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  • Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Downers Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over guide book materials, practiced interview questions, read over the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The excitement about the school that each individual expressed - the availability to speak to the Dean or anyone else." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The size of the school, the lack of social opportunities provided outside the class room." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That what they call the "Mandatory Campus Visit" was actually not an interview at all." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Basically, the MCV that Midwestern CCP boasts is not an interview at all. I arrived on campus and immediately was placed into a lecture hall with the other potential students. An admissions counselor talked to us for a bit and then the Dean spoke. Following a Q/A session with the dean we were subjected to a writing assessment - the topic was, "Describe your most challenging experience and how you dealt with it" - the allotted time was 30 minutes. Afterwards the large group was broken into 2 smaller groups - they called these break out sessions, and mine was lead by the assistant to the Dean. At this time we went around the room and introduced ourselves (I was in a group of about 25 potential students), and then we were allowed to ask her any questions we wanted about Midwestern and the program. I would take this time seriously and ask a lot of questions as it will be to your benefit for the individual to remember you and to pass your name along to the admissions committee. After the break out session, we went back to the lecture hall and people from student life, residental life and financial aid spoke. Finally, after these speakers there was a campus tour led by P1 students. All in all, I felt like the 9 hour drive I endured to be there was kind of a bust (although it is Mandatory you attend if you want your application to continue to be processed). After everything I didn't really understand the purpose of the day in terms of evaluating us as the only addition info they received was our writing sample - and we already had sent in more essays with our secondary apps. So, why make us travel to the school? In short, although the school and the program are appealing, I ranked the visit as negative because I found it utterly pointless (although it was still mandatory I attend)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/30/2004

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