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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why Pharmacy? Why Shenandoah?" Report Response

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

"If you knew a fellow student was plagerizing a group paper, what would you do? " Report Response

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

"If you were involved in a misfill at the pharmacy, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you heard of pharmacogenomics? (In regards to their new program)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you guess pharmacogenetics means?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read the school website, talked with my pharmacist who graudated from the college 2 years prior. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was much more relaxed than the other interview I had been on. The secretary was very nice. Since I was over an hour early, she let me do the writing section while I waited for the student and professor to get done with class. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The faculty were unsure as to whether I would be going to their Winchester Campus or their Joint program campus if accepted. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What pharmacogenomics is. How their program is the first to start teaching about it and it's practice in pharmacy. How they have a joint program with George Mason University and some of their classes are through telecommunication broadcasts. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived an hour early, and did the written section of the interview. There were two choices for the essay. I chose the topic of: Do you think personal values and professional values should ever be separated? If so when, why, etc. Then after completing that section, I had my interview with a student and facutly member. The interview went really well, I wasn't nervous and they talked to me as if I was one of their friends or colleagues. It's important to talk back and keep the conversation going so it's not just a "question answer" interview. The more you make it into a conversation, the better you will be scored. I would say it's important to emphasize things that the interviewer says that shows you understand exactly what it is they are talking about. During my interview, the faculty member told me " remember, there are no right or wrong answers here, these questions don't really apply to how you would be as a pharmacist in the real world". When you are in your interview, be aware of these little traps, once you answer a question, don't change it just because of a statement like this, just reinforce your answer again. BTW, I just got my e-mail of acceptance into this school. So Good Luck on your interviews!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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