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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Amarillo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"The SOP question: "Please take a few minutes to tell me about yourself."" Report Response

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

"What health care experience do you have that you feel qualifies you to enter a Pharm D program?" Report Response

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

"The first semester is 22 hours and requires a significant transition from undergraduate course work. How do you manage your time and do you believe you'll be able to handle the course load?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The most thought provoking question I was asked was concerning the moral delimma of the plan B contraceptive and the refusal of certain pharmacists to dispense the drug. (If you are serious about pharmacy, you should have no problem answering a question like this)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, I didn't consider anything to be truly "difficult." For most people, I can see the "tell me about yourself" question being the most difficult, especially since it was the first one in the queue." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"First, I read the school's website and everything that they had available on-line about it (which I'd estimate that a significant portion of the people had not read past the pre-requisites page). In addition, I took a tour of the school over a month before the interview and took a look around Amarillo (both of which helped a lot and made the day easier already being familiar with the facilities and the area). Finally, I had the opportunity to speak with a current student at the school and was able to review former interview feedback beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"As I believe I read on SDN feedback before, the school interviews you and allows you the opportunity to interview it. If you are ready for the pharmacy profession and truly possess all the requisite skills, you should have no trouble with the interview process. As far as people complaining about Amarillo... I'm not exactly sure what these individuals expect to do with their nightlife, but I personally felt Amarillo had plenty to offer to almost anyone (perhaps night-club goers aside). The staff was very helpful and they stuck to the schedule they had set forth prior. They acknowledge the difficulty of their interview process and take every measure to make it as easy for interviewees as possible. Take advantage of all of the assistance that they offer to you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing to do with the school or the area in general." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There were no large surprises. If you didn't bother to read the website and learn about the school, you are in for a lot of surprises in terms of the school's approach." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First off, I'd like to say that this school does indeed have a very unique set of interviewing criteria. If you aren't prepared or serious about pharmacy, it's going to show - no question about it. There were, however, no unreasonable questions or expectations. The California logic test was indeed challenging with some questions being similar to the reading comprehension section of the PCAT. It's a small portion of the interview grade and certainly nothing to fret over. The group project was a great success because I was fortunate enough to have excellent and level-headed group members and everyone was comfortable speaking with one another. The faculty questioning of the presentation was tough, but again, we handled it very well as a group. On the other hand, with this being the first interview date of 2007, I was shocked at how many people were not serious about Tech as their choice for pharmacy school. Although only one person said it to me directly, I overheard multiple individuals stating that this school was their "back-up" while they waited to hear from UT or UH or T A&M, which I found a bit disrespectful to the school and an uneducated statement considering all that tech has to offer. All in all, like the PCAT, I did my best to prepare for the interview and my preparation resulted in a very good experience and a low stress level throughout." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

Best Western Inn Amarillo

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2007

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

10 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?

9 out of 10

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