Dear Pharmacy School Applicant,

I will keep this page short and to the point. Here’s what I have for you today:

Pharmacy School Interview Made Easy eBook

In the eBook you will find multiple great answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study Pharmacy?
  • What did you do to prepare for the pharmacy school?
  • Pharmacy studies are hard and time demanding. Are you ready to handle that? What are you willing to sacrifice?
  • What are you going to do if you don’t get to a Pharmacy School?
  • Can you name some of your qualities that would benefit you as a pharmacist? And is there anything you would like to improve on?
  • Why should we choose you and not someone else?
  • A member of your family decides to depend solely on alternative medicine for treatment of his or her significant illness. What would you do?
  • An eighteen year-old female arrives in the emergency room with a profound nosebleed. You are the physician, and you have stopped the bleeding. She is now in a coma from blood loss and will die without a transfusion. A nurse finds a recent signed card from Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in the patient’s purse refusing blood transfusions under any circumstance. What would you do?
  • A patient requests needles and syringes at his/her local pharmacy. They do not present with a prescription, and based on the records you can access, they are not receiving treatment for diabetes. Do you sell the syringes or not?
  • If the Prime Minister/President were to ask your advice on one change that could be applied to the healthcare system that would improve it enormously and have the greatest positive effect, how would you answer?
  • Your friend Jason hasn’t come to class for a few days. Being a hardworking pre-med student, he very seldom skips classes. You know that he is applying to medical school in the past several weeks. You called his house and he said you could visit him. Enter the room and talk to Jason.
  • Discuss an experience that allowed you to learn something important about yourself. How will this lesson help you succeed in your career?
  • … and 12 other tough questions you may face in your pharmacy school interview.

 

Check the sample below to see how this eBook can help you (sample includes one question from conventional interview and one from MMI format):

 

Sample from the eBook


Question no 1: Why Pharmacy?

Hint: Non-verbal communication comes first. Whatever reasons you will refer to, you should speak with enthusiasm about your choice. They should feel that you genuinely want to become a Pharmacist, and do not follow a dream of your parents, or of anyone else. Or that you have doubts.

Focus on your interest for the field of Pharmacy, and a meaningful purpose you see in this job. Do not talk about money. You can also say that you have always dreamed of the career, or that you follow a role model you have in your life (a pharmacist from your family, or a friend who became an inspiration for you as a great pharmacist).

In a braver and more original answer, you can even talk about some innovation you want to bring to Pharmacy, or a research work in certain field you’d like to participate on. It can be AIDS related medicine, cancer research, anything. The more specific you’ll be in your answer, the more genuine it will sound to the interviewers.

There’s still some time to prepare for your interview. So even if you do not have a plan yet, you can think about all fields of Pharmacy and what occupation/role is closest to your heart, and prepare your answer accordingly.

 

Sample answers

– I have always enjoyed talking to people, and I feel an inner calling to help the others. It’s something I’ve felt since my childhood. I think that a career of a Pharmacist combines the two nicely—you talk to people, and you help them. What is more, I have studied the curriculum carefully, and found it more interesting than the curriculum at med school or nursing school. Hence my choice…

– I follow a specific goal—to work on a research related to sclerosis multiplex treatment. I have a patient in my family, and I’ve spent a lot of time researching about the medical condition and the treatment. My motivation is strong, I want to devote my professional life to this research, and Pharmacy School is an important step on this journey.

– I volunteered in a community pharmacy for six months, and I really enjoyed the experience. It met my expectations and what is more, I felt that I was doing a really good job, and that customers found it easy to talk to me. On the top of that, I look up to my father, who’s been working as a Pharmacist for twenty years. All things combined, I can’t really imagine a better career.

 

MMI Question no.1: A member of your family decides to depend solely on alternative medicine for treatment of his or her significant illness. What would you do?

Hint: The Pharmacy business does not live from alternative medicine. Nor do the teachers/administrators at the Pharmacy School. These people will always prefer synthetic drugs and conventional treatment, and you should remember it when answering this question.

What is more, you should come up with a complex answer, considering not only the physical, but also the mental and emotional impact your action would have on the person in the question—in this case your family member suffering from serious illness.

You can refer to the following in your answer: showing your family member proven research studies that doubt the effectiveness of alternative medicine, arranging meetings with survivors who went through a conventional treatment, suggesting a combination of alternative and conventional medicine, showing emotional support to them, etc.

Inspire yourself with the sample answer.

 

Sample answer

First of all, I would try to understand why they want to depend solely on alternative medicine. Are they afraid of the side effects of conventional treatment? Can they not afford to pay for it? Did they read some unproven horror stories about the conventional medicine? Or have they been convinced by the promoters of alternative medicine, who often base their marketing campaigns on false promises and fictive research studies?

Once I understood their reasons, I would try to show them that depending solely on alternative medicine is risky, and could cost their life. I would do my research and show them studies comparing success rate of treatment with conventional and alternative medicine. If they were afraid of the side effects of traditional treatment, I would try to arrange a meeting with people who went through the process, survived it, and ended up healthy.

And besides all of this I would ensure them that they can count with my support and that I would always be there for them during the difficult periods of their treatment—regardless of the medicine they’d use.

End of the sample


 

These are just two questions. You will find 24 in the eBook, 12 from a conventional interview format (one interview in front of a panel of people from the Pharmacy School), and 12 MMI questions (real questions from interviews conducted in US and Canada in 2018)

What is more, to ensure you will succeed, I included in the book six principles you need to understand before you can ace your interview at a Pharmacy School.

Without talking too much about them, let me show you another sample from the eBook:

 

Sample no. 2 (second of the six success principles for your Pharmacy School interview)


Principle no. 2: Say the right things without words

Scientists point out that the words we say count only for 15% of the message we send over. The rest–whooping 85% of the message, consists in our body language, our, if you want, in our nonverbal communication.

So, how to say the right things without words?

In the true sense of the verb “control”, we can not control our body language. Neither can we do it in a date, nor in the meeting with the interviewers at a pharmacy school.

Our body reflects the state of our mind. If we do not feel good in the room, if we do not like the person we talk to, if we do not believe in our chances to succeed, it will all reflect in the way we look, gesticulate, and talk.

This observation leads to an interesting conclusion: While we cannot control our body language, we can (at least to certain extend) control the things that determine our body language.

That means: our emotions, our feelings, and our mindset in the interview.

To improve your body language, you should focus on improving your mindset, and also your physical well-being on a big day.

You can, and should:

  • Believe into your chances, have confidence and think that you will succeed in this interview, and get accepted to the school. This is your day. Be ready to succeed—because you indeed will!
  • Have a good sleep before the interview, rest well, and grab a cup of green tee, or coffee, before meeting the employer–especially when you feel tired or sleepy. You can also devote yourself to a short mediation or to other mind-relaxing practices. Simply try to be fresh—to be able to give your very best.
  • Think about the interviewers in good means–try to consider them your allies, people who want to give you a chance to study at the school (most people consider their interviewers their enemies, which is a huge mistake and reflects strongly in their body language; do not make the same mistake).
  • Try to take it easy. Stressing out won’t help your chances. It won’t help anyone, so try to stay calm.

Smile is like flu. Once you smile on someone, they will smile back :). In most cases it works this way.

Try to be positive about your chances, about your future, the school, the future of the world (though at least the last one is a difficult task indeed).

Positive mindset will reflect in your body language, and your chances to get accepted will improve immediately.

Candidates who fail to connect with the interviewers on a personal level will be screened out first. The reasons won’t always be clarified. People in the committee will simply agree that they “didn’t feel right” about the particular student.

Ensure that it won’t happen to you. Come in with the right mindset, bring in the right energy and tell the right things without words. 85% can’t be ignored…

End of the sample


 

Matthew, author of the eBook

So that’s it. I do not want to waste your time with lengthy sales pages, fake reviews, and imaginary discounts, just like other people do on their websites, while selling various digital products for Pharmacy School applicants.

Doing a simple google search, you will find at least a dozen of courses and mock interview offers, from people who promise to help you prepare for your Pharmacy School Interview. The price range? From $150 up to $5,000 per course/mock interview. A bummer.

Few years from now, when you will graduate from school, you will find yourself in quite a debt. The average figure for a Pharmacy School graduate in the US is $120,000.

Honestly, you’ll have enough to care for—without paying hundreds or thousands for courses and mock interviews, before even being accepted at the university.

For this reason I decided to write this eBook. It is ten times less expensive than the cheapest online preparation course out there, and in my opinion, if you’re not stupid (which you certainly aren’t, otherwise you won’t even have a chance to interview for a place at a Pharmacy School), it alone will suffice you to get ready for your interview.

You have read the samples, you know what the eBook is about, and surely you can tell whether it will help you in your interview.

I sincerely believe it will help you. It will help you a lot. And you can read it easily in two or three hours, it’s 13,000 words. Only things that truly matter, no secondary content.

Plus, of course, like with everything else we sell here on InterviewPenguin.com, you have a risk free sixty days money back guarantee. If you don’t like this eBook for any reason, or no reason at all, just let me know (email me at matthew[at]interviewpenguin[dot]com) within 60 days and I will give you a full refund.

Quick summary

Pharmacy School Interview Made Easy eBook

 

  • Six principles of success—things you simply need to know and do right if you want to secure your place at the pharmacy school.
  • 12 conventional interview questions & multiple sample answers to each question—a typical interview format, which is still common at many Pharmacy Schools in the US, Canada, Australia, and in Europe. You will learn how to answer the questions the interviewing panel members will ask you, and what attitudes and opinions they seek in the answers of a perfect applicant.
  • MMI interviews. Explaining twelve sample case studies (real case studies from interviews conducted at US and Canadian Universities in 2018), you will learn how to present your opinions correctly, and what the interviewers look for in your answers.
  • Instant download, .PDF format (you can read it on any device (mobile, kindle, PC), and you can easily print it).
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  • Price: $14.95, one time payment, 60 days risk free money back guarantee .
  • No hidden fees, no upsell, no crappy bonuses. Just one eBook that includes everything you need to know to ace your pharmacy school interview.
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That’s it guys, I wish you good luck in your interview!

Sincerely,

Matthew Chulaw, your personal interview coach

P.S. If you have any questions about the eBook, just send me a message to matthew[at]interviewpenguin[dot]com. Unless leading interviews somewhere, I typically answer all emails within 6 hours. Thank you!

Matthew Chulaw

Matthew Chulaw

Matthew has been working in international recruitment since 2008. He helps job seekers from all walks of life to pursue their career goals, and to prepare for their interviews. He is the founder of InterviewPenguin.com website.
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