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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"A hardship in my life" Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy" Report Response

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

"Why I would be the best fit for Western" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none, questions were pretty straight forward from the list." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I was a leader of a group and two members were not getting along, what would I do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"NAPLEX passing rate" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Many of you may be wondering why the scores I have given for school is low. From my experience with other interviews, the professionalism seemed to be lacking in the students and the professor. At other interviews I have attended, the students volunteering to guide the interviewees were really enthusiastic informing the interviewees and answering questions; many actually tried to get to know the interviewees personally and treat each one as a potential future student that they would like to spend time with. Today, I saw many young individuals who looked professional in suits and skirts but acting immature. Many were busy talking to each other and seemed to be there to show off to the interviewees that they are young individuals that looked professional who have been accepted already. I did not sense the sincerity to help out in some students. I even received the same impression from the professor that interviewed me (She was young and attractive; nothing wrong with that but I felt that her effort was a little bit too much (dyed hair, lots of make up at 8 in the morning)). I wondered, if that was the impression that a sincere professor would want to make on potential students. I am a guy; I loved what I saw. But it just seemed that her effort was ill intended and out of place." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I have lived in both Southern and Northern California. The people are very different even within the same state. I may be biased but many at Western seemed the immature crowd that you would see in Southern California who cares so much about how they are judged by others (too self conscience)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am sure there are other awesome students and interviewees who attended the previous interviews. But my experience today was very disappointing; so disappointing that I am considering other schools despite the fact that Western is close to home and I can transfer to a closer hospital branch that I currently work at. I believe educational environment is very important in college experience. The experience one gets at a prestigious four year university is incomparable to that of a community college. Having experiences in taking courses at both a prestigious school and a local community college, I can attest to the fact that Western felt like a community college that lacks professionalism and sincerity. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/12/2008

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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