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  • Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Baltimore
Individual Feedback 1 17 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 13
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.24 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.65 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.82 17

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 11
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 16
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 15
In a group 2

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 15
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.88 17

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

"Why Notre Dame" More from this Member | Report Response

"time management?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why is pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yoursel!f" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing about Pharmacy that you would least like it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy, why Notre Dame?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and why Notre Dame?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Group work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"something bout a class i did bad in" More from this Member | Report Response

"So how did you end up here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about pharmacy. Then the interviewer went into more specific questions regarding my experience working in the pharmacy. What did you observe about the pharmacist you worked with?? What did you like or not like about the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy of course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider your purpose of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an area of weakness for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any mistakes working in a pharmacy and what did you do to correct them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Communication conflicts in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Notre Dame?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of communication conflict and you resolved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a communication conflict and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are my goals as a Pharm D." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like working in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From there it probably depends on what you put in your application materials. They seemed very interested in getting to know you so I am sure this would vary in each interview. If you want to prepare then make sure you give some thought to why you are really doing this and really consider what steps you have or are taking to endure that you will have the stamina and determination to complete 4 rigourous years. e" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your biggest mistake/difficult time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you work in a group and what role do you usually take when working in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy, why Notre Dame?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which field of pharmacy are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some negatives of working in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy, why Notre Dame" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your expriences and goals. (Following along my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"group work stuffs" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest mistake" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult situation you were in? How did u handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I have money and time what I would like to do with those?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy over medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a pharmacist actually does?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Purpose of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want us to remember you? (like what makes you stand out)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to get up and go to work every day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone says that you are not qualified to do something." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Notre Dame" More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask you all the basic questions, nothing to difficult as long as you know what you want to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Negatives of pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Either who is your role model and why, or the question regarding a class in which I" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you biggest challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked questions based on your previous answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something you failed at" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"something bout a class i did bad in" More from this Member | Report Response

"(A question relating to my personal statement). How can you convince your grandma (whom always depended on herbal remedies) that Western medicine will be effective... considering that you have no evidence that it works? (I totally blanked out and mumbled out some jumbo that made no sense)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did research and read a lot about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced the questions posted on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read about the school. I did a mock interview. I considered the normal questions like why pharmacy and why I would be a good pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practiced with family members" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, internet articles on school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. previous interview experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"had 2 interviews before that, den practiced more questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mocked interviews w/ friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, practice with friends and family" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty, the school is extremely modern, even thought is located in an university founded in 1845" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and staff are extremely nice. They truly want you to be their student. Compared to other shools, this one provides necessary information for selecting a pharmacy school. a detailed presentation is given about the school curriculum, financial aid, and housing. I walk out with all questions answered. the pharmacy building is brand new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is much more modernized than other schools, in a very good way. You start getting field experience in a pharmacy in the first year and you continue to get more and more experience every year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, building and all the people were wonderful. I could tell the school is united under the leadership of Dr, Lin about building an excellent program that produces altruistic, compassionate and well-trained pharmacists. I was absolutely stunned to meet the Dean Dr. Lin. It is very clear that she sets high standards of professional dress, integrity and performance. She encouraged us that it is a process. I found her to be very interesting to listen to and whether I am able to attend this school or not, I will not soon forget this inspiring leader in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, Curriculum, & Campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone in the college is very nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and made you feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission office ppl are very very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview day activities. They make sure you get a feel of the university, unlike some schools which conduct an interview and essay and have you go home." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness, area" More from this Member | Report Response

"People are really nice and always ready to listen to you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty was professional" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and staff are very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty was very professional and nice. Curriculum allows you to work with a patient starting year 1 (kind of neat). Campus is in the nicer part of Baltimore, a couple of blocks away from other universities (John Hopkins, U. of Maryland, Loyola), 10 minutes away from the beautiful harbor." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was terribly long and negatively affected my overall decision and perception of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of professionalism the interviewers had." More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition is $34,000 per year. this is more than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition was higher than I expected. They really emphasize doing EVERYTHING in group work." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was discouraged to not be able to see much of the actually classroom space except through doors but in fairness to the school, this was a regular school day and it appeared many classes were actually having tests. This did not actually impress me negatively, it just disappointed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was confused with the format as it said we had 3 interviews but in actual, it was 3 interview groups and we had to go to only one of them. - it confused a lot of people who held some their questions to ask in next rounds - but there weren't any." More from this Member | Report Response

"They haven't finished building the main pharmacy building yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole process was a bit long. There was a powerpoint presentation on "what roles pharmacists play" and "what Notre Dame looks for in students." They also went over what FAFSA is, which I thought pointless. The school is still under construction." More from this Member | Report Response

"Must be in professional clothing everyday. Pharmacy labs/study rooms were in the basement of the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"only graduate health program on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"the buildings were still under construction and the library is not as big as i thought considering it is shared with loyola college" More from this Member | Report Response

"pharmacy building still under construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"It rained that day. Pharmacy building was still under construction." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known not to be too nervous, the interview was very relaxed. They want to accept you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have eaten more breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked some real deep questions about my personal statement and general questions about some bad grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known how laid back the interview would seem, I was too nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are still working on their curriculum. Many things are up in the air." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is pretty big and has many buildings so I had hard time finding the building and the right place to park. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic in Baltimore sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you want to study in a school with a vision and mission on helping the less favored communities this is your school" More from this Member | Report Response

"They interview day was very informative and I am glad I went! I wasn't sure what to expect from such a new school but I was pleasantly surprised after seeing the school and meeting some of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school. Definately put it on your list of schools to consider for pharmacy school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though I had an interview on a week day, I didnt see many students on the campus the whole time I was there (except for 2 first year students we chatted with). Also, there was no tour, but that's okay as it was very cold and I was tired after being there for 5 hours!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I really liked the school, everyone was nice and welcoming and made sure all of your questions were answered" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mr. Shattuck is really welcoming and nice. The recruiting coordinator was also welcoming and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is an open and closed file interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it went okay. They said that it would be 30 min. interview but it didn't seem like that long. It was a fun time talking about myself based on what I put on my personal statement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no writing portion." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 2
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 10
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 12
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.93 15

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 6
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 10
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 2
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

BWI

BWM

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 5
Home 3
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.12 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.53 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.94 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.41 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be nice to experience a least 10 minutes of class, or lab class as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day was way too long! Please shorten it. We do not need to have all of those presentations. We just want to go for the interview then get out of there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought Mr. Epps and Mr. Shattuck did a lot to make the process enjoyable and to enfuse us with confidence before we went into our interviews. Their office made us feel how pleased they were to have the opportunity to interview us them. What a pleasant experience. To change the kind of name tags next time is the only suggestion I can even think of. It was a great experience. I encourage the students think of applying at Notre Dame to do it. This is a warm friendly environment. The team interviewing process was very comfortable. The whole process left me with a very favorable feeling about this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely polite & kind people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole process was a bit too long." More from this Member | Report Response

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