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  • Washington State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Spokane
Individual Feedback 2 23 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 21
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.68 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 21

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.70 20

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 20
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 17
In a group 5

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 18

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.86 22

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

"What have you done thus far to show your commitment/qualifications to pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain a difficult situation that you experienced in which you overcame adversity How did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think pharmacists get paid too much? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just General Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your patient interaction while working in a pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked why I had chosen my major. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Gist of the essay: As much as we strive for perfection, it is impossible to be an expert at everything. Describe an aspect of your life that you are still trying to master." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't remember, ethical one." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you were an independent pharmacy owner and you had the option of: A: upgrading insurance billing software B: upgrading drug interaction software C: upgrading business management software Which one would you upgrade and why? (this was the ethical question, how easy of course patient care is #1) I heard that they asked a ethical quesiton about the terry schivaio case. There is also the posbility of the the flu shot question "If you have one flu shot and either and 87 year old man gets it or a 2 year old boy gets it, Who do you give it to and why?" I'm glad that I didn't get that one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience working in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"You are now a pharmacy student , and you have a BIG exam tomorrow. You get a phone call from your very close family member that s/he is at the hospital and is in critical condition that s/he needs you tonight, and it is at a far distance. What would you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time when you witnessed someone being respectful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some important values that you have? Give an example of how you personify one of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does professionalism mean to you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an ethical issue concerning pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most significant sacrifice that I would make if I were to attend WSU. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where in the list of schools you applied to does WSU stand?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't remember, something basic and open about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you, anything. (This was hard because there is so much you can tell them, so pick what is most important)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was something about if you were a pharmacist what is most important: A. Insurance issues. B.Patient care. C.How to run a business. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you past leadership experiences and what have they been like? Are you a leader or a follower and why? Tell us about your volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"While operating a pharmacy, choose the best answer A, B, or C?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why WSU specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work better in a group or by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the most influential person in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an ethical issue in pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into any schools you applied to this year, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. This question basically guided the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Sorry I couldn't help more in this portion..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose WSU's program? Tell us something that interests you about our school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a situation or possible reocurring problem that you dealt with that you put at stop to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the pharmacy field headed in the future? What other areas can a pharmacist make an inpact on that are indirectly related to the actual profession of pharmacist? What type of experience do you have in the pharmacy field and tell us about what you did in the pharmacy? Of course they asked this question "Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" The essay question that I got was "what experience in your life had the greatest impact on you eading you to choose the pharmacy field for a profession?" They gave my 20 minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"(Yes/No)Have you ever been in a situation in which you have held a leadership position. No explaination was necessary. After I gave him my answer, he just circled yes or no on the form. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"They were all pretty general/ basics that are mentioned all over SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of role do you think social media (facebook, twitter) should have in education? Does it have a positive or negative effect?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what hobbies do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things that scare you in a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the negative aspects facing pharmacy or something similar." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a question about physician-assisted suicide (legal in Oregon). I believe the wording was something like "If you were given a prescription to fill a lethal dose of morphine to a patient, what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly asked to talk openly about my interest in pharmacy. Not to many questions to lead me one way or the other." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me 2 ethical questions about active euthanasia and emergency contraception." More from this Member | Report Response

"You had to chose A,B or C. It was an easy question but out of place to the whole interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well the last questions in the inteview, they said this is the toughest questions were going to ask, and that was "do you have any question for us?" I said of course and they were really suprised as if nobody had any before me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The second question. It was simple. It went like this, choose the best answer A,B, or C. What kind of question is that. NO real thought process, or investigation of the candidate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't Remember, it was an ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever witness someone being generous to another person? -- It was hard to come up with a scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a situation where you witnessed someone being deeply respectful." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important heath care issue today? Do you have any suggestions for improving it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was another applicant like yourself, why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you contribute to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Refer to most interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about an ethical situation. Can't remember what it was, but the question itself seemed odd, not the concept. I asked for a different, similar, question and they gave it, we moved on smoothly, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"About the future of pharmacy and the difficulty you see for yourself in a pharmacy workplace." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a situation or possible reocurring problem that you dealt with that you put at stop to. The essay was also a problem. They put me in a room and gave me "as much time as you feel you need". Too vague, I used about 20 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a situation or possible reocurring problem that you dealt with that you put at stop to. I think they were testing my initiative to intervene in do something about a problem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The question were all survey type questions. I wasnt even give a chance to explain any of my answers. A,B,C, Yes/No thats all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, if you're well prepared for your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I overprepared by scouring the web for pharmacy school interview questions. Here they just want to get to know you personally. Have a good story about why you love pharmacy, be open and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced typical interview questions to get my brain ready" More from this Member | Report Response

"Developed answers for SDN questions & rehearsed key points I wanted to discuss if any of the questions were repeated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compiled possible questions and answered them and also went through the interview feedback response of Student Doctor Network" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"reading WSU website, SDN, looking at a list of interview questions my friends and their friends have compiled over the years, have someone ask me potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading articles, asking the pharmacists that I worked for a few questions, mock interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, 3 previous interviews, read the school's website, looked over my professional goals statement, drilled/tried to familiarize myself with faculty members' research interests, subscribed to Drug Topics, listened to podcasts on medicine/pharmacy updates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking to previous students, reading online mostly. And mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"read read read on the internet. I read sample questions from all sorts of websites, mainly med and pharmacy school. also dressed pretty sharp" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, Mock interview, talking to students going through interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, previous 4 interviews, mock interviews, read over my essays." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! The staff, faculty, and students were all so welcoming and genuine. They didn't try to fake it like most other schools and I could see that the students here are very bright and well-motivated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus and faculty were incredibly friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"They decided the day of my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, and their mandatory 3 weeks summer rotations after first year and second year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice, new, large campus that's still expanding. Lots of different healthcare students on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly, they actually show they care about you as a person" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and the students all seemed very excited and happy to be at WSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got scored and feedback right away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty members were very nice and welcoming! " More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff working in the admission office is super friendly! The Associate dean is also very nice! I got to my interview like 30 minutes early and they took the time to get to know me and told me not to worry about the interview. I felt very welcomed. This really helped lower my stress level. The lunch they provided after the interview was really nice because it gives you a chance to sit down with students and faculty members and ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The receptionists were really nice. They gave me water, which was truly needed. It was a calming thing to have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building I interviewed in housed nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy, which really facilitates a communication/camaraderie between all of these health-care disciplines." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty seem really enthusiastic and qualified. Seems like a great group of people to learn from (they seemed like both experts in their fields AND people capable of teaching...not always the case). Students seem ambitious and bright." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty laid back. It was simple and stress-free, i think mainly due to the nice interviewers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is nice, Small town atmosphere " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty is sooo nice and laid-back. They seemed very well-rounded. They offered me a bottle of water to calm my nerves. Also, I got there early so I wrote my essay before the interview which I thought was cool because it's better to just get it over with rather than writing the essay after the interview. It doesn't matter to me when you write it because either way, you can't avoid it. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Perhaps that there were snow in October, but they assured us that it's very rare that it happen this early on in the fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"No negatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small city.. and cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no campus tour. (in Spokane)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of school. Middle of nowhere in a cold, foggy place :|" More from this Member | Report Response

"no tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was an out-of-state interviewer, so I was interviewed in Spokane instead of Pullman. From what I understand, Pullman is somewhat desolate compared to Spokane. Also, I was not offered a tour of the Spokane facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just don't like the cost cause I'm out of state." More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of school or other info. It was pretty much just an interview and essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy Building is small and kind of old, I also heard that you take most of you classes in 1 or 2 classrooms and end up sitting there for 3 or 4 hours " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more of a survey. A,B or C; Yes/No type of questions. The interviewer did not give me a chance to express me own self. It was a waste of time and money. Why couldnt they send me the survey questions through the mail. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of Pullman. I'm not from WA. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really, the interview day was concise and thorough." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was more personable and low stress than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have brought my coat inside." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview wasn't going to last that long. I had to get back to LA for school ASAP since it was the last week of classes. I had booked my flight according to what the adcoms had said - that the interview would last until ~2PM, but it actually ended around 11AM instead" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax. They just want to get to know you and see if you are a well rounded, intelligent person. Just be yourself and act like a professional and you will make a good impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's freezing in washington" More from this Member | Report Response

"That you didn't need to bring anything with you. I thought I needed to bring like a pen to write the essay but they provided you with everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The essay question was harder than I thought. My friend, had something like, "who is your hero" or "what is the one skill that you will like to hone and develop further"? Mine was, "Comparing the rural and urban population, how do you think their perception of the role of a pharmacist differ"? Basically compare and contrast the two. I had 15 minutes which was just enough time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You are only given 15 minutes for your essay!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did my homework, you'll be fine if you do yours." More from this Member | Report Response

"not all that much, it was pretty straighforward and easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sample essay. What question they were going to ask me ahead of time. The question was. Who is a life long insparation? I had to write a 1 page essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just chill out!!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I fell in love with this school as soon as I left my interview. It was my first interview out of many interviews and I gotta say nothing compared to my first impression at this school. I just wish that it was in my home state. I'm a Californian so I am having a really tough time deciding between this school and the school in my home state mainly because I don't want to move away from family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Look for Pharmacy interview questions, but really think about why your are passionate about pharmacy and why you are passionate about this specific school. You will be on campus for a couple of hours, but the interview itself is short. There is an exit interview with alumni... treat this like part of the interview: be excited and friendly. You may see that person again and they may have input on you getting accepted later if you don't get same-day acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, no pressure interview, everybody should apply here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Remember that there aren't right or no answers for scenario questions, as long as you don't sound like a cold-hearted irrational person! Just express your opinion and show your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, nice feel of the school - everyone seems close-knit and friendly :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"WSU was a great campus and they have an excellent pharmacy program. If I had not been accepted at my number one choice, I would have definitely attended WSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"After being at the school and talking to the student ambassadors, I felt good about the school because there were so many support and encouragements from everyone - everyone cares and looks out for each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I did terrible in the interview because I was way too Nervous! But, I guess I didn't do that bad because I got accepted! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely Nice People" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great and not that scary at all. It was my first interview ever so I was very nervous at first because I didn't know what to expect. It was also kind of scary at first because as you were asking a question, you can see from the corner of your eye that the interviewer was jolted down notes and you were wondering what they were saying. My two interviewers were really friendly. They smiled and laughed a lot. Being that the interview was closed filed was nice because you don't have to remember what you said in your application or essays. And also they can't be bias since they know nothing about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pleasant. It was a closed file interview, so they knew nothing about me. I basically I had to sell myself in the time given. It was supposed to be 30 minutes but I took 45 minutes. I think it lasted that long because of the questions that I asked at the end. They didn't stop me at all. Supposedly one interviewer plays the good cop and other one plays the bad cop." More from this Member | Report Response

"Flew to Spokane, spent the weekend with relatives in Idaho, returned to Spokane for the interview, got there early, so I was asked to complete my essay before my interview which sort of caught me off-guard. I was given a bottle of water (nice gesture) :) Then I was interviewed by 2 faculty members from a list of scripted questions. I was scored as I spoke which was sort of strange. Afterwards, they asked me if I had any questions for them and then told me that it wouldn't be considered in my scoring, which also seemed kind of strange. I received my acceptance on 4/12 and the letter was dated 4/9." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty that interviewed me was rad! He got hung up on me booking concerts in my basement during highschool and we spent an extra ten minutes talking about booking shows! Ha. He was also very helpful in giving me advice regarding residencies etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"They made me feel very comfortable and they were very friendly and laid-back. The interview felt like an ordinary conversation you would have with anyone you don't know." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there and just waited around for a few minutes until my interview. I went into the interview with two of the professors and we talked for a very long time, about 15-20 minutes over the planned time. Afterward i was taken to a back room to write an essay. That was it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience as a whole was good. I expected almost all the questions that they asked me, nothing out of the ordinary. I was really nervous at the beginning but then it was ok after the first question. After practing from questions on SND I knew what I wanted to say and worked it in during the questions. I just answered the question then weaved in what else I wanted them to know about me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasnt the best experience and not what I expected. I spent alot of time and money which I could have used more stategically. If they want to give us a survey, send the questions through the mail. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really good and fun experience. The faculty were interested in what I have to say and they asked questions accordingly. Also, I love the location of the school regardless if it's in Pullman or Spokane. Eastern WA offers numerous outdoor activities so if you're not into these adventures, you might want to re-consider your options. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 10
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 11
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 6
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 5
7+ hours 4

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 10
Automobile 7
Train or subway 1
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 5
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

SeaTac

Spokane International

Spokane

GEG

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 2
Hotel 6
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn

Motel 6

No

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Fairfield Inn

Motel 6

No

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.15 20

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.63 19

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.79 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.31 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had difficulty submitting my deposit. It was pretty stressful and no one contacted us to let us know it was because of their website being updated/ under-maintenance so when I called I was being transferred from one person to another and no one knew how to help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a building / mini campus tour as part of the scheduled interview process" More from this Member | Report Response

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