I vividly remember being a nervous wreck several weeks before my pharmacy school interview day. The past 7 years of my life was spent studying and working tediously to get up to this very point (including high school years). To me this was the culminating moment for success or failure. What I did not realize back then was that it really did not matter. I had practiced and studied my ass off and this was just another experience to build my character. I had done everything I could up to this point and it was time to do my best without regrets.
What to Expect on Pharmacy School Interview Day
It is important to show up to the interview dressed to impress. This is most likely your biggest interview in your life to date and it is important to be well dressed. On the pharmacy school interview day you will most likely be in a group of several other potential candidates interviewing in different time slots. A student or faculty member will give you a tour of the pharmacy school facilities. At this point you can ask questions about the school or anything you see.
Remember to greet and be nice to everyone you meet throughout the day. You never know who Continue reading
Interviews are one of the most important things considered by the admission committee when applying to Pharmacy School. It is imperative that you practice by doing mock interviews before the big day. Here are 50+ potential Pharmacy School Interview Questions (keep in mind some of these questions may not apply to you specifically based on your experience):
Pharmacy School Interview Questions
- Why Pharmacy? Why do you want to be a Pharmacist?
- Describe a situation where you were assigned to be the leader (does not have to be school-related).
- If you could take 3 historical figures out to dinner, who would you pick and why?
- Do you think robots will ultimately take over the role of pharmacists? Why?
- Why pharmacy? Why not nursing? What not medicine? How do you know for sure that pharmacy is what you want to do?
- How do you handle stressful situations? Give an example and how you solved it.
- Name a few qualifications that you think pharmacists ought to be/have and why.
- If you caught your friend cheating what would you do?
- If you could be a drug what would it be? Why? Continue reading
Pharmacy school interviews are one of the most important factors in determining acceptance to a program. In fact, I would even go as far as saying this is the most important factor. Interviews in general scared me to death. My heart starts to race, my sweat glands go into overdrive, and I feel like fainting. To get over my fears I had to practice and anticipate all the questions that might be thrown at me. One of the things that helped improve my interview skills dramatically was to utilize mock interviews. They will help you formulate more concise and fluid answers compared to going into an interview without any practice. Many people get nervous for interviews and practice will help ease those jitters.
Pharmacy School Interviews
Once you have received an invite for the interview there is roughly a 50% chance of getting an acceptance letter. At this point the pharmacy school has already reviewed your application and has thrown out a majority of the applications through their screening process. Certain Continue reading
Setting Goals for 2014
With 2013 complete it is time to set new goals for 2014. This year I will be more ambitious and set out to complete one of my 2013 goals of paying off my student loans. I graduated pharmacy school with $85,000 in student loans (June 2012) and owing my parents an additional $40,000 without interest. My parents do not expect me to pay them back but I am a very independent person and will only feel right once the debt has been paid back. To date I have approximately $12,000 to pay back in student loans left. Below is my list of goals for 2014: Continue reading
Goals for 2013 in Review
Lululemon SeaWheeze Half-Marathon 2013
- Pay off Student Loans (Failed)
Run a Half-Marathon (Achieved)
Travel to Japan (Achieved) → Japan Blog Videos
For 2013 I achieved 2 out 3 of my set goals. I was able to travel to Tokyo, Japan for the first time and it was actually my first international travel out of the United States besides Canada.
I was able to meet my girlfriends family, eat delicious food, and visit several shrines and temples in Kyoto, Japan.
In August 2013 I ran my first Half-Marathon which was hosted by Lululemon in Vancouver Continue reading