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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Madison
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Describe a current issue with the healthcare system and how do you think pharmacists could solve it in the future? This question basically tests how well you keep up with the news and how much you understand about the pharmacy profession." Report Response

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

"Describe one pharmacy-related experience that's drawn you to pharmacy." Report Response

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

"What's the one accomplishment that you're most proud of? How would you use the experience from that achievement to help you as a pharmacist in the future?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have any mistake or missed opportunity in the past that you could've benefited from had you not chosen to miss out on it? This question was kinda confusing to me at first, but all it really means is "Do you have anything you wish you could've done differently?" The follow up question for this was then: "Do you regret any of your past mistakes" or something along that line." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I didn't prepare ahead of time, it would've been: "Define pharmacy and how you will use this definition in your career as a pharmacist in the future."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had a panic attack (j/k)...read a bunch of SDN interview feedbacks...practiced with family and friends...got some really good advice from a pharmacist...had a good time to reflect on all of my answers and a good breakfast + coffee the morning of the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I'm impressed with how tight-knit of a community the whole pharmacy school really is. It felt almost as if everyone's a big part of an extended family to each other. The pharmacists who interviewed me were also very cordial and nice. The friendliness of everyone there has left me with a very positive impression of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hmmm...nothing really. It was cold, but it's not UW's fault." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I thought I packed enough for a cold weather. Boy, was I wrong...If I get in, I'm contemplating on making an outfit out of heat packs." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you have any question, Jeremy is such a great resource to get your answers from. He's very responsive and his emails are hilarious! With the holistic method of assessing applicants at UW, I felt honored to be selected even for an interview since it shows that at least my application fee's not being spent on someone who'll treat me like a list of stats. In terms of the interview day, I thought the hardest part was the extemporaneous essay portion. We were given with only 25 minutes to complete 2 essays (everyone's split up into different groups and rotated through different parts of the schedule) and I was barely done with my first essay when there was only 5 minutes left. I wish we could've done it on a computer coz now I don't even know if my handwriting's even legible..lol. If you're an out-of-state applicant, stay at the Best Western Inn towner since they have an excellent free shuttle service + free breakfast + complementary late check-out. The staffs there are supernice and accommodating!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

MSN

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Inn Towner

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/13/2012

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I really admired the thorough updates that the director of admissions (Jeremy Altschafl) has sent out to us applicants. He's very responsive and has done a good job at keeping us in the loop of things." Report Response

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