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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by McAwesome813, Nov 1, 2016.

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  1. McAwesome813

    McAwesome813

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    I'm interviewing at the U this weekend and am pretty excited/nervous. The one-on-one style for 45 minutes is slightly nerve-wracking. Any tips on what questions they might ask and what sort of questions to ask them?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. opie337

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    Congrats!! I just got my interview email today, I'm so excited/nervous also. Let me know how yours goes!
     
  4. McAwesome813

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    I *think* it went awesome! My interviewer was so nice and it was really just a casual conversation about how much I love pharmacy. Good luck with yours!
     
  5. opie337

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    Yay!! That is so great to hear!! Did they say how long it would take to get a response? My interview is Nov 18th.
     
  6. PharmerTK

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    They said the response could come earliest on the Wednesday before thanksgiving or latest on 11/28. I interviewed on 11/4.
     
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  7. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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    I am sooooo envious for your interview invites, well done! I was wondering if you guys could share, how long after you submitted your supplementals did you hear back for your interviews?
     
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  8. opie337

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    I submitted it on Nov 2nd and got the invite on Nov 4th
     
  9. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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    Holy smokes that was super fast!!!
    May i ask how long it took for you to receive your supplementals after you submitted your Pharmcas application?
     
  10. opie337

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    Same amount of time. Submitted my PharmCas on 10/19, and got the supplemental invite on 10/21!
     
  11. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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    How did your interviews go guys? I was wondering did they tell you guys how may seats have already been filled and how many interviews they've had already?
     
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  12. opie337

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    It went amazing for me. 110 interviewed, 19% of spots filled.
     
  13. Pharmdance

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    Got accepted with an OOS scholarship! Now I'm so torn between UMN and another school...
     
  14. opie337

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    Oh man! How exciting!! Congrats!! UMN is my first choice!! What were your stats and pharmacy experience like?
     
  15. Pharmdance

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    I interviewed on Nov. 4th.

    My undergrad GPA is 3.7 overall, biochemistry major, science GPA 3.55, 97th percentile overall PCAT. I worked in a pharmacy in high school (not in college), shadowed some retail and clinical pharmacists, and have been doing research throughout college and until now.

    How about you, opie337? And are you a MN or WI resident, just out of curiosity? And I hope you'll get into your first choice!!! Go Gophers!
     
  16. opie337

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    I'm a MN resident now, but went to high school in WI. Did my undergrad at UMN. But I'm a non traditional student, child psych degree, speech language hearing science minor and was pre-OT. Worked in retail since 16, so 9 years. 2 of which I was the team lead in the pharmacy. Lots of leadership in high school. Decent amount of volunteering at nursing homes and at schools. Overall GPA was like 3.3, science like 3.5 and 68 PCAT. Pretty average academic stats. Did some shadowing in an infusion chemo pharmacy and some informational interviews while preparing for my app. I interviewed on Nov 18th and it went really great!! I'm hoping that all of the other stuff makes up for my academics.
     
  17. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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  18. PharmerTK

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    Congrats on the being accepted and the OOS scholarship! Did you receive a package via snail mail or was this included in the email? Also, where are you from? (if you don't mind me asking!)
     
  19. aforetime

    aforetime 2+ Year Member

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    Accepted! I interviewed on 11/11.
     
  20. opie337

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    The waiting is killing me!! Did you find out on the day they said they would notify you by it earlier? I got accepted to Concordia this week, so it's a relief to know that I'll be in pharmacy school, but the U is my first choice. I interviewed on 11/18 and they said they would email by Dec 9th.
     
  21. opie337

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    * or not it hahah
     
  22. aforetime

    aforetime 2+ Year Member

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    I found out on 12/1, which is one day earlier than they said they would notify us.
     
  23. Selamselam

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    Good luck everyone!
     
  24. Selamselam

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    Did they respond by the date they said?
     
  25. PharmerTK

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    They actually responded on that Wednesday!
     
  26. Selamselam

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    Congrats on being accepted at Concordia. Looks like we still have a week to wait. Interviewed the same day as you. Good luck!
     
  27. Selamselam

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    Accepted!! :)
     
  28. opie337

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    Me too, Duluth tho You?
     
  29. Selamselam

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    Twin cities
     
  30. Pharmdance

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    Hey congratulations, aforetime, opie337 and Selamselam!
     
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  31. mhk030

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    Hey guys, ow long did pharmacas take to verify your transcripts?
     
  32. aforetime

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    It took 8 days for me - I submitted my PharmCAS application on 10/05, and it was verified on 10/13. I think that was partly because my transcripts were all received by 08/01, though.
     
  33. mhk030

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    Do you guys think they will send out interview invites over the holiday break?
     
  34. PCATBOMBER

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    I got accepted to the program as well. seems like it will be a fun ride. my interviewer was a tough one
    not laid back. questions are pretty in depth related to my personal statement.
     
  35. mhk030

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    Hey guys, would you mind giving an update on where the U is with how many seats have been filled and how many interviews they've had? thank you!
     
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  36. PCATBOMBER

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    When I interview on Dec 9. there is total 120 interview and 38% seat filled.
     
  37. euisayangban

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    Just got an invitation for interview!!
     
  38. Crossfinger

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    funny name lol
     
  39. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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    I did too! Which campus will you be interviewing at?
     
  40. euisayangban

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    Duluth! Hoped for TC but oh well, since there's no influence on the decision itself, I'd just check out what Duluth is like as well
     
  41. mhk030

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    I can't get to the Duluth campus, so I had to reschedule for the 27th at Twin Cities. Good luck to you!
     
  42. euisayangban

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    Good luck to you too!
     
  43. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, my interview is coming up and I just wanted to know if interviews were open or closed? Do they have any idea of who you are or are they just looking at your information for the first time?
     
  44. PCATBOMBER

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    It maybe different for each batch of interview. For my batch they do partial open. Meaning. Only personal and supplimental essay are known to them. No pcat or gpa provide
     
  45. McAwesome2

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    OP here, for some reason I had to make a new account. My interview was the same way. My interviewer had read my personal statement and spent most of the time asking questions about that. Then they had some questions that they have to ask everyone that related to the field of pharmacy as a whole and the U. Everyone who interviewed that day said there interviewer was very personable. I interviewed 11/4 and was accepted the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Does anyone know how many seats have been taken? I have a friend interviewing in a few weeks.
     
  46. PCATBOMBER

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    My friend interviewed 2 weeks ago and say it is 52% filled when she interview.
     
  47. euisayangban

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    anyone hear back from 1/20 interview?
     
  48. magpie08

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    Joining the party here, I interviewed on 2/3, and the stats were the same (52% full). It sounded as though that's where it's been for awhile, but that should be changing in the next couple of weeks. I am supposed to hear back by 2/24.

    Bad news for those of us wanting to go to the Twin Cities campus: they already have a holding pool started because more people have been accepted with that preference than have students wanting Duluth. :(
     
  49. SternPhantom

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    I think it's best to wait because the interview on 1/20 was likely the first interview for the Spring as their Spring semester probably started that week.
    Edit: Did not see earlier the post that mentioned there was a 1/13 interview. Man that'd be unfortunate if there's a holding pool already -.-
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  50. mhk030

    mhk030 2+ Year Member

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  51. Zihieinig

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    Accepted at the Duluth campus today, interviewed on 1/20 :)
     

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