergy of Research and Education
The Quality and Breadth of Our Academic Programs
An Essential Partnership of Students, Faculty and Staff
Cultivating Strong, External Collaborations
Embracing Diverse Perspectives, Beliefs and Cultures
Celebrating Scholarship, Achievements and Successes
Serving for the Greater Good of Society

Curriculum

The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum provides students with the scientific background and clinical skills to offer patient-centered, team-based care in an evolving health care system. Electives allow students to explore career options and interests. Independent study offers opportunities to learn from faculty at the forefront of research and practice.

Students can follow a specialized track of study (in topics such as chemical dependency) or receive certification in biomedical regulatory affairs, clinical research methods or geriatric pharmacy. Faculty from the Departments of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutics as well as from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program teach PharmD courses.

Students can also take electives from other health sciences disciplines.
PharmD students can apply to receive a concurrent PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry or Pharmaceutics or a joint MS degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy. They can also pursue certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) while earning a concurrent Master of Clinical Health Services degree from the School of Medicine.
We offer a diverse range of introductory through advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Our School has more than 500 preceptors at sites throughout the region, nation and world.

Facilities

Washington State has long been one of the most progressive places to practice pharmacy, thanks in part to the efforts of UW faculty, students and alumni. There are collaborative drug therapy agreements in this state that allow pharmacists and pharmacy interns to provide immunizations, tobacco cessation counseling, blood pressure screenings, and clinics for management of pain, diabetes, anticoagulation and other therapies. Pharmacist involvement in such services improves patient health outcomes.

PharmD lab sections are taught in the state-of-the-art Bracken Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center. The center, which was renovated in 2012, provides an optimal environment for students and practitioners to learn the technical and clinical skills needed for patient-focused care.

The center consists of six integrated learning areas: sterile products and biotechnology preparation room, automated dispensing equipment area, technology-supported learning center, patient education/nonprescription products, patient assessment room, and conference room.

The laboratory components of drug information, compounding, dispensing, communications and therapeutics coursework are all offered in the Center, and are supported by state-of-the-art computer, video and telecommunications equipment.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 42
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.02 47

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 38

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They should mention that the school tours do not necessarily have to begin at their designated time of noon. After my interview, the pharmacy students there took the interviewees on a tour well before some of their interviews and before noon. I guess to be clear with that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us know about our interviews a few weeks in advance! I got my invitation pretty much seven days before I had my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I found it difficult because I had to wait for 3 hours from my orientation until my interview which got kind of annoying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give interviews on weekends or school holidays!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There should have been some kind of tour and financial aid sessions. It seemed like they werent trying to impress or recruit us. They should put some effort into selling us on their school like we are trying to sell ourselves to them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was sadly not a lot of information on the school itself; you have to know what to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Most of the questions are very general. Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Why pharmacy? Why Washington and not schools in your home town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UW/Seattle? Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want us to remember you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book that I read." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if a doctor prescribed a really strong dosage to a patient? What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about challenges you have overcome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were based on my application. Mostly what would you do or ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had problems working with a group or manager? Talk about one of those times." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best advice anyone's ever given to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned in my supp app that it takes "strong conviction" to be a pharmacist and have patient-centered care and Micki gave me this situation: A mother comes in with her child on a friday night when the pharmacy is closing. She hands you a prescription for a medication with a toxic dosage. The child was diagnosed with having severe seizures and needs this medication. You call the doctor and he firmly stands by his script. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something in the news lately that is related to Pharmacy? Where there any difficult situations you where put into that you as the leader were able to resolve? How did you resolve them? We have interviewed over 100 students, what do you want us to remember about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of recycling programs are involved with pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy? why not nursing? why not research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel attracted you to UW/Seattle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a lady walked in and had her presciption filled and it rang up to $105.00 and she told you that she did not have any Money? This was on a Friday night, she needed the medication for the weekend, and all free resources were closed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient arrives 10minutes before closing and the computers are shut-off? And what if the medication is out-of-stock?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient came to pick their medication 10minutes before closing time and the computers are already shut off? What if you are out-of-stock of the medication that the patient want?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First question was what do I do under pressure/stress-how do I handle it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book that you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to increase revenue for your pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk about a current health issue that you've read or watched on TV? What are things to consider when receiving an order over the telephone and before you dispense the medication to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about some currrent healthcare issues." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of the positive and negative experiences that you had as an undergrad that shaped who you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the career change -- Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to improve one thing about myself what would it be? What kinds of questions should we be asking you? Are the questions that we are asking what you expected? You didn't do so well in this class, explain why and do you feel like you will be able to do better now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pros and cons of pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Estimate what 'exactly' you will be working as in the field of pharmacy in 10 years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I gave out the wrong prescription?" More from this Member | Report Response

""It says you have been out of school since last June. What have you been doing since then?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in pharmacy. They asked a lot about my personal experiences, but I recommend getting experience in a pharmacy because they asked a lot about that (ie. what do I think are downfalls of pharmacy, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your biggest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about what you wrote in your statements" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why not nursing? What not medicine? How do you know for sure that pharmacy is what you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We talked about Big Bang Theory, Local Pharmacists asked me, Which character do you think you are most like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about one of the electives I took. Probably to destress me haha." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions that arise from my essays that i was surprised they asked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you were put in a position where you were not the leader? (I had talked about my leadership style)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would have been different had I grown up in Korea (I am Korean)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational question about pharmacists refusing to dispense Plan B." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me how to hold a ping pong racket? (I was captain of our team)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed you failed Organic Chemistry & Physics (both of which i retook and passed with an A&B respectively), can you explain what happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats one thing you have done that has changed the outcome of something? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what's one thing you've learned in life that you think is important? not to do with pharmacy or school or anything in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"--There were many personal questions that directly related to my application. The interviewers were 3 faculty/staff members who had read through my file prior to the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something someone has told you that has stuck with you to this day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you use a clam tube or a clam shovel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a person came into your pharmacy with a certain disease and did not want to take an active role in taking care of their condition, such as not taking their medications, what would you say/do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pharmacy manager, what would you do to increase sales?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I thought I did on my pcat's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions that pertained to my personal file (they look into detail at the essays you've written)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I go about helping a patient who couldn't speak English as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a customer who was blatantly obese came to you and you know that it would be detrimental to their health if they don't lose weight, but they refuse to admit that their weight is a problem, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I'd ever been to Pompeii." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I think are challenges that pharmacist face today? How can pharmacist start doing a better job at educating patients? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think a leader is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than academics (i have low gpa), what would you like to most improve as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your definition of "failure" as I have mentioned it in my personal essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would contribute to their student body." More from this Member | Report Response

""If there was a distinction between in-vivo and in-vitro tests, what could be the cause of this discrepency?"- The interviewer was making a reference to my background (both research and education)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it has been over a month, I can only recall one. What is the thing that you want us to remember about you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to practice martial arts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if the pharmacist manager wanted you to stop spending time counseling patients and wanted you to focus more on dispensing medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best criticism anyone has ever given you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a drug that you have learned about (I had mentioned that I had learned about a ton of new drugs during my experience in the pharmacy)." More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the Kendo?" I mentioned Kendo activity in my PharmCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost all of the questions they asked me were from my supplemental application and on-site essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Alot of questions about myself that they got while reading through the personal statements, supp app, and on-site essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take 3 historical figures out to dinner, who would you pick and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you work with computers a lot, how do you think computers would affect health care in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

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