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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

3

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)?

"Why the career change -- Why pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"How does a clinical/hospital pharmacist justify their employment and value to the institution? [stated more elegantly than that]" Report Response

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

"They wanted to hear a lot about my research experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I'd ever been to Pompeii." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who [and why] should bear the cost of transfering primary care responsibilities to pharmacies." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, reviewed pharmCAS essay, supplemental. Tried to become familiar with all the repercussions of Bush's 2007 budget proposal." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers [3] had really done their homework. They didn't only have my materials in front of them, they had gone over them previously and had their own notes/summaries about me. They were genuinely interested in ME as a whole applicant." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm somewhat familiar with the health sciences building, so this came as no surprise. . .The infrastructure appears a bit run-down. Additionally, I was disappointed to find that they were not going to have all the notifications sent out until late April -- and even that was 'hopeful'." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The essay was much less 'stressful' than I expected it to be. Everyone was very nice, from the tour guide to the interviewing panel. The interview itself was thorough, tough, but genuinely fair and balanced. I thought they did a fantastic job." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

na

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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