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  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Kansas City
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

""Tell us about a time when you had to pay attention to detail to complete a task" Again, how the heck would anyone know how to answer any of these "tell us about a time" questions on the spot without knowing them beforehand? Good for me I hope." Report Response

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

""Why pharmacy?""Why UMKC?"" Report Response

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

"Essay question: Write about a time when you had to ask questions of a lot of people to resolve a dilemma. Who did you talk to? What was the result?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Tell us about a time when you did the right thing, when it wasn't popular" --All of the formal interview questions began with "Tell us about a time when..." It's interesting, because I know there were like 50 students who didn't have a clue what to say; I would have been the same if I didn't see the questions beforehand on SDN" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Sadly, "Tell us about a time when you had to use common sense combined with your academics" Having no pharm experience did not help here. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Searched SDN, went over my questionaire, UMKC web site, got a good night's sleep, ate a good breakfast. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty was extremely friendly; they seemed like they wanted me to get accepted, which helped to calm my nerves. One student even told me that he knew I was getting in already, but I think he was just trying to give me a confidence boost." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

" I would say that the facility is old, but it doesn't matter, because the new health sciences building is opening in 2007, so no big deal. During the pharmacy preview party, there was a search form we had to fill out, writing down where the classrooms and bathrooms were. Lame! And there were only 2 alumni present, and everyone needed their sig on the form, and the dean...long waits doing nothing! 5 years to complete a pharmD degree, and no way you can do it in any less time, even with half of the first year completed already @ another school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you don't have to put change in the meter on Saturday...I was freaking out for like 10 minutes asking ppl for change..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The night before we had a pharmacy school preview party, with a tour, a chance to meet the Dean, students, faculty, and alumni. This was extremely helpful to get a feel of what was going to happen the next morning. The morning of the interview, first we went to the computer lab to write an essay for 30 minutes. After that was the actual interview, in which they asked the questions below. The faculty seemed to be the head interviewer, and it seemed like she was the most interested in what I had to say as well. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

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

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/01/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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