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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"I've been working as a clerk at a pharmacy, so they asked questions pertaining to my experiences at the pharmacy, like "Name one negative and one positive experience you've had while working at your pharmacy?" " Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun? " Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy as a career and why Western? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The school places an emphasis on group activities and having the ability to work within a team. Right off the bat, the student interviewer asked me, "What would you do if a member of your group were lazy and does not contribute to the group?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What ELSE would you do to deal with this lazy group member?" (At this point I felt like I was being grilled about the issue, but just be prepared to have more than one answer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"WesternU's website (it has sample questions), SDN, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Current students were available to talk about their experiences at Western while I waited to be interviewed. They kept it real, telling us what they liked and didn't like about the school. The faculty interviewers were very friendly and so was my student interviewer. The staff were thoughtful, providing us with punch and cookies. The school was small, but the classrooms were nice-looking and technologically advanced." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Okay, I didn't know if it was just my imagination, but the air around Western and the surrounding area reeked of cow poop. I guess it's just something you get used to, but try eating your Subway sandwich outside and getting a continuous whiff of the air. Not cute..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wear comfortable shoes! There was a brief tour around the campus and my feet were killing me. Damn heels." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You are on campus from 1:45-5:00. There was an hour-long presentation given by the admissions staff about financial aid, what to expect on the interview and student services. Then, depending on which group you were in, you were either interviewed first and then given 40 minutes to write an essay, or vice versa. I was in the group that did the essay first and the interview last. I had the unfortunate interview time of 4:30, so I felt a bit rushed and did not get to ask alot of questions. Overall, the interview was more easy-going than I anticipated. They ask questions so they could get to know you, not trick you. Make sure you ask your interviewers questions to show your interest in the school. Remember to relax and be yourself. Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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