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  • East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Johnson City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Other than work experience, how else have you explored the pharmacy field? " Report Response

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

"This school is just getting established, why would you be a great asset to the program? " Report Response

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

"What qualities/traits will make you a great pharmacist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see pharmacy going in the near and far future? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time that you performed a task that thinking back on it, you should have performed differently? (or something like that, I forgot the wording)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just looked at the website. I didn't really know that much about the school before I got there. But after the interview day I was so impressed with the program, the location, the students, and the staff, that it became my top choice. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tuition, the Simlab, the area, the medical complex, the VA campus, the friendliness, the student lounge, the parking lot right next door to the building, everything was great. Rotations wherever you want (you don't have to select from a list or get assigned one)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The ONLY thing I was reserved about for this school was that they are not yet accredited. However, their first class graduates in May 2010 and hopefully they will aquire full accreditation then. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'm glad I didn't think they were my top choice at first, otherwise I would have been extremely more nervous at this interview. The interviews were first and then you learned about the program after you got that out of the way. And thats where I fell in love with the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was very nice. I arrived at 8:30am, they took my picture, and we mingled with faculty and other interviewees until about 9am. Then we went to our first interview, one-on-one with either a faculty member or a practicing pharmacist. The interview was relaxed. They took little notes, they weren't writing down everything you said. At 9:30 you move immediately to your next one-on-one interview with a student. At 10 there is a tour, then the dean of academic affairs talks about tuition and steps to take after being accepted, followed by lunch (Chick-fil-A), and a closing with the dean, a couple of other members of staff, and 4 students to answer any questions. Guests are allowed! I got accepted a week later. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

5 out of 10

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