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  • University of Texas-Austin College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Austin
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your strengths." Report Response

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

"Tell me how you deal with a situation where you have to learn to do something new very quickly." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethical question about the recent Denton, TX pharmacist decision not to dispense the morning-after pill. This was an interesting question because this story has been recently discussed on the pharmacy student message board on SDN!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a mistake you have made recently." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school, went over possible interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school puts a lot of emphasis on retention and offers a lot of help to struggling students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The slide show had a lot of really old pictures - but who really cares about that..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It might have been good to get there a little earlier - the hospitality room they had set up for us was really nice. The students in there really put me at ease." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was only with one person (a faculty member) - but some candidates may have had a student there too. The interview was not very stressful and the questions were very basic. The essay was what I expected - if you read the information about the essay on their web page, you will be well prepared. There was no problem solving exercise. There was a slide show run by students, which was nice but not all that informative for someone who did their prereqs at UT. There was also a tour run by students. " Report Response

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