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  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

6

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What are my hobbies? 2 Strengths/2 weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Many assignments will be done in groups. If one group member was not pulling their own weight, would you give him/her a bad assessment even though you know the teacher will fail her/him because of it?" Report Response

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

"Is healthcare a right all U.S. citizens should have? This led into a discussion of medicare and the Canadian health care system." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would I fulfill a prescription for drugs used for euthanasia?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read reviews on studentdoctor website, met with pharmacists, reviewed school website for info about curriculum, reviewed current events in the news pertaining to pharmacy (medicare, vioxx, etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviews involved a lot of conversation. The faculty members seemed interested in getting to know me and also thoroughly answered all my questions. From what they said, it seems like there is a lot of opportunity to adjust the curriculum to meet one's interests through independent projects for credit and electives. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No beverages except coffee would be provided. I was slightly dehydrated when I left. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very enjoyable experience. The writing sample was quite simple. We were given 20 minutes to answer the following: Think of a decision you made in the past year and how it impacted you. My first interview was a group one with 1 faculty member, 2 currents students, and 5 applicants. It was very relaxed and we simply went around the table answering questions. The second interview was with 2 students. It was my least fav b/c there was little conversation. They simply fired questions and I answered them. Then I went on a tour of the campus. I was surprised to see how many professional schools are on the campus. Lastly, I had my interview with a faculty member. We had a great conversation and he conveyed to me how passionate many of the faculty are with regards to teaching. I left the school with a great feeling about the whole day and confident that MD would be a good choice. Definitely eat a good breakfast and bring some water along since no food or beverages except coffee are provided." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2005

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