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  • Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Auburn University
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell about yourself; tell about contributions to the community; tell about accomplishments; tell about interest in pharmacy." Report Response

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

"Why should HSOP accept you? What do you know about HSOP? Why are you interested in pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Know pharmacy issues (current events, etc). What was a life-changing experience for you? What was a life-shaping event for you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're on a plane and it crashes into the ocean. There's one life boat with only 10 spots while there are 13 people who survived the crash. What do you do/ who gets on the boat?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a life-changing moment." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I obtained interview questions from friends who had already interviewed at HSOP, I practiced interviewing with my boyfriend and got his feedback, I practiced in front of the mirror, I researched HSOP (, I looked around the forums here at SDN, and I made sure to know about current events in pharmacy by looking at articles on the ASHP website ( Note: I did all of this the day before or day of the interview; I only spent enough time preparing to where I felt more confident." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The environment was as relaxed as possible; the people at HSOP were approachable and very easy to talk to. I really felt like they wanted us to do well and didn't want anyone to be stressed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing; waiting to hear back will be difficult because I would really like to go to HSOP. I should know via e-mail within two weeks." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really. For those of you who are stressed out about your future interview at HSOP, these people are friendly and interested in what you have to say, so be yourself. Make sure you come with some questions in order to facilitate conversations. Don't over-prepare because there is no way you can be perfectly ready." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Here is the itinerary: -Dean speaks with interviewees as a group -Overview of student affairs -Group activity: you're split into small groups and asked to solve a problem (this is to assess your group cooperation skills and thought process; there's generally no single correct answer) -Lunch with current pharmacy students (it was fun to talk to them, make sure to think of questions) -Interviews (about 1 hr), Tour of HSOP, Photograph, White Coat Fitting -Closing remarks, we were let out at about 3pm Everything was very calming." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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