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  • Washington State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Spokane
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"If you were an independent pharmacy owner and you had the option of: A: upgrading insurance billing software B: upgrading drug interaction software C: upgrading business management software Which one would you upgrade and why? (this was the ethical question, how easy of course patient care is #1) I heard that they asked a ethical quesiton about the terry schivaio case. There is also the posbility of the the flu shot question "If you have one flu shot and either and 87 year old man gets it or a 2 year old boy gets it, Who do you give it to and why?" I'm glad that I didn't get that one. " Report Response

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

"Tell us about you past leadership experiences and what have they been like? Are you a leader or a follower and why? Tell us about your volunteer experience?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see the pharmacy field headed in the future? What other areas can a pharmacist make an inpact on that are indirectly related to the actual profession of pharmacist? What type of experience do you have in the pharmacy field and tell us about what you did in the pharmacy? Of course they asked this question "Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" The essay question that I got was "what experience in your life had the greatest impact on you eading you to choose the pharmacy field for a profession?" They gave my 20 minutes. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Well the last questions in the inteview, they said this is the toughest questions were going to ask, and that was "do you have any question for us?" I said of course and they were really suprised as if nobody had any before me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about a situation or possible reocurring problem that you dealt with that you put at stop to. I think they were testing my initiative to intervene in do something about a problem. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SND, Mock interview, talking to students going through interviews " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Campus is nice, Small town atmosphere " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pharmacy Building is small and kind of old, I also heard that you take most of you classes in 1 or 2 classrooms and end up sitting there for 3 or 4 hours " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The experience as a whole was good. I expected almost all the questions that they asked me, nothing out of the ordinary. I was really nervous at the beginning but then it was ok after the first question. After practing from questions on SND I knew what I wanted to say and worked it in during the questions. I just answered the question then weaved in what else I wanted them to know about me. " Report Response

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