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  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Gainesville
Individual Feedback 1 19 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 10
Negatively 5
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.06 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 1
10 minutes 7
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 14
At a regional location 3
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 16
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 14

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.12 17

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

"What I did with my free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to pharmacy and what was the tipping point that made you decide this was what you wanted to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you cope with the stress level of a rigorous pharmacy school curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had to deal with a person that you didn't like very much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked general situational questions, like have you been in this type of situation, if so, how did you deal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of pharmacy do you see yourself in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the defining moment you decided to do pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle a difficult person?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What does Pharmacy mean to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time you failed at something and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me of a time you made a mistake and how you resolved it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you were glad you gave someone the benefit of the doubt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you gave someone the benefit of the doubt and you were glad you did." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever had to deal with an emotionally unstable person?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is there any responsibilities of a pharmacist that you don't like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is altruism and when was a time you were altruistic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned I shadowed a pharmacist and they asked me what he did and what I learned from the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"When has someone been very very angry with you and how did you react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to achieve goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a trend in the field of pharmacy today and which direction you see the field going." More from this Member | Report Response

"What genre of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take us (the interviewers) for lunch, where would you take us and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to achieve a goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your defining moment to choose pharmacy? *because I had no idea, it was more of a progressive decision for me, I sounded idiotic trying to answer that question*" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to deal with someone emotionally unstable, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about some organized volunteer work you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your coworkers came in here, what do you think they would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you have been really disappointed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe to us a time you were misunderstood with something you said (a question I had to pass on, which I heard from the pharmacy students it's ok to do)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you were altruistic..... I consider myself a helpful, selfless person but it's hard to come up with a concrete example on the spot. I've never seen this one on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews one-on-one with family member." More from this Member | Report Response

"By calming myself down and focusing on my plans for the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up mock questions online, mock interview with advisor and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked here at the feedback on SDN, in SDN forums, my PharmCAS essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, went on other interviews prior, and mock interviews at my University." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, which didn't help since there's nothing here for UF. Looked over the school website (which didn't do much either to be honest). Main prep was retrospection of previous interviews and made sure to do it as best as possible this time after learning mistakes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up practice questions online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read pharmacy journals and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school as a whole." More from this Member | Report Response

"The openness and kindness of the student anbassadors and professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers make you feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness and helpfulness of faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. McKenzie interviewed me himself. I've always liked him so it made me feel relaxed. The students were laid back and knowledgeable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all the students and staff (outside of the interview). All of the students seem to be a family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new HPNP building is nice, clean and well-lit. Lots of pharmacy organizations you can get involved with. Dr. McKenzie (sp) is very friendly and makes you feel at ease at once. TUITION" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, friendliness of students" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city of Gainesville." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day was too long (supposed to be 4 hours, it ended up being 5+ hours)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rude, biased, subjective" More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt stressed in the beginning as I didn't think I needed to bring my ID but had to get it later to show, so I felt the interview was not going to go well from that. Interviewers seemed impersonal and didn't give too much encouragement during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself felt rushed. We had less than 10 minutes to interview but on the bright side, they only interview students they want to accept. They probably don't need much time asking us questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The older Communicore building, the dim lights throughout that building. The 24/7 study room. Gainesville itself is a stifling little town and it's too hot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day seemed haphazard to me, not well planned. Our student ambassador was lackluster and, in my mind, probably wasn't the best person to pick in order to impress the new applicants. The interview itself was painful. It seemed more like sitting in front of a firing squad instead of an admissions committee. Their faces were terse and unwelcoming, which made the experience that much more uncomfortable. Plus the interview questions were kind of "off the wall," not your typical questions. This experience was completely different from the warm and welcoming (and very well-organized) interview I had at another school just last week. Even if I get accepted, at this point I am not sure if I would choose to go to the University of Florida because of this extremely negative experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual interview was only 10 minutes. I didn't like the scenario-based setup. I felt like I was playing 20 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be yourself. If you have made it to the interviews, they WANT to speak with you. The anxiety you are feeling is normal. Don't try to be something your not, remember the Professors are human too and have been in the exact situation as you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The answer to that question about organized volunteer work. It was the worst answer I ever gave and I could've done it way better, even though I did get accepted and it didn't matter at the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day can be fun, don't stress so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day would have taken a longer time than planned" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student compalints" More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring an ID (which was not stated in the email, apparently was badly assumed), to not let things get me so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the interview is very laid back and I shouldn't be nervous. They really just want to quickly get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The occupations of the faculty interviewing me so I could highlight our common interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers aren't allowed to give you any kind of feedback, whatsoever. They will sit there expressionless. I left the interview feeling like I had absolutely bombed it...but got accepted a week later. :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would get a blister on my ankle and have to limp on tour like an idiot. That all the interview questions are hypothetical." More from this Member | Report Response

"The directions given to the actual college of pharmacy suck." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be excited to be there, and remember everything happens for a reason. If you don't succeed try again." More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Florida is a great school of pharmacy with three nice locations and one big happy "pharmily."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Love the school, everyone is super nice, great academics and prestige" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be relaxed and be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do your research about the school beforehand! I've attended their Open Houses at the Orlando campus multiple times and having all my simpler questions answered there, I was able to ask the students and interviewers more helpful, detailed questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent school. The interview is very short, and the rest of the day was cake. Short campus tour and talked to current students, who were extremely nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since there are so little posts for UF I decided to share my experience. All the questions are hypothetical, situational questions about your reaction to conflict and emotions. My interview was 15 minutes w/ two faculty members. Then a tour for 45 minutes. Breaks before the interview, after the interview, and after the tour. Half the buildings are new, the others old. The library isn't that nice, the undergrad ones on campus are better. The 24/7 study room for health professional students looks like a dungeon and the lighting is bad. Weather is too hot in Fl, and I don't particularly like Gville because it is such a small *hick* town. I'd rather live in a big city and interact with lots of diverse people and culture. That being said, UF pharm school is ranked nationally very well, the tuition is cheap, and people are friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, it was really relaxed for an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"In case you are wondering why there's not much feedback from those applying to UF, it's because the first thing you do when you enter the room for the interview is sign a paper stating that you will not reveal any details regarding the proceeding of the interview to anyone by any means, including email, forums, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"haaaaard interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"We sat in a room where there were refreshments. The dean introduced himself and we were able to chat with the student representatives. From that point, we were individually escorted to a faculty office where we were interviewed by 2 faculty members simultaneously. After the interview, we were given a tour of the facilities, etc. We then met back in the common room and asked the dean any remaining questions." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 17
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 12
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.83 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 19
Out of state 0

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 9
2-3 hours 6
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 16
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Jacksonville

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 3
Home 4
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

AC Hotel Gainesville

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

AC Hotel Gainesville

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 18

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.83 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.06 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.46 13

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.62 13

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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