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  • Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • Detriot
Individual Feedback 1 22 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 19
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.64 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.81 16

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 7
35 minutes 1
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 21
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 21
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 15
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.86 21

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

"Why Wayne State?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""So you want to be a pharmacist?!" - wasn't really a question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my old job" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from job shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why wayne" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why do you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are important characteristics for a pharmacist to possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were an independent pharmacy owner and you had the option of: A: upgrading insurance billing software B: upgrading drug interaction software C: upgrading business management software Which one would you upgrade and why? (this was the ethical question, how easy of course patient care is #1) I heard that they asked a ethical quesiton about the terry schivaio case. There is also the posbility of the the flu shot question "If you have one flu shot and either and 87 year old man gets it or a 2 year old boy gets it, Who do you give it to and why?" I'm glad that I didn't get that one. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What type of pharmacist, clinical or retail, do you see yourself becoming after pharmacy school and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you werent admitted to any Pharmacy Program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why didn't you like your job as a nurse? - had to clarify nurse's aide. Clearly, they read my application because this was only found in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about my LOR" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What pharmacy related things have you done?(I had in my resume that I had taken part in some pharmacy activities) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wayne State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you go into pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharm" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your perspective of the Pharmacy profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you don't get into this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are challenges facing pharmacy as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you past leadership experiences and what have they been like? Are you a leader or a follower and why? Tell us about your volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What types of qualities do you think you have that can make you a good pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you learn from working at a pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one thing thing you have to offer to the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about the pharmacy field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more than 3 questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the pharmacist's role in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if someone came in the pharmacy and complained about the stomach drug he got last time didnt work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about yourself?(I did not think that they could have asked such a simple question like this- but it made me think for a bit b/c I didn't expect this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were not gonna be able to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Nuclear Pharmacy? (I had expressed interest in nuclear pharmacy while answering a previous question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about clinical pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"extracurriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a group of 3 people and you found yourself doing most of the work, what would you do?(This was my essay question. We were given half an hour to write our answers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your studying habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see the pharmacy field headed in the future? What other areas can a pharmacist make an inpact on that are indirectly related to the actual profession of pharmacist? What type of experience do you have in the pharmacy field and tell us about what you did in the pharmacy? Of course they asked this question "Why do you want to be a pharmacist?" The essay question that I got was "what experience in your life had the greatest impact on you eading you to choose the pharmacy field for a profession?" They gave my 20 minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Do you have any questions for us?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does "putting the patient first" [when making the oath during the white coat ceremony] mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What pharmacy related activities have you taken part in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you read other than textbooks?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself.... it really wasn't a question per se" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you don't get into this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your studying habit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your past experiences (in clubs, work, volunteering) help make you a better candidate for the Pharamcy program? (this showed that they read my file and personal statement in depth before the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on direct-to-consumer advertising?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrong School the last post was not meant for Wayne State University.... sorry good luck with interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well the last questions in the inteview, they said this is the toughest questions were going to ask, and that was "do you have any question for us?" I said of course and they were really suprised as if nobody had any before me." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were difficult, all equally challenging" More from this Member | Report Response

"the essay question: you are a trainee pharmacist for 2 weeks. a patient walks up to you and says that he feels he needs a multivitamin. however, through your counseling you find out that the patient has good health and a good diet so you tell them they don't need a multivitamin. the pharmacist hears this (an earshot away) and tells you to sell the multivitamin regardless because if you didn't it would be bad for business. what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weren't really any difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all difficult to answer in the best possible light." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you getting a bachelors degree? (Didn't expect this. Made me nervous b/c I wasn't getting a bachelors anytime soon)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself... like I said, it wasn't a question so..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not nursing? (This was difficult for me because I work in the ED as nursing technician and I have great respect for the nursing profession)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think the field of pharmacy is heading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you think pharmacists will face in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major challenges facing the profession of pharmacy in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a situation or possible reocurring problem that you dealt with that you put at stop to. I think they were testing my initiative to intervene in do something about a problem. " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor's interview feedback. I also wrote up all of the potential questions and wrote bullet point answers for each question so that I would make sure to say every important point I wanted to get across. But it's important to not sound like a robot on the day of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"thought about the possible scenarios that i could face" More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor, researched other questions online, practiced" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read up on the school, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Performed 2 mock interviews, read and watched interview guides, went over potential questions, and thought what I had to offer based on past experiences that show why I would be a good pharmacist. I also honed in on answering honestly and sincerely." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Read my personal statement. Thought of all the possible questions in my head." More from this Member | Report Response

"Study SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"read and prepare possible interview questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a few mock interviews in front of the mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview at my undergrad school's career center" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There was nothing much to prepare. I just went over the school's website and some of the questions from sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn feedbacks and wayne's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read about the school and present topics concerning the profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked out this forum, asked people with experience (pharmacists, etc) what kind of questions to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, Mock interview, talking to students going through interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"You could tell that Wayne State does their best in creating a relaxing interview environment. It also helped that the P2 students were extremely friendly and insightful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy students were extremely helpful and positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all the pharmacy students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were very nice and seemed to be interested in what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"How caring caring, supportive, well-rounded, active, and involved the faculty and students are, and how well they are building the practice. The students were also friendly and interesting looking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new building. Great NAPLEX scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quick feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"The P1 and P2 students that gave the tour were extremely friendly. they answered all of our questions and gave great advice. The building is very new and the facilities are top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"how engaged and nice one of my interviewer was... the other one was kind of cold " More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the interview process. I was also impressed with their curriculum and how if a student's interest lies in hospital pharmacy, students have the option of having 5 of their 7 rotations in the same hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology involved and the equipments." More from this Member | Report Response

"faculty were nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Module-style classes, early field experience, facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building and the facilities are all brand new!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the facilities alot. The pharmacy school is a new building, parking is right across the street, no long walks to class. Also the faculty I met were very nice, as well as the students. Also the Human Simulator Complex is really cool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is nice, Small town atmosphere " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They didn't really ask many questions of me before they said, "Do you have any questions for us?" Also they didn't take any notes. This worries me a bit, although I think the interview went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I wanted to rip the gaudy veneer off many surfaces." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty who interviewed me, and the students who were helping during the interview day weren't that great. Plus the interview started 1 hr later than was planned." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was cold and distant. It almost seemed like he didn't want to be there...." More from this Member | Report Response

"the other interviewer counterbalanced the other one by acting cold and not friendly at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area is in a dangerous city" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"There isn't much around the surrounding area...sure there is downtown detroit, but...so what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of town Wayne is located at isn't my favorite. Scholarship opportunities are decent, but not outstanding. I took my undergrad at UM-Flint though, which doesn't help. Our tour guide actually got some really good scholarships but she did her undergrad at Wayne. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pharmacy Building is small and kind of old, I also heard that you take most of you classes in 1 or 2 classrooms and end up sitting there for 3 or 4 hours " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

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

"That it was going to be more of a discussion than a rigid question-answer format." More from this Member | Report Response

"just to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't hear back from them for 3 months after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"eat before the interview! I was so hungry afterwards from the nerves and morning pep talk!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, i was pretty much well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would've been nice to know what type of interview to expect, although it wasn't stressful at all. Dr. Moser and Dr. O'Connell interviewed me, and both of them were extremely nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent university, very thankful to God that I got accepted into their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great and pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, it was a bit off-putting that they didn't really ask me questions and they didn't write anything down." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a parking ticket while in the parking structure!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a bad school. Location is decent considering it's in Detroit. Wished the WSU people could have told what to expect after the interview process. Waited 3 months to finally get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall the interview went well and I soon got my acceptance letter (email) afterwards :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 hours.. 2 people interviewing you... essay for 30 minutes..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"pleasant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Q&A with a P3, tour given by same student, essay, interview with 2 faculty members, then short, individual meeting with admissions counselor. Small group Q&A and tour was very nice, and the whole day was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was excellent. It was very laid back. Dean Slaughter and the rest of the faculty were very nice. I had a great experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience as a whole was good. I expected almost all the questions that they asked me, nothing out of the ordinary. I was really nervous at the beginning but then it was ok after the first question. After practing from questions on SND I knew what I wanted to say and worked it in during the questions. I just answered the question then weaved in what else I wanted them to know about me. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 18
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 16
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.59 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 15
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 15
2-3 hours 0
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 0
Automobile 18
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

n/a

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 2
Home 2
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
8.06 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.45 20

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.15 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.27 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.93 15

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.25 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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