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  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"my writing sample question (don't worry about these: there is no right answer) was: What benefit do you see from studying in a diverse urban setting? They want to see that you have a clear thought process." Report Response

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

"why pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"why UIC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some current events going on in the world of pharmacy today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"how are you doing? Yea I don't know. Who am I? I dont know, sorry I am little hopped up on caffeine right now (YES PHARMACY !!!! MWA HA HA!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read current event stuff, Read about the school and pharmacy as a career. The school also provides some sample questions it would probably be wise to go through and answer those. Also know why you want to be a pharmacist (For me it was easy access to all kinds of drugs)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UIC is a great school, I think the way it was organized with the help of the students and everything, it was great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"basically they line you up in a room, and pick out the best looking people, I was selected so it didn't really bother me, but I feel bad for the other people.... J/k I really don't have any complaints, neither do the ladies." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that it is hands down better and more organized than any other school I interviewed at (probably b/c I got in, if I wasn't accepted I probably would have thought differently." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"GRUELING!!!! BE PREPARED!!!.... J/k relax, you received an interview bc they like something about you. Just be yourself. I think it is an important day, but it's not like they're taking you to the chair. Try to keep a clear head, although I don't advise getting hammered the night before and forgetting everything you prepared for. Most importantly you are the MAN (or WOMAN), for getting an interview. Pat yourselves on the back, you will do fine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2005

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