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  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Richmond
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?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"How would you handle this situation? You are working in a pharmacy and a women comes up to you crying hysterically and won't calm down." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Lots of decision questions: What are the hardest decisions to make? Give an example of a time you faced an ethical dilemma, how did you handle it? Have you ever had to make an unpopular decision, if so, then what was it?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"A friend of yours has borrowed a very expensive and valuable item of yours. You have repeatedly asked to have it returned, but your friend has not done so. How would you go about resolving the matter? <---MY ESSAY QUESTION!!!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Give an example of a time in which you were under extremem pressure to meet a deadline. How did you handle the situation?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What characteristics do you admire in a leader?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN questions. Many of them came up un the interview. Learned alot about the school from the website. Got a good nights sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty there were all pleasant and knowledgable. The atmosphere was relaxed. Also one of only 7 or 8 colleges with schools in every field of healthcare. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the nearby areas of Richmond. Not that I did not expect it considering it is a city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The location of a nearby McDonalds so I could eat before my experienece started. At least they provided snacks." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were two 2 on 1 interviews of 20 minutes each and an essay. One is with a faculty and student and the other is an alumni and student, although my faculty and student was really with two faculty. I felt the alumni-student interview was very low stress (1) and the two faculty interview was a bit higher (5), but that was probably because I was nervous around the faculty. Also, the interviews were semi-closed file...the interviewers could see neither grades nor PCAT scores. The experience definately confirmed this school as my top choice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2005

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