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  • Washington State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Spokane
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Gist of the essay: As much as we strive for perfection, it is impossible to be an expert at everything. Describe an aspect of your life that you are still trying to master." Report Response

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

"Where in the list of schools you applied to does WSU stand?" Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked a question about physician-assisted suicide (legal in Oregon). I believe the wording was something like "If you were given a prescription to fill a lethal dose of morphine to a patient, what would you do?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Refer to most interesting question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, 3 previous interviews, read the school's website, looked over my professional goals statement, drilled/tried to familiarize myself with faculty members' research interests, subscribed to Drug Topics, listened to podcasts on medicine/pharmacy updates." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The building I interviewed in housed nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy, which really facilitates a communication/camaraderie between all of these health-care disciplines." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was an out-of-state interviewer, so I was interviewed in Spokane instead of Pullman. From what I understand, Pullman is somewhat desolate compared to Spokane. Also, I was not offered a tour of the Spokane facilities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You are only given 15 minutes for your essay!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Flew to Spokane, spent the weekend with relatives in Idaho, returned to Spokane for the interview, got there early, so I was asked to complete my essay before my interview which sort of caught me off-guard. I was given a bottle of water (nice gesture) :) Then I was interviewed by 2 faculty members from a list of scripted questions. I was scored as I spoke which was sort of strange. Afterwards, they asked me if I had any questions for them and then told me that it wouldn't be considered in my scoring, which also seemed kind of strange. I received my acceptance on 4/12 and the letter was dated 4/9." Report Response

Tour and Travel

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

GEG

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/05/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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