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  • Pacific University Oregon - School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Hillsboro
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"How do you work in groups? What role do you take in group work? " Report Response

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

"Tell us three strengths and three weaknesses." Report Response

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

"You are far from home and family, how will you make Portland home?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What should we tell the admissions committee about you, to convince them to accept you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us a more personal reason you want to be a pharmacist. They were looking for something beyond work and school experiences, which I had already mentioned. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN Wrote lists of talking points for each question. Read up on current pharmacy news. Read a book on pharmacy ethics and laws. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The warm friendly community. This includes: shuttle drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, the other applicants, strangers on the train, and of course the school's students and staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We had to do a team exercise and our team moderator, a current pharmacy student did not give us the full 15 minutes the task was allocated. She was very adversarial. The team was great however she made the experience very unpleasant." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known: There was a cheaper hotel across the street from pacific. How tired I would be after traveling from 4am to midnight the day before the interview. (Don’t you just love delays) That hairspray doesn't fly well. I found out I needed to replace mine at 6:45am before the interview. How many other amazing people are applying for the same spot as I am. If you are in Portland; take the train (the MAX) downtown and enjoy the quirky shops and night life. Don't forget Voodoo Donuts. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Portland

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

something- suites by Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2009

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"We had to do a team exercise and our team moderator, a current pharmacy student did not give us the" Report Response

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