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  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Richmond
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 teams of 2, so 4 people total

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)?

"Why not med school?" Report Response

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

"If someone came into your pharmacy and complained that they wanted their prescription filled immediately, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What do you think your biggest accomplishment is outside of school or work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not most interesting but this was my Essay Question: If you were being interviewed for your dream job at a pharmacy and the interviewer started asking inappropriate/irrelevant questions (about your race, what religion you practice, boyfriend/girlfriend), how would you handle this situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me why you have no work experience in pharmacy" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at questions on SDN. I was only asked a few questions in each interview and they were all on this site. Practiced responding to questions out loud or to a friend. Used good hand gestures/eye contact/spoke loud enough." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"As everyone else has said, it was very relaxed which was nice. When on the tour, they definitely seemed like a technologically advanced school(a lot of neat gadgets to take advantage of in the class rooms or study lounges)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing too bad. I'm not a fan of traffic, so driving around Richmond wasn't a blast. Parking was a little hectic, but overall nothing major stood out to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt pretty prepared. I knew what to expect after looking at this site." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2012

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

No Response

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