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  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Can you talk about a current health issue that you've read or watched on TV? What are things to consider when receiving an order over the telephone and before you dispense the medication to a patient?" Report Response

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

"Some of the money we pay for medications go to ads. Is that fair for patients, who are the consumers and end up having to pay for their medications?" Report Response

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

"What are the duties of a clinical pharmacist, and how is it different than retail? How can you incoporate clinical aspects of pharmacy into a retail setting?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions that pertained to my personal file (they look into detail at the essays you've written)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What if a patient came to you and asked you why their medication is so expensive, what would you say to him/her? What if they insisted that they can purchase the same medication in Canada/Mexico for only $30 (vs in the US it is $200)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW website, practiced with family and friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is absolutely beautiful! The whole interview process was really organized. Also, the Associate Dean was one of the faculty who conducted the interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Student lounge was really small, with only 2 computers and a printer. There was enough space to seat 5 students and I heard it's always very warm and stuffy in the room." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing surprised me really. Some of the questions were really tough, but you just have to try your best to answer them in an organized manner." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The room where we wrote the essay was really small. The 4 of us went in and began writing, and the entire time I heard the pencils scraping the papers which really distracted me. You just have to zone out. All 4 of us had different topics: 1) Is smaller class size better for learning or larger class size (also take into consideration the higher cost of having smaller class size because the school has to hire more faculty) 2) Should pharmacies sell tobacco to raise revenue? 3) If you backed up into a parked car, what information would you leave behind? (This was a really odd question). 4) What should a patient ask their pharmacists when they pick up their prescription? The faculty was really nice, except at times during the interview it seemed more confrontation and intimidating than a casual conversation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

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

What airport did you use?

SEA

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/10/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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