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  • Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Pocatello
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"first of all, we had personal interviews with two faculty members that went for 30-40 mins. then we had a group interview with several other candidates as other students from the program watched. we had a few questions each and then we did a group discussion about a moral/ethical situation where there was no right or wrong answer, necessarily. " Report Response

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

"we mainly spent the time talking about nonsense like how hard it is to get hospital experience at times. make sure you know what you can bring up as a bullshit topic so that you can "connect" with them and just have a nice talk. run with it and try and keep it going. the other professor finally had to stop the other faculty member and myself in the discussion so that she could get a few of the "standard questions" in. " Report Response

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

"be sure to be active in the group discussion but also make sure that you include everyone and never put any idea down even if it is the dumbest thing you have ever heard in your life. if you can come off as the mediator of the discussion, mind you not in a forceful way, it usually goes well for you. that's what i did. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"it was at a different school interview...what does it mean to be a professional" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what makes you qualified for this program? saying your grades or compassion is bullshit. everyone interviewing usually has good grades and compassion...come on...i would shred your application right then and there if you say shit like that. come up with something interesting...i want to advance the field of pharmacy because there are still some many opportunities and niches in pharmacy that could use development...and this would eventually help grow the world of pharmacy.. if you say this have and example or they will nail your ass faster than you can imagine...MTM for instance is a great. and as nice as my faculty interviewers were, there are also the other kinds. asking like "why do you belong here, why should we give you a chance, there are others so many others with better grades that we shouldn't waste our time"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"there are several general question lists on the internet and i looked those over. many questions may seem ridiculous but do them anyway. if they never come up..ok..but they will still help you get your thoughts in order for other shit that may come your way. practice saying it to others, but don't memorize your answers otherwise they will sound rehearsed and certainly not genuine " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"most of the day was spent waiting around for the next thing to happen. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the structure of the interview process." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"interview with more than one school. find one that gives out early acceptance letters like the southern nevada (private) pharmacy school. that school is way to fucking expensive but do it anyway because going to the interview that really matters and being able to say that you have already been accepted elsewhere is a big bust. plus, that first interview is a good practice run for yourself. sounds like a lot of money for an extra interview but its certainly worth it. trust me. I got accepted into the program so i'm not blowing smoke up your ass." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"get your stuff in early and think about having a professional editor look at your personal statement" Report Response

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