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  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Little Rock
Individual Feedback 1 12 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 12
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.45 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.55 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.70 10

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 7
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 11
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 11
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 11

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.27 11

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

"How do feel about social media websites being checked as part of the admissions process? What would constitute as misbehavior on said social media sites?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about pharmacists giving immunizations to patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first question was a general question about understanding the role of the pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what a pharmacist does and explain why do you think pharmacists are moving toward more hands-on experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One was an opinion based question. There was no right or wrong answer as long as the opinion could be supported by solid reasoning." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you joined a club/organization here at pharmacy school, would you consider taking on a leadership role?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your feelings on direct patient care that pharmacists participate in such as flu vaccinations? (they were getting at MTM)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want a career in pharmacy?/What are your weaknesses?/What experiences do you have that make you qualified for a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second question was basically about me, and I had to talk about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee is thinking of adding Facebook/Myspace background searches on its applicants. State your opinion and reasons why." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview assessed how the candidates interact with the "interviewer" given a certain set of circumstances. No question asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stregth and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about current events?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about pharmacy school interests you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Role playing situation: Obtain information from a person that came into a free clinic for people don't have insurance. (my person didnt have a home, emergency contact, or any information for that matter" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do feel about social media websites being checked as part of the admissions process? What would constitute as misbehavior?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The third question sort of dealt with ethics and what's right and wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your friend Lauren is having some trouble with her parents back home, who have lost their jobs due to the recession. She is trying to decide whether she should go back home or stay at school and finish the semester. Talk to her about her situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview assessed critical thinking and communication skills." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why would I want them to choose me over an equally qualified candiate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay Question: Prescription drugs can be purchased in Canada for less money than in the USA. Is it okay to allow senior citizens and other groups from our country to purchase prescriptions from Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There was a question that involved role playing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question was the role playing situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking to Lauren to calm her down about her situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The mini-interview process was interesting. There were three ten minute interviews. At the beginning of each interview the question or situation was revealed. The candidates were given two minutes to arrange their thoughts before entering the room where the interviewer awaited them. All interviews were filmed." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the governor, what would you do to further control the methamphetamine, etc. problem in our state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do I stand (from 1-10, 1 is a social butterfly, and 10 is a shy person, with a book..all the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about current events?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's an important quality you think a pharmacist should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There wasn't any hard questions really. You are given 2 minutes with the situation/topic before you go into each interview room." More from this Member | Report Response

"The role playing situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The role playing situation was difficult, it was tough to know how to react." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stating my opinion about Facebook and Myspace and stating the reasons why. Stating the reasons part was hard for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"none were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. We had just discussed how a large concentration of narcotics are driven into the state from Mexico. I froze." More from this Member | Report Response

"a social problem at community, local, or state level: identify and find a solution? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your biggest weakness? How is it a weakness? How is it a strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback page" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced sample interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mostly looked up standard interview questions on the internet, really no perfect way to prepare... just have to be yourself and be honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"I used the two minutes given before each interview to think of what I would say to each interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website really helped!!! and "clifton strengthsfinder quick refrence card"!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback from all the schools that I have applied to, got a good night's sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read other interview experiences on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nuclear pharmacy certification upon graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very impressive, in terms of opportunities and political advocacy for pharmacy. Everyone there made me feel like it was the best place to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The feedback I got from each interviewer about my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"The place where the interviews were held was an interesting place. It looked just like a doctor's clinic. The interviews took place inside the exam rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was incredibly sincere and helped everyone to be relaxed before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very laid back and they make it very comfortable...they try to talk about all sorts of stuff before you go for your interveiw, like baseball, golf, graduates' kids" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty are very, very friendly and make every effort to help you during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff were really friendly and laid back. They made everyone feel at ease about the interview and the whole process in general." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only bad thing I could see was the commute might be a little tough in the future. You have to take a shuttle to get the main building where classes are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the questions they asked made me think that I was close to getting off-topic" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was at the interview for nearly four hours. I was not expecting it to last that long, especially since the actual interview portion only took a total of 45 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction made it difficult to navigate the area. Parking is difficult to find. The suggested lot for students is far away; a shuttle bus is provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"you had to wait a looooooooong time if you were interviewed in the last group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy school doesn't have its own building. They're tearing the dorm down after this year. To get to class, you have to park a few miles away and take a shuttle bus." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was a lot less stressful than I thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, they make sure you're aware of everything you need to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would take 15 minutes to find a parking spot once I arrived on campus. As for the content of the interview, knowing the questions ahead of time probably would not have helped significantly, since my opinions about Facebook and Myspace would not change much, and the way that I can care about a person also would not change much. As for hands-on experiences and what a pharmacist does, I already knew from shadowing and watching pharmacy interns work with pharmacy managers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about the format of the interviews so I would not have been so nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to start late and end quickly. The set time was 30 minutes early, and after an hour and a half, we were done." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking is HARD to find!! TAKE CASH!!!! FOR PARKING DECK!!!! or check (they dont take credit cards)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I actually could have shown up a little later than I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many people would be there! I walked into a room full of between 40 and 50 applicants. Half of us did the essay while half of us were interviewed, and then vice versa." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nothing special. This is definitely a great school, and I don't really see any big downsides to it. If you want a ton of different opportunities for pharmacy careers, this seems like the place to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were actually fun. In the first two I was just talking to a professor, and then a student. With the third interviewer, it made me feel like I was her doctor or pharmacist as soon as I entered the interview room. Since the interviews were one-on-one, I was more able to focus on the only person I was talking to at the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ms. Orear and Dr. Born help you calm down and relax before your 30 minute interview by talking about sports etc. Then after the interviews, they discussed when the accepted/wait/denied letters would be sent and loan/scholarship information." More from this Member | Report Response

"fun " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not impressed by this school before I interviewed, but the interview definitely changed my mind about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! There's a few negative points about the school, but I really liked the attitude of the faculty and staff, and that to me is important. All the interviewers were only 5-10 years older than me (i'm 19), so that was cool. The questions during the interview were basic, and they told us beforehand nobody was going to try to trick us or catch us on any questions. Then I did the essay, but they only wanted a paragraph or two. They gave us a packet of financial aid forms at the end....thanks, i'll need em!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 5
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 5
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 6
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 0

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 9
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Little Rock

None

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 4
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Staybridge suites

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Staybridge suites

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 10

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.30 10

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 8

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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