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  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • Worcester, MA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Do you have any questions before we begin?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why pharmacy? What brought you to this career?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you have any other questions for me before I take you back to the lobby?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"You have written an autobiography. Please submit page 216. (This wasn't part of the interview as you can tell, but it was one of the 10 topics for the impromptu essay portion.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any other questions for me before I take you back to the lobby?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I PM'd current MCP-Worcester students and also went over all the interview feedbacks here." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Too many to list! From the interviewer, administration, and students, to the state-of-the-art facilities and apartment-style housing, everything and everyone listed above were absolutely NICE!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. That super thick therapeutics book sure looked intimidating though =P" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I did my research on this school for a whole year prior to applying, so my visit was smooth-sailing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First and foremost, if you have an interview with MCP-Worcester coming up, don't sweat it because the people there are all extremely friendly! They aren't there to see you fail, so just do your best by being yourself. I arrived at the 25 Foster St building 45 minutes before my scheduled interview time. Five minutes later, I was brought into the main office and told that the writing portion of my interview day was going to commence. There were ten essay prompts, and you pick one to answer in one page or less. Personally I thought this was more than enough room because 30 minutes was just way too little time. Impromptu writing is not my strength either, so this was definitely the weakest part of my interview day. My best advice here is to browse through the topics quickly and to start cranking out that writing! After the 30 minutes were up, I came out of the room and walked back out to the main office. I think someone was supposed to come bring me out, but 30 minutes did pass and so I just walked out on my own and gave my essay to the lady at the front desk. The interview including the tour of the campus commenced as my interviewer and I gave our brief introductions. She then began by asking how my flight was and where I was staying at. Because this was the first one-on-one interview of my life, the interview being friendly and conversational really helped. The fact that it stayed conversational throughout the whole 45 minutes was also more than what I could ask for :) I used the tour as my opportunity to ask almost all of my questions. In fact, the interviewer spoke so much more than I did, and was very nice and honest about everything too. After seeing the apartment-style housing (which by the way smelled really nice) and walking around everywhere in the cozy campus, the last stop of my tour ended at the interviewer's office. Here, she asked me the one *real* interview question, which was: ''Why pharmacy? What brought you to this career?'' To be honest, this has been the most difficult interview question for me to answer during my preparations, so if you have problems answering this one, it's okay because you're not alone! Strangely enough, my answer during the interview COMPLETELY blew myself away, as it came out all naturally and fluently (and I SO wish I could remember what I said!). I could tell my interviewer liked my response also, because after I finished, she even went into why SHE pursued a PharmD! Anyways, after this whole craziness, my interviewer began to emphasize the stress and workload at the school, but also that there are ample student services offered for anyone who wishes to obtain help. She also showed me the Pharmacotherapeutics book, telling me that by the P2 year, students must be more mature and professional in terms of self-learning, and to not expect to be spoon-fed everything. The bottom line is that the professor is there, but ultimately it is up to the students to put in what they want to get out. Because MCP-Worcester is accelerated, therapeutics, stress, and the intense curriculum and student attrition were the center of focus for a good 15 minutes or so. I did say one thing that I believe the interviewer liked a lot, and that was that the program is ''accelerated, not abbreviated.'' There are no shortcuts or anything, just brute motivation and determination to get through a tough program and to become the very best pharmacist you can be. After all, we are in this to serve patients and health professionals in the future, so why not push ourselves for a few years and live the rest of our lives knowing that we can? All in all, I had a wonderful time. I gave it my very best, and was officially accepted four days later on December 4. Hope this helped, and I wish you luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Crowne Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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