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University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Year founded: 2007
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 85
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University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School
Hilo
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 37 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $23,616
  • Non - Resident Tuition $40,560
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG PCAT N/A
  • AVG GPA 3.1

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Admissions Information

  • 200 W. Kawili St.
  • Hilo 96720-4091
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) was founded in 1947 and is one of three 4-year institutions in the University of Hawaii system. In 2005, UH Hilo's College of Pharmacy was launched through the recruitment of the Founding Dean, John M. Pezzuto. In 2007, the college accepted enrollment of its inaugural class, comprised of 90 students. Full Accreditation status was awarded in June 2011 after the first group of PharmD students graduated in May 2011. In 2013, the College was named The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) in honor of the late US Senator.

Curriculum

DKICP offers a four-year course of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The curriculum, rooted in basic, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sciences, is designed for students to acquire knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of pharmacy practice. The social, behavioral and administrative sciences that inform pharmaceutical care are integrated throughout the curriculum. Pharmacy practice areas of therapeutics, drug information, pharmaceutical care, and experiential education permeate each year through Pharmacy Practice Experiences (PPE). PPE capitalizes on community outreach and service learning that taps into Hawaii's cultural values and diverse biosphere inclusive of its Native Hawaiian Health systems and community practices that embody cultural healing and alternative therapeutics.

Facilities

The construction for DKICP's permanent building is slated to begin in Fall 2016.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 32
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.27 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 37

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing. The admissions office replies VERY quick to emails and they're always very nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the interview request email, I think you should mention "We are at the other end, opposite the Observatory", so people don't get lost or park far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Continue the great work. My experience was very positive ." More from this Member | Report Response

"more questions and longer interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office should provide some chairs in the hallways for students and family while they are waiting." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What characteristics do you have that you think would make you a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we had 1 spot left, why should you get it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If 89 seats were filled and there was only 1 spot left, why should we pick you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a pharmacist have and how have you displayed those qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you anticipate there will be in pharmacy within the next five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you sit in the classroom? the front, middle, or back?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was only 1 spot left, why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading now? And tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If there was one more spot open, why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the major issues currently in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how to attract to pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What changes do you think pharmacists are facing and how would you help this change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet any fictional person who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if one of your team member slack off ? What was the most difficult decision you ever make and what process did you go through for the decision ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"do you participate in any extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UH-Hilo? " More from this Member | Report Response

"would you fire your best friend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Would you be able to fire anyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Hawaii at Hilo over other schools in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy? why UH Hilo in particular?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time when you had to work with someone with different morals and values than you and how did you handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why should we pick you over the equally qualified students?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Essay: If you could bring one book to a deserted island, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At work you saw your pharmacist pocket some controlled medication. what would you do?..... If there was one spot left in program, why you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been a role model to you and how so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read? Tell me about it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What time period would you like to live in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a current trend or problem in pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit down and have a convo with a fictional character who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted to two of the top schools of your choice, how would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What fictional character would you like to meet and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your past experiences prepared you to become a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet any fictional person who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"IF you have to be a character from a movie or a book. Which one you want to be and Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothings" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch with any fictional character who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were mostly questions from the interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can have lunch with any character, who would it be with and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to choose a fictional character to have dinner with, who would it be? Why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you surf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest decision you've ever had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your best friend cheat on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What changes in pharmacy were coming up." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like your current school ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very typical questions. Had several personal off the topic questions like "How do you make Pho (a vietnamese soup)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see pharmacy in the 21st century and what role do you play in it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"I really enjoy how friendly and accomodating the instructors are. The class size consists of approximately 85 students, so there is a stronger positive student/teacher relationship. They are always willing to help the students to the best of their ability, regardless of the issue (school, personal, etc.)." | Report Response

"Cutting-edge research on pharmacy practice for rural areas" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"It would be nice to have food options at school, especially on the days we finish class later. However, to my knowledge, the new building that is currently being constructed may include food. Additionally, we do have a fridge for each class for students who bring food from home or there are places to purchase from at lower campus." | Report Response

"The current Dean is quite absent and can be seen with the lack of preparation by most of the staff and the last minute plannings. This specific academic year, a number of instructors posted lecture 8 minutes before the lecture time and violated FERPA and also handed out assignments (listed in the syllabi) a week before they were due. This was all due to the Dean of the entire school is rarely on the island with the school and cares more about the duties of the Board of Pharmacy than raising the next generation of pharmacists. Other leadership throughout the school also takes this meekish approach to keep their staff doing their job. A number of support staff usually are gone before 4pm and rarely have little information that can help students. Even those that are present are rarely in their office and cannot offer advice or the correct person to direct students. There is high racism on the school as well and the student body is commonly made with 19 -20 year old and do not have degrees nor the drive to seek more than a retail pharmacy education. This school is also not associated with a teaching hospital and lacks cutting edge professionals. It is on the big island and offers very little progressive work that is not rural health." | Report Response

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