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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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)?

"Tell me about yourself. (good opportunity to highlight great points about yourself.)" Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy? Why Western? Are you a leader?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if a group member was not participating? If that didn't work, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you feel the doctor prescribed the wrong medication what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Western's website, my supplemental questions and personal statement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty, alumni, staff and students. Out of the 3 different schools I have attended for interviews, Western's staff/faculty/etc have been the nicest and most welcoming. The interview was so relaxing, they really made me feel so comfortable. I enjoyed the brief tour/intro about the school (they offer things that other pharm schools don't... like working with other health students from different fields, and other stuff). I also like that fact that the students do 1.5 years of rotations. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location and the overall campus. Some money should be spent to make things look nicer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Got there super early, waited for the faculty and the rest of the students to arrive. They staff handed out booklets and name tags. We all went to the P1 room, and were given a brief intro about the program (helpful and interesting). We were separated into 2 groups. One group left for the tour and writing sample while the other group stayed behind for the interviews. We were given snacks while we waiting and we had a chance to chat with the current students. One of our interviewers would come in and call our name when it was time, and then took us to our interview room. It was 2 on 1. Very relaxing interview (but I heard some people's was a little tougher). After our group was done interviewing we went to another room where we were provided with what we should expect in the next couple of weeks (accepted, rejected, hold, alternative) and a man gave a VERY informative speech about financial aid. Then we had our writing sample. Out of the 3 schools I have interviewed, this was the hardest writing question/sample. 8 working days later, I was accepted! Very happy! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2007

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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