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  • West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Morgantown
Individual Feedback 1 3 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 3
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

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

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 3
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 3
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.33 3

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think that your grades are necessarily a reflection of how you might do in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine there is an extremely good class coming in, with academic scores higher than or around yours. Seventy-nine out of eighty have been selected for your class. You and five other people are given the opportunity for a second interview. Why would you make a better candidate than the other five?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a major problem facing the profession of pharmacy today, and how can it be fixed?" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Huge campus, great scenery, not as "small town" as I initially thought, awesome Rec center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is two people, where one knows your grades etc and the other knows nothing about you. My one interviewer, who must have looked at my marks and didn't want me to try to use them as a talking point, told me that he was supposed to have looked at data but he chose not to and would leave it to the admissions committee. It didn't hit me until I was told "no, there's no way he can breach protocol like that!" later on, I actually thought that my entire interview was closed-file. Dr. Higa is very tricky! " More from this Member | Report Response

"During the "Cross-examination" there were two interviewers, one knows your personal history, one doesn't. I thought it was a good way to get an unbiased tilt." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Speed limits travelling to Morgantown are slow until you hit WV." More from this Member | Report Response

"They expect you to know about the profession. Know some of the problems with the profession (counterfeit drugs, pharmacists stealing Vicodin, the aging of baby-boomers, whatever), the types of job opportunities available (retail, community, long-term care, post-graduate, etc.), and so on. Having good depth of knowledge about the profession is essential - say something like, "I'm interested in drug research, so while the more traditional aspects of the pharmacy practice are what drew me towards the profession, I'm also investigating the possiblility of continuing on after receiving my doctorate to work on a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry." They'd eat something similar to that up." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"For the most part, the experience was great. Although, I had a hard time finding the pharmacy school until someone told me that it was where the emergency center is. Once I found it, the building is old but this is where other health professions have their classes. I talked to Dean Ridgway who was extremely nice and gave me the low down on the interview process and how the acceptance process is done. I also talked to a first and third year student and they were telling me about the school. I also toured their labs and their "mock" pharmacy which was extremely cool. All in all, I was very impressed with what they had to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of laid back, kind of formal. The best advice is to dress nice, speak eloquently, use good manners and have a deep understanding of all things dealing with the profession of pharmacy. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 1
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 0
Out of state 1

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 0
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

PIT

Where did you stay?

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

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
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

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

No responses

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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