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  • Temple University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Philadelphia
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. Why pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"The difference between a Pharm D. and Ph.D. How many registered drugs are there on the U.S. market?" Report Response

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

"Any pharmacy experience? How do you think you will learn about the various drugs in pharmacy School? by class of drug)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What happened in the year 2000 that caused a 200 fold increase from 500 to about 10,000 in the number of drug classes?(Answer involved completion of the Human Genome Project.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you heard about any new drug developments in the news recently? (Wish I had prepared for this one.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied some pharmacy facts and figures. I did research on the school itself. Prepared by studying past questions on the student doctor network." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and staff seen very helpful and caring towards students. Professors seemed very enthusiastic about teaching pharmacy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is very small and crammed, and not on main campus. It is also not technologically advanced. The tour guide seemed discouraging. North Philadelphia is not a good area worse than any I've seen in the Bronx, where I grew up." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Although it is one of the top 50 schools in the nation, be prepared for living off campus. Our guide made it clear that given the area that is your best option." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the interview went very well, but I was turned off by our tour guide. And have decided to no longer make Temple a first choice school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wyndham

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2006

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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