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  • Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Philadelphia
Individual Feedback 2 33 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 1
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.63 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 33

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 33

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 15
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 33
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 33
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 24
Closed file 8

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.52 33

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

"1) how will you contribute to make the field better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy & tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a lot of applicants, why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever worked in a group where someone was not pulling their weight? What did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to overcome an issue in a group project? I was a little thrown off by this one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your opinion on teamwork" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep yourself in touch with the pharmacy professsion? Basically, they're looking for networking and having mentors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you release stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What work/life experiences other than the ones stated in your personal statement helped you learn something about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, Why pharmacy, who do you prioritize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If admitted, what do you plan to do with your PharmD degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy/Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself; why Jefferson" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you prioritize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. Why did you choose Jefferson? Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about Jefferson appeals to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any question about the school or the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy? Why Jefferson? I see you're from Southern California, what makes you want to go all the way across the country to Jefferson University? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"2) Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Qualities in a good pharmacist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient could not read his or her medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two qualities of teamwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and more importantly why pharmacy at Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were working on a group project and you encountered issues, how did you solve these issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about group projects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient was not able to read the prescription bottle you were providing them with? (i.e. illiterate)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your most difficult situation you faced and what have you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Jefferson School of Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than your current job, what pharmacy experience have you had? How could you get more experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you work in a group? What kind of responsibility/role did you have within a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you work in a team" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in this situation: 1.) You are putting a lot of effort in a class, but you are just not getting the materials and receiving poor-mediocre marks. 2.) Someone in your group is not motivated and not pulling their weight in a project." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to succeed under the academic rigors of pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do with your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about pharmacy experience I've had and what I gained out of it/what I learned." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in a group setting usually?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any Pharmacy experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a situation in which you had to overcome a frustrating situation, either at work or school, and how you were able to over come it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to the weather in Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to apply to Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We've received over 1000 applications this year. Tell us why we should pick you? What qualities do you possess that make you unique in this applicant pool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the leader of a group where the members were not motivated, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what type of working environment you would enjoy working ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance school-life and deadlines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Jefferson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep in touch with field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Jefferson has a lot of qualified applicants, why should we choose to accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a client with some kind of disability (eg hearing or vision impaired), how can you help them receive and understand instructions/information you are trying to give them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go into a little more detail in regards to your major and coursework in your major." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you work in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(if you've worked in a pharmacy) What is the best or worst aspects of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with your PharmD? Tell me about your pharmacy experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience you had working with a difficult person" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans after you get your PharmD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your position in a group setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since (insert graduation date)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient didn't understand how to take their medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to make a difficult decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your the major that you declared for (mine was biology) relate to pharmacy (if it does at all? How does math and chemistry fit in with pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a question you wish that I would ask you on this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to ensure your success in pharmacy school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (I asked a lot of questions. Come prepared with GOOD questions about the school, curriculum, faculty, etc. to show you're interested in their school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you put any thought into what program of Pharmacy you would like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"if a preceptor wanted you do dispense a medication that was toxic or bad for the patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two qualities that working in a group teaches you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some characteristics of a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two qualities of group works" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient came into pick up their prescription but could not read the pill bottle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 2 qualities of a good group for a group project." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient was not able to read the prescription bottle you were providing them with? (i.e. illiterate)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a question you thought I would ask but didn't? Then answer that question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you typically take in group settings? How do you motivate other group members?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were straightforward and none were tricky or challenging." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you form relationships with people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is you favorite professor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What Questions do you have for me? This was an interesting question becuase it was the very first question the interviewer asked me. I sat down ready to be interviewed, and the first thing she said is what questions do I have. This should give you a feel for how laid back the faculty and admissions is. Really nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were or currently are a mentor for someone, what would you want to teach them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were either about pharmacy or about me (personal stuff like what I did in specific situations)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? (they were able to answer all the questions that I had, which helped a lot to ease my stress since I wasn't the only one talking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you're from _____, that's quite away from Philadelphia. How do you see yourself adjusting to the environment? How will you adjust to being away from your family? How challenging will the transition from being an undergraduate to a graduate student be? (Compounded question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you score so low on verbal and reading comprehension on the PCAT? (Well.. I expected that it'll come up since it was open file so I was prepared for it!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the thing you enjoyed most during your undergrad both academically and of your extra-curricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we pick you over other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, it was pretty traditional" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep in touch with field of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to overcome an issue in a group project? I was a little thrown off by this one" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 qualities you think a pharmacist should have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Its always hard to describe yourself to make yourself sound good but not cocky." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be ready to answer questions about some of your grades during undergrad. I got a D in physics but I retook it. They asked me why I got that D." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions. I was also not asked about grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was something specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you approach people you don't know? (I stumbled with this question because it was so general, but I recovered myself eventually.. haha)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult, they asked why pharmacy, and if I would fit into their program. The Why pharmacy question can be difficult if you only want to be in the field for selfish reasons, then that would be the most difficult question in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time in the last six months where you had to solve a problem and how you handled it ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you earn your degree from JSP, after your career, how do you want people to look back at your service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"She asked me how I specifically helped people during my pharmacy experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to make a difficult decision? I was not expecting that question but I came up with a great answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Think back to a time where you had a disagreement with a professor and how you resolved that situation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"(1st question of the interview ... right after I sat down) We received well over 1500 applications for 75 seats. Why should we choose you? (I was surprised and stumbled a bit, but I managed to regain my calmness)" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why should we pick you?".. I know this is a very generic question but I have trouble w/ it! After I told him my qualities, he still wasn't convinced and asked me 3 times! hahahaa... He was cool though. He gave me quite a few chances to express myself. Remember to always give examples and backups for everything you say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself.~ It seemed like such a simple question, but you want to give a complete synopsis of yourself and your accomplishments." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Worked on my speaking speed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN posts" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN had all the questions they asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, wrote down the most popular questions and my probable answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Using interview feedback, there were only two additional questions that were not on the interview feedback section" More from this Member | Report Response

"Answered a ton of practice questions and did mock interviews through my school career center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read what was on the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN interview reviews, typed out answers to common questions and reviewed them, ran through a casual mock interview with another person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared my own questions, wrote answers and went over them many times." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Section" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, most of questions were mentioned on SDN, it not all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare. I wanted to come in not sounding rehearsed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, wrote down lots and lots of questions to ask of them" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN helped a lot! I compiled a list of about 35 questions and practiced with friends and family and in front of the mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched the school, reviewed my application and reflected upon my experiences and motivations" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, sample online graduate school interview questions, friends who currently attend pharmacy school.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studying common graduate school questions and also the interview feedback on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Watch Obama Speak, study the school, SDN, and remember my past experiences in school, life and pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practiced reading my pharmacy application outloud, made sure I practiced speaking outloud. Student feedback had excellent advice." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback! About 80% of the interview questions were from this site! And mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, talked alot in the mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my speaking skills, practiced with questions like: what was my favorite course in college, why Jefferson (basically very general questions). Also ate a good breakfast and got lots of sleep the night before (didn't want look tired). " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent information from SDN forum. Each morning, I ask myself 1 possible interview question, then come up with various answers for that question. Mock interview with myself in front of a mirror the night before the interview. Good breakfast. Talk to other interviewees to relax my nerves before interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback! Practice mock interviews with friends and family. Research the highlights and missions of the school, city, everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there was so supportive and helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was warm and nice i'm not even kidding. Even the security guards were happy and nice to speak to" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff is very nice, surrounding area is nice, facilities are ok" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was, students and the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculties are really nice and they are really trying to help you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff was all very friendly and students were excited to show us the campus and the highlights of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is gorgeous and everyone that I met that day was so nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness off the current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The class size is small and Jefferson really focuses on making sure their students do well. They also have really nice simulation facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the interviwer" More from this Member | Report Response

"how relaxed the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical focus of school, collaborative teaching approach with Medical, Nursing, and Therapy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"School location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, the staff, the hospital affiliation, everything honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness and stress free interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice new building where they have the lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked what the strengths and weaknesses of the program were and I received 100% honest answers with no sugar coating." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice and easy going. The interview was more like a conversation; I think I asked the 2nd interviewer more questions than she asked me. The facilities and campus location are also nice. Jefferson is also very quick with their response. I received my acceptance 11 days after my interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed very dedicated, sincere, and eager to be of help. My first interviewer told me a lot of positive things about their program- they seemed to really want to make their program become something great, and I think that it will." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was extremely nice and responsive. I liked the conversation-style of the interview. They did not just spit out questions after questions, but one of them was really responsive towards my answers to her questions. She commented on my response in a positive light which eased my nerves a bit. Even the receptionist was welcoming! They all seemed to be well-qualified and have previous experience from other institutions. Current students said that the faculty knows all their students and calls them by their name, which can be intimidating. But coming from a big university, I feel like I didn't really have that close relationship with my professors. I like the variety of IPPE sites offered and the program overall. Liked the area.. I am looking forward to the urban feel but also living in a safer part of the city. Everything is pretty much walking distance as I could just roll out of bed and go to class if I wanted. Aside from the academic/school-related questions, the meeting with current students helped with questions you may not feel comfortable asking faculty members.. social atmosphere, housing situations, etc. Facilities were nice and close. The simulation rooms were great and there's Harvey the pharm dummy? Two other current students joined the tour and all four of them seemed really close and joked around.. so yay for camaraderie! I hope to have that close-knit community with my future class too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools location, the interviewing process and also the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school responds very quickly, except at the very en, to notify me of my acceptance. The other other interview dates found out they were accepted in 4-13 days. My group still hasn't found out if they were accepted, and its day 12. The only reason I know I got in is because I emailed the assistant dean and asked him. they are very nice and quick to respond in general. Campus is really integrated into the city, faculty is very kind, hospital is on campus, it's in the middle of the city, lots of things to do and places to eat. Lots of diversity in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the school is situated right in the city where there is a major hospital within walking distance. That the students who conducted the interview were happy with the school even though it is relatively new. That the clinical rotations are scheduled to be coordinated through the school. That it is a real city where you will see a heterogeneous mix of individuals and professionals walking about. That the class size is around 75 students and there is a lot of interaction as we were told by students and professors since they want this school to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student's Q&A. They gave me the most insight on what it would be like to be a student there. The school really pushes interdisciplinary relationships which I love." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice and friendly. I was very nervous going in but the interview was much more laid back then I anticipated" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the atmosphere of the school and that all of the buildings of the school were close by (walking distance)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Jefferson is extremely fast with everything, I got my acceptance letter a week after my interview. The people there were very nice too." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was laid back interview to help me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area, everything is walking distance, the dorms were clean and all apartment style, there is a gym in the basement of each dorm, the hospital facility, the faculty members were very nice and professional, the cafeteria food smelled good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely quick responses. I sent in PharmCas late (2/02/09), submitted short supplemental application (2/23), received interview invitation (3/06), had my interview (3/14), and received my acceptance (3/23). The staff were so nice, Erica (one of the secretaries) chatted with us while we waited for our interviews. That helped me a lot! The program is really awesome, a lot of real world experience over the 4 years, not just on the 4th year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, admissions committee and the current students were fabulous and extremely nice! Curriculum has a very innovative aspect where it puts you in a group with students from other health disciplines and assigns you to work with a patient who has a chronic illness. This definitely exposes you to more patient care starting year 1! The atmosphere of the school and city were very lively. Food and restaurants at every corner. Everything is walking distance! Guaranteed on-campus housing for first year students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very organized, the students and faculty were very friendly and easy to talk to. The location of the school was also very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It felt a little disorganized and we didn't have an itinerary for the day or a folder to look through so it was a little awkward during the introduction and powerpoint presentation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest drawback is that it's such a new school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is nice but it doesn't seem to put emphasis on helping students who are interested in research as there are not a lot of open opportunities. It also seems to be a bit out of my price range." More from this Member | Report Response

"Instructions given for my interview were incorrect and I ended up going to the wrong building and was late for the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"New school" More from this Member | Report Response

"cost of tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not take a tour of buildings - dorms, library, classrooms, gym... b/c it was 9 in the morning and they weren't open!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Must maintain 3.0 gpa to stay in the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student who took us on the tour wasn't very helpful in answering our questions. I could sense some insecurity in her responses. The way she carried out the tour was also confusing and a bit frustrating- she seemed unsure of where next to take us, and it took a while for her to actually get us inside one of the rooms. I didn't particularly like the facilities because they felt somewhat cramped and old- especially when walking through the flight of stairs (If I remember correctly, the escalator or elevator was not working on that day). Also, I felt from both pharmacy students speaking to us that though they may be happy studying there, they also seemed worried or indefinite- whether that be personal or curriculum-imposed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour really didn't give me a firsthand experience of the residence halls/dorms, library, lecture halls. I just saw the exterior and/or glimpse of the gym, pool and simulation labs. Living in the city would be expensive in general. The weather in Philly was freezing (note that I'm from Cali) but nothing I can't get used to. Obviously, there will be adjustments over the years but they are open to change and care a lot about student opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"The on-campus dorms" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is very new which has pros and cons, Living on campus will cost you at least $1000 a month, there was a rat in my hotel that had me on my bed screaming like a girl, and I wish the tour was more in depth, we saw the campus, and the apartments, but not the class, or library, or cafeteria, or the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in the city and that can be expensive to live there in terms of rent. At the same time, you can walk anywhere. That it is perhaps going to be too much money to have a car because of parking. The fact that some of the class rooms don't look as up to date as other schools with wi-fi and outlet plugs. Doesn't look like students need lab tops during lecture." More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving through parts of Philly was a bit scary..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview process was a little disorganized, the students that took us on tours did not keep track of time. Also I didn't feel that the student question and answer session was very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer was very rude to me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have like to see inside more of the buildings on the tour. We got to see inside the apartment complex, but did not get to see the dorms, cafe, or inside the sites for the practical use." More from this Member | Report Response

"No free parking.... although, this is offset by the fact that you can walk everywhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the buildings were a little scattered around the blocks and it was on a street so you couldn't really park on the street and the parking lots are $5 for 30 mins." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is closed file and it's really laid-back kind of interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"About where to park." More from this Member | Report Response

"The basic layout of the campus and know exactly which building I was suppose to be at." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to be cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was so relaxed. It is more conversational and personal than grilling you and seeing how you are under stressful situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"that interview was very stressless" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; SDN feedback prepared me well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had known I would be called right away following the Q&A session- I had to use the laboratory at that time, and was about 5mins late coming into my interview. They end right at the time they're supposed to; they don't take the 30mins if that means the time would go over." More from this Member | Report Response

"How persistent they were about us asking questions! I wish I had more thoughtful questions to last the entire duration of the interview and tour.." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was one of the least stressful interviews I could imagine" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are rats in my hotel, and that I would be asking all the questions at one of the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be a relatively conversational tone in the interview. That the questions would be very direct. SDN is great to read through and very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had prepared more questions to ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to better prepare for the attitude the second interviewer was going to throw my way, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing it was everything I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back it would be, I was expecting to be questioned about grades and coursework, but did not get much of that. It would have been nice to know that so I did not stress out so much the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known Dr. S has a powerfully intense gaze. Her eyes seem like they saw into my soul. She played the "scary" interviewer, but she's nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was the best interview experience so far!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a good school with great students and staff . It's almost like a family" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school and staff, the interview was really relaxed and I heard back from them that same night!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Throughout my admission process, they were really nice and informing. At interview, it was one on one but really get to know you kind of question so my nervousness was gone by the time interview has started" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school. Got an acceptance letter less than a week after the interview. In an very opportunistic area." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by this school. They draw on a strong medical background and have brought in very high quality and experienced instructors and leaders from other Pharmacy schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school was fantastic. They don't have full accreditation yet, but give it a few years and they will be a leader in pharmacy education." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview with both people were very conversational. One of my interviewers was really nice. She asked me questions for like 5 minutes and I asked her questions for another 5 minutes. The rest of the time we were talking about the weather. Lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"The best way to prep is to make a list of questions and to practice speaking so that you don't sound rehearsed but you know what to say. Come up with at least 15 questions to ask the interviewers, or make them up as the interviewer is speaking. Basically, show them that you know a lot about the school and that you're very interested in going there. Remember to smile and speak a little slowly and confidently :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a generally good experience being able to visit the school and talk to the professors and students. I was nervous throughout the day and during the interview itself, but the professors can really see through us. So I guess I did well enough to have been admitted to the school. Good luck to you! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go to your interview a little bit early and talk with the prospective students.. you know, to scope out the competition. Haha kidding, but no really.. just talking to your peers who are going through the same stressful situation helped ease a lot of my nerves and kept my mind off different ways I can screw up." More from this Member | Report Response

"School is one of the better newer programs in my opinion. they breezed through the accreditation process, and will most likely get full accreditation with ease. They are very focused on integrated health care, and interdisciplinary learning, and the faculty is extremely responsive and nice. It is a true city campus, and would be a fun and opportunistic environment to learn in. Good luck to all that apply, hope this helps you as it did help me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although many on SDN have lauded Jefferson, it is only 2 years in the making. Just keep that in mind always, because this is your life(!). Also realize that there seem to be a lot of vocal/risk-taker/bold types who are here on SDN and were willing to go for a new school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a great and relaxed experience. The faculty was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed and pleased with how the interview went and they also offered me acceptance in 4 days so they work very quickly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two separate interviews. THe first was more concerned about my school aspects (stresses/group work) and the second was more concerned with my work experience. Overall, it was a nice experience, but the second interviewer made me feel very uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not be nervous. If you are nervous talk to your fellow interviewees. That is what I did and it took a load of pressure off. The interview is more like a conversation so dont be too nervous. Also If you have no pharmacy experience don't worry, I didn't and still got in!!! Just make sure you have excellent grades in college and that you do good on your PCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a really laid back interview and really helped to set the mood for the time I was there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school. My advice to an interviewee would be to just relax and be yourself (but not too much, don't talk like you're with your pals). Show enthusiasm and knowledge about the school, so that you can have questions to ask them (if you ask good question, they will talk about the program and won't ask you rapid questions!). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was VERY organized and prompt! We came and were split into two groups. I was in Group 1, so I took the writing test first, then participate in a Question and Answer session with current students, then interviewed separately with 2 faculty members (30 min. for each interviewer). For Group 2, it's vice versa, which means they got interviewed first, writing test, then Q & A session. At the end, both groups went on a campus and hospital tour! It was lovely. I got my acceptance email 11 days later! The fastest I've seen from other students was 1 week later!!! Good luck!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be nervous! The interviewing process was really laid back. Just try and relax and enjoy the whole experience." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 29
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 26
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.97 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 7
Out of state 25

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 8
2-3 hours 12
4-6 hours 4
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 12
Automobile 14
Train or subway 4
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 4
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Phil international airport

philly

PHL

Philadelphia International Airport

Phila

Philadelphia International

Philadelphia

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 12
Home 5
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.09 33

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.48 33

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.91 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.12 33

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they were great and very accomodating" More from this Member | Report Response

"For a new program they should do a better job selling their school to the people that interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The period of time in which we all sat and waited for our next event (the Q&A session, in my case) felt very quiet and tense. I think it would have been nice to fit in an info session or introduction from a faculty or staff member. We waited for about 30 mins feeling very nervous and bored. We would have benefited from having the info packet at the beginning, rather than at the end of our interview day- I really didn't get why they did it this way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions is very quick to respond, no major suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"More information about parking garages and deciding where would be the least expensive to park." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they are very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

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