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  • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Duluth
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

1

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 have you chosen pharmacy as your intended profession?" Report Response

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

"What have you done to prepare yourself for the rigors of pharmacy school?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your definition of caregiver, and how have you fulfilled this role in your life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I prepared for the interview by researching the school, it's curriculum and it's stragetic plan. I also made a list of interview questions posted on this website and methodically wrote out answers in order to focus my thoughts and ideas." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"As the pioneer of pharmaceutical care, the school offers outstanding opportunities to work with remarkable pharmacists at the top of their game. My interviewer kept the process rather conversational, and she effectively answered all my questions. I walked away feeling as if this was a world-class institution with outstanding faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wasn't as impressed with the labs as I had hoped to be. Compared with other top 5 schools, the lab seemed to be somewhat make-shift. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the student panel. The majority of the students were younger and more interested in talking about how much fun they have rather than what they thought of the program. I would have appreciated hearing more from older students who might have offered a different perspective on managing life and adult obligations as a pharmacy student. I was also disappointed in the lack of diversity of the panel. Every student but one was from Minnesota, and all went to small Minnesota state schools. Most of the students listening to the panel discussion were from out of state, and I would have found their comments most unhelpful. That said, I left the panel feeling that as a student you would be able to create your own niche and define your education at the U of M in whatever manner you choose." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had an outstanding interview experience thanks to the organization of the process. The adminstrative staff were a delight to work with, and I felt as if they were genuinely interested in each and every prospective student who was present." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2006

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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