Why should we accept you into our school of pharmacy?
In what ways do you think you'll contribute to our school?
Who had the greatest influences on you throughout your life?
In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
Why this school?
What have you done to prepare for pharmacy school?
What position do you prefer when working on a group project?
Describe your work ethic.
What qualities do you look for in a pharmacist?
What would you do if you do not get into the School of Pharmacy?
Describe your pharmacy experience.
What do you consider to be the most important idea or suggestion you have made that was implemented?
Tell me about your most satisfying accomplishment as a student.
How do you measure your success?
What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?
What would you like to accomplish during the next five years?
Do you consider yourself successful?
How do you handle change?
What problems/challenges do you anticipate to arise during pharmacy school?
Describe a time when you were a member of a team. What was your contribution?
Do you prefer to confront conflict or tactfully avoid it?
Have you ever lost your temper at work or school?
Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an irate person. How did you handle the situation?
Describe a time when you successfully resolved a conflict between yourself and one of your colleagues.
If you were to be a drug, what drug would you be?
How would you like to be remembered?
What is the most interesting work assignment that you have received?
If you were stranded in an island, what three books would you want to have with you and why?
Describe the most exciting moment of your life.
Describe the scariest moment of your life.
Describe the most unusual moment of your life.
Imagine you found a lamp that gave you three wishes. What would they be?
If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
Tell me something you know a lot about.
Would you get out of you car in a highway to help an accident victim? Exactly what would you do?
What do you think of herbal/alternative medicine? Should people choose them over traditional medicine?
If you had to choose one other field besides pharmacy, what would it be?
What is your approach for dealing with constructive criticism?
Describe a situation where your work was justifiably criticized
Has any of your professors ever assigned a grade lower than you deserved? If so, what did you do?
What kind of decisions are most difficult for you to make?
What is your approach to making important decisions?
Tell me about a time when you made an unpopular decision. How did you handle this situation?
Is your GPA an accurate reflection of your academic ability?
What subjects did you enjoy most in school and why?
What subjects did you enjoy the least in school and why?
If you had it to do over again, what changes would you make as a college student?
How do you propose to compensate for a lack of experience?
Are you involved in research?
What do you know about this School of Pharmacy?
How would your most recent supervisor describe your work habits?
If your supervisor were to have one complaint about you, what would it be and why?
What were the limitations of your most recent position?
What has disappointed you about college?
Give examples of your ability to delegate.
If you were interviewing someone applying to this school, what would you look for?
Tell me about a time when your persistence paid off.
What is more important- money or work?
How would you describe your personality?
What has been your biggest educational/professional disappointment?
Tell me about the most fun you have had during school.
What do you spend your social/leisure time doing?
Tell me about a recurring problem at work that you were able to resolve.
Tell me an instance when you failed. What did you do to fix the problem?
What is your usual approach to solving problems?
Where do you turn when your usual problem-solving approaches are not successful?
What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor?
Tell me about a time you helped resolve a dispute between others.
What would you do if you saw a fellow student cheating on an exam?
Tell me about a time when you were satisfied with your performance.
Describe a time when you had to make an ethical decision.
Tell me what you are doing to improve your weaknesses.
What changes would you like to see made to the current health care delivery system?
You're in a group and you think the group is heading in the wrong direction, how would you voice your opinion? And can you give an example where you handled a similar situation?
How do you respond to deadlines?
How do you manage stress?
What do you do to avoid burnout?
How do you plan to balance your life in pharmacy school between fun and studying?
How do you work under pressure?
What kinds of people frustrate you?
What kinds you people do you refuse to work with?
Describe the relationship that should exist between the supervisor and those reporting to her or him.
What personal developments have you used to overcome any weakness?
If a patient wanted a drug that conflicted with your beliefs/morals, what would you do?
Where do you feel the field of pharmacy going?
What challenges do you see in the field of pharmacy?
What current issues do you see influencing the future direction of pharmacy?
How have you shown compassion?
How do you routinely communicate with others?
Tell me about a time when you put someone else's interests before your own
What do you feel the role of the pharmacist in the community is?
What is pharmaceutical care?
Why aren't you applying to medical school?
Pretend you are a pharmacy technician and the pharmacist wants to dispense a very expensive medication that is expired to a patient, what do you do?
What do your friends say about you?
If you could cure a disease, which would it be and why?
Describe the importance of understanding diversity as a pharmacist
What are three things you want to change about yourself?
How do you handle conflict?
What extracurricular activities are you engaged in?
Which of your college courses interested you the most?
What interests you outside of pharmacy and getting into pharmacy school?
Where do you see yourself in five/ten years?
Why did you choose the undergraduate school you went to, and if you could, would you do anything differently?
What do you do to relieve stress?
What course was most academically challenging for you?
What qualities do you have that you think are important for an effective leader to have?
Do you prefer studying on your own or in a group?
Do you memorize or apply?
When did you decide pharmacy was a good career choice for you?
What steps have you taken to confirm that you want to be a pharmacist?
What do you think being a pharmacist entails?
What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good pharmacist?
What will you be doing in pharmacy 10 years from now?
How will you handle the stress of pharmacy school?
What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing pharmacy school?
Does your family support your decision to become a pharmacist?
What did you like & dislike about pharmacies you have observed?
What would you like to do if you are not accepted into pharmacy school?
What steps have you taken to acquaint yourself with what a pharmacist does?
How do you think your role as a pharmacist fits in with your role as a member of the community?
Why did you choose pharmacy school instead of medicine, physical therapy, or social work?
What aspects of your life experiences do you think makes you a good candidate for pharmacy school?
If you are accepted into two pharmacy schools of your top choice, what would you do to make up your mind?
Describe your method of learning. How does this fit with our school?
What schools did you apply to and why?
What do you look for in a good pharmacy school?
Why should we choose you over other candidates?
What can you contribute to our school?
What are some of the most important issues you see facing pharmacists currently and in the coming years? How will you deal with these?
One day, a pharmacy school classmate gives you a sheet containing questions for an upcoming exam. How would you handle the situation and what issues would you consider important in coming to a decision about what to do?
Tell me a time when you witnessed dishonesty and what did you do?
What are the responsibilities of a pharmacist to a customer?
Describe a time when you worked with a difficult team member. How did you resolve those issues?
Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.
A doctor prescribes a medication that you think would harm the patient. What would you do?
What 2 attributes would you want to see in your colleagues and fellow students who work with you?
Name a non-science class you have taken and how it prepared you for becoming a pharmacist.
How would you deal with someone in the pharmacy who always slacked off?
You have an important project due in the morning and you still have a lot of work do to on it. Your car breaks down on your way home and it is several hours before you get home. what would you do about the project?