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  • Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Winchester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 would you want to come to this college when you live so far away? (I live in a western state)." Report Response

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

"Have you done any volunteer work? What are your hobbies? Have you ever worked in a team or group setting? What role did you play? " Report Response

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

"What would you do if a student in your group were caught plagiarizing his part of the project? (I said I would talk to them about it, tell them to fix it, to which she said): What if you discovered this at 10:00 p.m. and it is due the next day at 8:00 a.m.? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you noticed that a pharmacist had alcohol on his/her breath how would you handle the situation? and then, What if the person was diabetic and their blood sugar was just low (affecting the smell of their breath)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (the interview forums), thought about the questions a lot; didn't do any mock interviews to avoid sounding rehearsed (but I suggest doing at least 1 mock interview)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very nice. Took a lot of stress away, kept me from having a breakdown. Beautiful area, rural." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is very small (1 building), but I hear this is common ammong many pharmacy schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my hands sweat when I'm nervous and that it sucks to shake hands with someone who has sweaty hands; also, it seemed that they expected questions to be asked, and I didn't really have any. Other than that, not too much. This forum prevented any big surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was at 9:00 a.m.; I got there about 10 mins. early. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, and it was litteraly a 4 min. drive to the school (I found the school the night before, which I recommend). I met with the 2 interviewers, (both women and both very nice); we sat in some chairs in an alcove in a hallway (not an office). They asked me about 10 questions, (I suck at small talk(!) so it only took like 20 mins); then I was given a tour by the student. After that I was given 30 min to write an essay. I think the question I chose (there were 2 to choose from) was "If a patient is having a hard time affording their meds, should they obtain them from a foreign country if they can get them cheaper that way?" I turned it in, said goodbye and was told to expect results in 2 weeks. I was very dissapointed on the way home. I thought for sure I blew the interview. I was nervous, stumbling over my answers and sounding like an idiot, even though the interviewers were patient and seemed understanding. I was shocked when I checked my email 8 days later to find and email letting me know I got in. Miracles do happen." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

IAD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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