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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

3

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What class did you take in undergrad that was not a requirement for pharmacy school that prepared you for being a pharmacist and how?" Report Response

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

"What is the one thing in life that you feel that you are truly good at?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose pharmacy over other careers such as being a doctor or nurse?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"''What was a time that you were faced with social diversity and how did you deal with it?'' My answer was that I had actually read this question on an interview site and had been troubled with how I would answer it b/c I grew up in a life where diversity was minimized and that I would deal with a socially diverse person just like I would deal with any other person. I wouldn't notice their difference; I would see them as a person and deal with them like anyone else. I also got asked to talk about something that I am really good at in life. It wasn't in any certain context and it was very difficult to answer. I said that as corny as it sounds, I am a good friend and that I have proof in the fact that at the age of 27 I still have 9 girlfriends from highschool that I talk to every 2 weeks. I talked about how much energy it took to make sure that I kept in touch with them but how important that was to me. It seemed like a silly small thing, but it seemed to impress them immensely. Don't try to make up some grandiose answer. Just be real and you will come out on top. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No question was out of the blue, but I think the most difficult one was why I wanted to be a pharmacist instead of being a doctor, nurse or anyone else in the health profession. I had prepared myself to answer why I wanted to be a pharmacist, but not to compare it to other professions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I prepared for the inteview by reading Pharmacy Times magazine. It got me in tune with current career opportunities as well as with problems in the pharmacy industry today which came up several times in my interviews. You can get a free subscription to this magazine as a student. I also thoroughly read over my application essay, although this was a closed-note interview and they'd never seen it, and I researched the college website. The biggest help to me was this website. Go through every interview review and paste the questions that they were asked into a Word document and review them. Think about how you would answer them. I got asked many of them that I would not have been prepared for otherwise. Also, type up a list of your own questions. In my personal interview, they suddenly stopped asking me questions and asked me what questions I had for them and that lasted a good 10-15 minutes. I asked things such as: do you think that UK's current curriculum prepares one for one area of pharmacy better than any other?? Do you think that pharmacists will some day be able to presribe certain medications and do you think that the current schooling prepares one for that or will further classes be required for me?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every interviewer was very positive and seemed to be truly interested and excited to get to know me. You don't need to give some immaculate answer to a question; you just need to show that you are friendly, truly intersted in the profession, and willing to learn." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. The only thing that made me nervous was when the Dean spoke to us prior to the interview process and told us that their only mistake was letting too many individuals leave that day thinking that they'd done a good job when they had not. He meant that they are kind to everyone and make them as comfortable as possible, which I believe was true. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish that I had not been as nervous as I was prior to the interview. They aren't their to grill you or find out how smart you are. Someone looks over your grades and screens you before you get to the interview. These individuals are here to screen you on another level. They don't ask you about your grades or academics. They only want to get to know you as a person and find out out how well you do in social situations, why you want to be a pharmacist, what you like to do in your spare time, etc..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I had a very positive interview experience. I won't lie. I was more nervous than I've ever been in all of my life, but looking back it was not warranted. As long as you know what you like to do in your spare time, what you are good at in life, why you are there and why you love pharmacy, you'll be fine. I was impressed with how comfortable the interviewers made me. They weren't there to drill me with questions, just to make conversation and get to know me. If you are a well spoken individual with pure intentions you'll have no trouble getting through the interview. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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