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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Pomona
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 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?

Open file

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

"Why WU pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" Report Response

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

"If you had someone in a group who was absent or wasn't contributing, what would you do? Note: WU assigns yearlong groups, and you CANNOT change members or kick anyone out, for any reason." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Given a stripped down, mini-case study on paper. Had to explain which drug or combination A, B, C, etc to give based on some information." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The case study, as it was unexpected. Not really hard, but you must use logic and defend your decision." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, spoke to WU pharm grad, read applications, read WU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very responsive and nice, from the P1 students helpings, to the interviewees." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area around is not the best. Boarded up homes, bars on windows, graffiti, trash in the area, etc. Not the worst neighborhood, but not the best." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A street leading to the school was blocked off by a flea market. Just give plenty of time to become familiar with the area. Parking on the weekends is free, and the 1 or 2 hr spots are all day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They appear to be changing the essay questions, so no way to prepare. c/o 2013: over 1800 applicants (similar this yr), 430 interviewed, 92% with bachelor's. Interviewed with 1 faculty and 1 student. 2 weeks to know if you're in. Given a nice booklet titled 'Interview Day Orientation and Admissions Guidebook,' containing useful information. 30 students were admitted after the 1st interview, with 90 remaining seats for the 3 interviews (including 01/30). 1st yr has modified blocks with 10/yr, 18 days duration, 6hrs/day, only 1 subject. Every 5th and 10th blocks are review. Remediation rate approx 2%. Score needed to pass a class, 90%. Given a total of 3 chances to obtain this score. 45% of last yr's grads are working in a community pharmacy, 24% in a hospital, 3% academic pharmacy, 6% clinic based pharmacy, 9% indep community practice. Approx 23% of grads are in a residency. Was accepted 7 full business days post-interview via email." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?


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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

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?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No need to read verbatum from the guidebook. Yes, a lady literally read to us from this booklet they gave us. Very picky about pre-requisites, perhaps reconsider your policy to allow for resonable substitions?" Report Response

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