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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Define patient care." Report Response

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

"Define pharmacognosy. My interviewer was stuck on his research and that's pretty much all we talked about. " Report Response

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

"What is teamwork. How does it relate to your job?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions weren't difficult and weren't as I had anticipated. It wasn't a behavioral style interview. He wanted me to define terms. It was stupid. This guy clearly had no interest in interviewing students. I clearly had no interest to be there after he said that he's not familar w/the specifics of the PharmD program." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I researched and practiced behavioral style interview questions. I had a friend mock interview me. I practiced for several hours the night before. I read about the program on line too. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing, wasn't expecting much nor did I receive much. You couldn't pay me to attend UIC's COP. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They are incredibly rude, unfriendly, unhelpful, and unwelcoming, and completely unprofessional. This is a highly regarded institution b/c it brings in a lot of research $. UIC's faculty didn't seem thrilled to be there interviewing students. They are specifically there to generate $ from their research groups, publish research, and lastly teach. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I live in Lakeview and left 1 hour ahead of time. Make sure that you allow yourself time to park at the parking structure on Damen & Roosevelt. They only allow faculty to park in the parking structure on campus on Wood & Polk. It took me 20 minutes to walk from the Juvenile Center's parking lot. There were no cabs in site otherwise I would've paid to have them drive me there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wasn't expecting much b/c I was totally unimpressed w/UIC's application process. They are incredibly rude, unfriendly, unhelpful, and unwelcoming, and completely unprofessional. I arrived and it was disarray. The coordinator was running around, students couldn't answer specific questions I had about the program, and the interviewer was unprepared. He kept fiddling w/his hearing aid b/c he couldn't hear me. He also continuously talked about his research at UIC. He couldn't answer any questions that I had about UIC's program. Again, I wasn't expecting much, but I didn't think it would be this bad. It was a waste of time! I wish I would've declined so someone that was really interested could've attended. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/21/2005

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