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  • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Duluth
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"If one of your classmates was giving other students an update of a fellow student that was in the hospital by sharing details of his condition, would that be okay?" Report Response

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

"What challenges will the field of pharmacy see in the future?" Report Response

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

"Who is a person in the field you admire?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is a person in the field you admire?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What challenges will the field of pharmacy see in the future?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website, but mostly I relied on my own knowledge of my work experience and my long academic history. I went in telling myself, "You already know the answers to the questions."" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of everyone there and the shared enthusiasm about the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer was a faculty researcher who did not have much contact with the Pharm.D. students other than to guide them through the Pharm.D. thesis so he could not tell me much about the school and program. The facilities were also not incredibly impressive, but they will suffice :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The amazing research some of the faculty is doing. I have similar interests so it would have been great to bring that up in the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, this is my top choice school. Initially it wasn't but after seeing how much the students love their program and all of the organizations and community involvement students are a part of, I know it is the school I most want to attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

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