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  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why UW/Seattle? Why pharmacy?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Are you a leader or a team member? Could you tell me about a time you had to deal with someone who was very adamant about their decision or have you worked with someone difficult?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Would you consider doing research? Could you tell me about an experience with a patient?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked me about one of the electives I took. Probably to destress me haha." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that you have applied through pharmcas last year. Tell me about what happened and why you are here today. (I was really surprised that they knew this so I got scared and probably did not answer it in a way that showed my strength and dedication towards pharmacy school...). Another hard question was "what does a clinical specialist in oncology do?" Since I wrote that is my goal." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my essays and personal statement, looked at some questions on SDN but they REALLY ask you questions based on your essays. Seriously, make sure you know what you wrote and how you can expand upon those experiences. It was hard for me to fill this survey out bc I feel like those questions were based on my experiences and aside from the first two generic questions (why pharmacy, why this school), it was tailored towards me as an applicant. They really took the time to read and analyze what you wrote so take your time in reviewing your essays, I cannot stress this enough. Hopefully some of the questions I could provide would give future interviewees an idea of what they could ask." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff, students, and the 3 people who interviewed me were absolutely delightful! They were so kind and you could tell they genuinely wanted you there and to see what their school/program is about. My interviewers were from admissions, one professor, and a graduate school researcher? They were friendly and easy to talk to but did throw some questions my way that made me even more nervous." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really that the school did on purpose. Finding the school itself was a challenge itself." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"More about current healthcare issues regarding pharmacy." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Study your essays like your life depends on it. Speak passionately and from your heart because they want to see who the person is behind those essays. Be confident and I know it's hard to say but everyone is nervous, try not to let it mess you up. You are your own biggest critic so don't worry anout what happens after the interview. It'll add unnecessary stress that you don't need because you can't change what happened. Don't nitpick over what you said in the interview, it'll drive you insane! Like one of the students told us during the coffee hour, "you wouldn't be here if they didn't believe that you have what it takes to be here. You are more than half way done." Be proud of what you've accomplished." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

No Response

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Seatac?

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Travel lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/4/14

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They should mention that the school tours do not necessarily have to begin at their designated time of noon. After my interview, the pharmacy students there took the interviewees on a tour well before some of their interviews and before noon. I guess to be clear with that." Report Response

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