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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

40 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)?

"Why Pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Why University of Tennessee?" Report Response

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

"If we had only one spot left and a dozen qualified applicants, why should we give that spot to you and not them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We wrote an on-site essay, very easy and simple. In my essay I wrote about a local experience with a pharmacy that was under-fire by the FBI. They were very intrigued by that and asked me questions in regards to the case and situation." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None; The questions were very laid-back and personal. This wasn't an interview to test you, it was to get to know you." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock Interviews and SDN Interview Feedbacks." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so nice! This school is a professional school. You are not dealing with under-grad riff-raff, you are surrounded by other Pharmacy students, Dental students, and Medical students. The facilities are really nice and the faculty takes the time to get to know you. They offer a massive amount of support for their students, facilities, and faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area; Memphis is the arm-pit of Tennessee. I was looking at apartments near the campus and everything is section-8 living (government assisted living). There are continuous complaints of roaches and theft by tenants. Also, there's nothing but fried chicken and gas stations in the area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I wanted to go there. I cried as I drove into the state. I called my best friend and sobbed to her over the phone about how much I hated the state, especially being only a few miles into Memphis. But once I went on the tour and saw how delightful the college is, my emotions did a 180 and I found myself constantly saying, "when can I start"?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We were given a small packet to fill out. It contained a couple short answer questions. They used this during the interview. Then we were given an informational presentation that talked about the school and gave us a bit of a background on our presenter, Dr. Eoff. Afterwards, P1 and P2 students gave us a tour of the facilities. This is where the magic began and I guarantee you will fall in love with the school. The enthusiasm of the tour guides was by far contagious. After the long (1.5 hours) tour, you sit and wait for your name to be called. Our tour ran long and they rushed us from one building to another. My interview ran long because I talk a lot I guess and they seemed to show interest in me, so they asked several personal-related questions. Afterwards, you eat a lot of fried food and cobbler, while listening to various speakers talk about things such as the PharmD/PhD program, financial aid, and boasting of the schools ego." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn (keep your shoes on)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/08/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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