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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What challenges do you see pharmacy facing in the future?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to do pharmacy, and why did you pick Midwestern?" Report Response

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

"What makes you stand out above other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the most memorable writing assignment you have ever done?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Introduce yourself. (I'm serious.. the questions weren't as challenging as I thought they would be.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback. The feedback that others gave was TOTALLY invaluable to me and helped me so much in preparing for this interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I liked that MWU lets you do 4th year rotations in another state.. which means suffering through the cold midwest weather for only three years before I can return to California. This is basically the only thing that really impressed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school facilities looked a little old, even though the COP isn't very old. I had heard the school was expensive, but they estimate a cost of $50K+ per year which is a lot. Also, the school is in the suburbs and quite a bit of a drive from downtown Chicago. You'll need a car (they tell you this during the interview) to get to your IPPE/APPE. Living in the suburbs for grad school is hard, especially if you're moving from another state." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is on a quarter system, so days are PACKED with classes and it goes very quickly. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview is usually closed-file with two interviewers in a group of about 5 or 6. However, one of my interviewers didn't show up so I ended up only having one. This can be good or bad.. for me I was a little less stressed having only one interviewer, but others thought it would be better to have the opinions and feedback of two faculty members. Also, I have read on here that the interview can be pretty cutthroat, a kind of free-for-all where you just answer whenever you feel like it. But my interviewer did things a little differently and called on us individually or we just went around the group in a circle, which made the interview much more relaxed. This can also kind of screw you over if you don't have anything unique to say. But again, just prepare your answers with SDN feedback and try to come up with your own answer that will be different from others'." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?

ORD (O'Hare)

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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