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  • Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Winchester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"should/ should not alcohol and tobacco products be sold at a retail/community pharmacy. (ESSAY QUESTION) you had to choose a side and argue it. " Report Response

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

"why pharmacy? why shenandoah?" Report Response

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

"what would you do in an ethical issue?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what would you do in an ethical issue?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what is the leading factor of ailments in todays society? i had no idea, so i just went w/ diabetes (my wild card answer.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview w/ the pre-health advisor, asked my pharmacists,and read up on pharmacy issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the program itself, its a new school w/ very advanced technological method of teaching. its located right behind the one and only hospital in the whole city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the location, i come from the downtown chicago area. i seriously felt like i was on The Simple Life cuz virginia doesnt have sidewalks! so we had 2 walk on the road 2 go 2 a resturant near by. plus it was snowing so our feet were freezing! there were no bars there, just old caucasian people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"they should have told me that they already accepted 75 students for the 75 seats. i learned of this druing the open house! when i asked what i was doing there they said, "we accept more than 75 students incase someone drops out!" i was pissed! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i got there a day early and i stayed at the days inn, crap motel by the way. i was intervied on the same day as the open house which was long and boring! after the open house, i went for my interview, the essay was first. By the way, they are NOT looking for great writers, so dont worry about grammer or things like that, just make sure you dont use retoric. make more than one point for support your argument and dont repeat the same point more than once (they said all this in the open house.) personally 30 minutes werent long enough but they let me work on it for a few extra minutes. later, i was interviewed by a student and the dean. they were very nice at first but when the interview started, they were dead serious. they asked about ethical issues and i said that i tend 2 stay neutral (i was thinking of abortion or things like that). to that they asked what if someone was cheating on a test? and ofcourse i said that i would report em'. as soon i said that i felt like i was in a trap cuz they immediately said, "well, you just said you would stay neutral". i explained that when they said ethical i thought of something else like abortion and in those i would stay neutral. the whole thing felt ambivalent because they were really nice at first but then it got really tense. they didnt ask anyting about me personally which was weird because it was a closed-file interview. these people knew nothing of my grades or my pcat score, the point was to get to know me as a person first so going in, i figured there would be more questions like, what are your strengths and weaknesses or tell me about your self. they didnt ask anything so i voluntered and said, "Before i leave i feel that i should give you a better view about who i am as a person..." and i gave em' a quick overview of my life. I think they liked that because it was the ONLY time they smiled at me during the whole interview. i left that school feeling decieved because i wasnt told that the seats were all taken and i was basically interviewing for the alternate list. i felt like i blew 460 bux on a sticksville town and a deceptive school. However, about a week later, i recieved an acceptance letter n all of a sudden, things looked great again! =)" Report Response

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