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"E-mail response times need to be improved. I did send some e-mails regarding basic questions which were not answered at all."
"Nothing really except that we had to wait in the lobby for 5 minutes or so in a crowd."
"No need to read verbatum from the guidebook. Yes, a lady literally read to us from this booklet they gave us. Very picky about pre-requisites, perhaps reconsider your policy to allow for resonable substitions?"
"fix the confirmation email that gets sent out. It said check in at 7:30 but when I got there they sa"
"Nothing. Everyone was so friendly and everything went perfectly."
"Nothing. Everyone was very friendly and the whole interview session was about 3 hours, which is pret"
"Too many students were invited for one session."
"If you are not accepted this year, what would be your plans for next year? (this question scared me because it was the last one asked, giving me the initial impression that they did not like me, but this is NOT the case! Answer positively and stay confident!)"
"Tell me about yourself and went off picking topic from my introduction and talked abt it"
"Tell me about yourself. Why pharmacy. Why Western."
"What do you know about pharmacy?"
"Introduce yourself. Why pharmacy? Why Western among other California schools?"
"tell me about urself, teamwork, describe urself as a leader, why pharmacy? critical thinking question"
"Tell me about yoruself - education history, achievements etc"
"Why WU pharmacy?"
"tell us about your self?"
"Tell me about yourself? What do you know about pharmacy? Why pharmacy? What are the pros and cons about the block system? What makes a great pharmacist?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why pharmacy?"
"What would you do when you were a leader and someone did not participate"
"how do I handle stress?"
"Tell me more about your experience working in a hopital pharmacy."
"tell me abt yr self?"
"Why pharmacy? Why Western? "
"A hardship in my life"
"describe yourself, what are your weaknesses, how do you handle stress.."
"How would you deal with a team mate that isn't performing?"
"Tell me about yourself. (good opportunity to highlight great points about yourself.)"
"tell me abt urself"
"Tell me about yourself."
"How are you?"
"Tell us about yourself?"
"Tell us about yourself and why you chose pharmacy as a career?"
"Tell me about you experiences."
"If there's someone on your team who's not contributing, what would you do about it. "
"What do you do for fun?"
"What do you not like in retail pharmacy?"
"Tell us about yourself.
Why pharmacy and what motivates you?"
"tell me about yourself. what do u like to do in your free time? How do u handle stress?"
"please introduce yourself. (they introduce themselves before I do)"
"Group work question: What would u do if a person in your group wasn't doing their work?"
"if a group member was not participating in the group activity, then as a group leader, how will you handle the situation? and if that (whatever you answered) doesn't work, what else would you do?"
"Why do you want to become a pharmacist, not a nurse or a doctor?"
"Tell us about your job experience."
"Why did you choose education as your minor?"
"What is your favorite book? Describe."
"They briefly talked about themselves first and then asked me the question; tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"If a group member wasn't participating, what would you do?"
"Why pharmacy? (dud, kinda obvious by now)"
"Introduce yourself .... and then went into pharmacy experience type question"
"Why Western and what you know about the school?"
"Why do you want to become a pharmacist?"
"Was there a person in your life that influenced you to do well in school?"
"Any leadership experience?"
"I've been working as a clerk at a pharmacy, so they asked questions pertaining to my experiences at the pharmacy, like "Name one negative and one positive experience you've had while working at your pharmacy?" "
"tell me about yourself"
"What do you know about Western?"
"why pharmacy school but not medical school, if you said you have high expectation about yourself?"
"Why pharmacy and not medical school?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Do you think that violence on TV contributes to violence in the society. (essay question)"
"Why pharmacy and why western?"
"How would you deal with a student that does not contribute to group work?"
"When was a difficult time for you and how did you overcome it?"
"what kind of research i did (i work at a biotech company)"
"This program is heavy on group work and team work, and you will be working with other students from other colleges frequently. What would you do if one member of the group kept giving you a hard time and would not cooperate, knowing that you could NOT change groups under any circumstances for the entire academic year?"
"What is your favorite prerequisite course?why? give example"
"What was your favorite class besides science?"
"What is the latest news article read on Pharmacy?"
"Given 3 people you can choose to write a cooking book, which would you choose and why?"
"They had a strange critical thinking question: You are writing a book on the history of Portuguese cuisine. You can only interview 2 people out of 3: A professional chef, a Portuguese restaurant owner, or a food critic. Which 2 would you choose and why? And why wouldn't you choose the third?"
"What is your position in a team?"
"How would you deal with a team member that is not doing his or her job?"
"Critical thinking question. They had a paper on the table that had a critical thinking question on it. It gave details about drug A,B,C,D and details about patient X and asks you to pick a treatment."
"Given a stripped down, mini-case study on paper. Had to explain which drug or combination A, B, C, etc to give based on some information."
"they were pretty much all the questions that are on the website."
"Why do you think you would be a good pharmacist?"
"Tell us about a funny moment with a patient."
"I was asked a really really weird question about a scenario, and what I would do and why? I personally didn't like the questoin... :( "
"Should pharmacists be able to prescribe medications to patients and not the physician?"
"in group or team one of member is not getting along with u,wt will u do?"
"The professor and student started off the interview by telling me their background. They were pretty interesting, easy-going people. When I finished telling them about myself, the professor asked me why I chose pharmacy when I had all these other things going on. "
"none, questions were pretty straight forward from the list."
"oh my!!! they asked me everything!
describe myself, what are my weaknesses, how do i work in teams, what do i do if a group member isn't cooperating, how do i handle stress, what do i do on my free time."
"None, same stuff"
"There were no questions out of the ordinary. Why pharmacy? Why Western? What would you do if a group member is not cooperating? What would you do if your first approach did not work? "
"If you feel the doctor prescribed the wrong medication what would you do?"
"What's your greatest accomplishment. All the questions are on their website and sdn. "
"The essay question: What was the most challenging situation that you have encountered? How did you get over it?"
"What other schools are you appling to? How is that relevant homeboy?"
"If you were given a new policy at work, would you follow it? Why or why not? "
"What do you think the difference is between a pharmacist and a doctor is?"
"Tell me about your volunteer work"
"Tell us about yourself - and why you want to seek a career in pharmacy?"
"If one person in your group needs your help with the project that your group is working with, and you have a very important meeting that weekend. What would you do?"
"Do you prefer classes where quizzes were given every week. "
"No unexpected or interesting questions in comparison with any other interview..but, I did find it interesting that the tourguide mentioned backrooms that some use to attend lectures..instead of actually going through that room to the actual lecture. Where's group cohesion and participation in that? Also interesting that they seem to put effort in matching interviewers with students."
"if you make a recommendation to a dr. and they say "i'm the dr. your just the pharmacist" how do you handle that in terms of acting like a professional and keeping the respect of others?"
"None of them was interesting enough for me "
"nothing was special.. "
"i felt as if the questions that they asked you were based on your own introduction. So dont get too deep b/c then they'll try to drill you."
"They were all standard interview questions--nothing too interesting."
"Nothing really, everything was really straightforward."
"what would you do if someone in a group was not cooperating?"
"they asked me a lot about team work such as "What would you do if someone in your team doesn't work?""
"If you were doing group work and a group member wasn't doing their work, how would you get them involved?"
"none really...they were all pretty straightforward. i heard another girl got some question about being stuck on an island and having 3 other sick ppl with her...who would she treat first?.....i know, kind of a weird and vague question huh"
"One of the interviewers asked me "I see your enthusiasm in wanting to become a pharmacist, but you volunteered and saw what the pharmacists did, where is all this enthusiasm going to go when you become a pharmacist?""
"Do you think you can excell in the program given your social science background?"
"What did you write on your essay?"
"Does your favorite book add any reflection about your own life?"
" nothing particularly."
"So you said you like to eat exotic foods (in supplmental appl.), what kind?"
"something about a spaceship.. i don't really remember!"
"What was the MOST difficult decision that had a great impact on you? And the professor went on to give an example of a time when he almost drowned, and 20sec of life flashed before him.(I was in awe..)"
"Would you practice pharmacy anywhere outside of LA? "
"Most questions were basic to get to know the candidate."
"If one of your groupe members was lazy, how would you handle it?"
"How did your academic achievements influence your family members?"
"How would you deal with someone that did not want to participate in a group project?"
"The school places an emphasis on group activities and having the ability to work within a team. Right off the bat, the student interviewer asked me, "What would you do if a member of your group were lazy and does not contribute to the group?""
"None, just common questions"
"tell me one thing about tutoring that is rewarding and one that's not so rewarding."
"Do I have interest in Clinical Pharmacy?"
"None of them were really interesting"
"If there is an applicant that comes from the same school as you and has the same GPA, why do you think we should accept you instead of him/her?"
"What do you like to do for fun? "
"if there was someone in your group that was lazy and your grade was going to be effected by his/her laziness, how would you deal with him?"
"What was your least proud accomplishment?"
"There was really no interesting question. Just basically to tell them a little about myself."
"How was tutoring fun?"
"Do you read any books"
"What makes you laugh?"
"If you caught your friend cheating, how would you react?"
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