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  • Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Big Rapids, MI
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Describe a time that someone criticized you and what you did to overcome it. (I couldn't think of a specific time right off the top of my head, so I talked about how on exams professors will sometimes right notes on your paper next to answers that you got wrong to try to help you along..and how that can be used to improve for next time)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Describe a scenario where you helped someone in a medical setting (she said if you can't think of a medical setting in particular, what is another time that you helped someone that was different than you..ethnicity, race,etc.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are some important qualities that a pharmacist should have that would help them in their field." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"I mentioned that I like to do Zumba in my free time (another one of the questions were "what do you do for fun outside of school, and if so, do you take a leadership role in any of your activites?" ) So I think this question was a spin-off from me mentioning how I like Zumba... but she asked for me explain how I would talk someone through a specific dance move or a certain type of stretch that is doen in Zumba" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes Ferris a school that you'd want to attend/why Ferris? either that or, describe a time where you had to work with people in a group project that were of different ethnicities and any challenges that you may have faced. It was just hard because I feel that I work with people of different ethnicities all the time but don't really realize that they are of different backgrounds..we're all just PEOPLE in general, we shouldn't be segregated in that way. So it was difficult to think of a specific scenario let alone challenges that we were faced with because of that." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looking up sites like these... This site is very helpful, especially with the search engine to search for any potential interview question. Also just typing in "pharmacy interview questions" on google to see other questiosn that popped up. and prepparing answers to questions in my head/writing down notes in a word document to look over every couple of days to generate more ideas." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The two interviewers were VERY kind, one was a P4 student and one taught clinical rotations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Kind of wished there was a tour of the school, or that they "showed off" the cool parts of the school..and why their pharmacy program is so great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's a closed file interview so I was a expecting a "So tell me about yourself" type of first question.... but they didn't do that. Since we did our essay immediately before the interview, the first question they asked related to my essay question, so it was a good lead in to start the interview and on a good note. Also they were very nonchalant about asking why I wanted to go into pharmacy. I was worried it was going to be very intimidating and I'd need to have all my reasons lined up. But it wasn't like that. They were taking notes on what I was saying which also made it more laid back and casual and not just staring at each other the whole time. It went by quickly, just answered questions as they would write notes about my answers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt like my stomach was in knots and I was sooooooooo nervous about this interview but it definitely wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be at all. Once you get past the first interview question they kind of flow, and it's easier to just talk and explain your answers without feeling so tense." Report Response

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Tour of school in the 30 minute presentation following the interview portion of the day." Report Response

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