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  • California Northstate College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Elk Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 faculty members: chair of admission, and chair of clinical sciences

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)?

"What do you think of team-based learning?" Report Response

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

"Why Pharmacy and why CNCP?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you not pursue a PhD? (I had 4 years plus experience)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. Very general questions. Based on your responses, they may ask you to elaborate." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, visit their website, get to know their program. One week prior to interview, they emailed the interviewees an article. Read it ahead of time and be prepared to take a personal and a group quiz." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean showed up and spent lots of time with the students during the team-based learning exercise. The student/faculty relationship. Everyone was very friendly and close." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is just a two-story building like a commercial business lease. The library is not much a library but just one small room with few books. There is no gym or other amenities for that matter, things that you would hope to take advantage of for paying the tuition. But this is not a big deal; after all, we are there for the PharmD degree." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How general the questions would be; so it's really in your hands of what you want to bring up for discussion/conversation. So just relax and practice on the oral communication skills. I think that's what they are mainly looking for." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Some interviews were only 20mins long. Mine lasted for 45 mins because I was in the last group and I was the last to leave within my group. I had a few questions to ask them and they didn't rushed their answers although we both knew the alloted time was up. Just relax and be genuine. Practice on the articulation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2010

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they respond pretty fast." Report Response

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