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  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Group interview: What do you think about Plan B? What do you think about Walmart's $4 prescription? What do you think about having alcohol and smoking stuff in the pharmacy store?" Report Response

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

"Student interview: Why pharmacy? Why MD? Why not medical? What would be your greatest sacrifice by coming here? What are your strength and weaknesses? What do you do in your spare time? Are you part of any organizations?" Report Response

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

"Faculty interview: Is there anything you would like to tell me about yourself that you think would help you in getting accepted? What did you think of your day so far, what about the essay you wrote? What did you write about?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were a pharmacist, and a patient comes in w/ a prescription with what you thought was a lethal dosage. You call the doctor and still the doctor tells you to fill it. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do if you don't get accepted into Maryland (this is not the most difficult question for me, but it was hard to answer because...if I don't get into MD, which is my first choice, I'd go somewhere else...and finding a nice way of saying, I'm sorry, I wouldn't apply to your school again, was not easy)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and practicing questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were very organized, with presentation, and time." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area...and I had my interview on what is considered, so far, the coldest day of the year. I was also surprised that not all the classes were held in one building. If you are a more campus person (I'm from UMCP, where there is a physical campus) it could be hard to get used to. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the one on one interview with the student, was much less conversational. Very much question and answer, which confused me slightly. Of my 3 interviews, this was the only one, not conversational. It made me feel like I did something wrong to have such a serious interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We sat around talking to everyone in a conference like room. Someone comes in to talk about the interview day, the new campus @ Shady Grove, the acceptance rate, and how soon we would hear from them. Then we separated into different groups. I had my group interview first. There are about 6 interviewees, and two students. Very informal, you can speak up and answer questions if you like, but there was no pressure. It's a good time to see how you interact in a group setting. Essay is 45 minutes long. You read an article and respond to it. You can write in pen or pencil. Student interview can be one-on-one or with two students. A lot of the ethical questions are asked during this time. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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