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  • University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Lexington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"What is your goal as a pharmacist? How will you continue your education after becoming a pharmacist?" Report Response

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

"You've been a pharmacist for 10 years now, what motivates you to get up each morning to go to work?" Report Response

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

"What concerns you about pharmacy and how will you help this as a pharmacist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are from out of state. Why did you choose to come to Kentucky?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In concluding, the interviewer told me about an outstanding applicant that was international, had worked voluntarily for an organization to help AIDs, and just really knew exactly where she was going in life, etc. etc. Then asked me "so how can we remember you?" ummm...well after that story I didn't look very special by comparison. It was difficult to come up with a response to how I stand out, after I already anwsered questions about why I would be unique to UK, why I'm better than the other candidates, what specific skills make me suitable for this program, etc. So make sure you have a good conclusion prepared. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site is really helpful in knowing what sorts of questions they will ask. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The program is very prestigious." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't like the location at all. I didn't realize Lexington had grown so much...but the urban planning was terrible. Still two lane roads and one way streets for the city of a population the same size as cities that have 4 lane highways going into them...makes traffic ridiculous. I didn't know it would be like Boston. Nowhere to park at all, the weather the day I went was gloomy, windy, and freezing. Construction everywhere. Also...no tour of the facilities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't like the city. I thought Kentucky would be gorgeous but I didn't realize UK was in the CENTER of the city and not on the outskirts. Although, if you're a city person you will probably like it I suppose. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were very short. Too short I think. It is hard to get to know a person in 20 minutes. The first interview is a two-on-one with a faculty member and a practicing pharmacist. The 2nd interview is a group with three other interviewees. The group interview is not converstational-style so don't worry about competing for time to talk. They ask a question and each person answers the question. The two-on-one interviews is all about your specific skills, what makes you unique, why you're so great, why pharmacy, etc. The group interview is more practical application questions about the field of pharmacy. Where do you see pharmacy heading, what sort of changes do you think need to be made in pharmacy, etc. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Embassy Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2009

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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