Auburn University Pharmacy School

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Which newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new pharmaceutical discoveries, and current events?

Auburn University Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Which newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new pharmaceutical discoveries, and current events?

  2. 2.

    What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to becoming a pharmacist?

  3. 3.

    Are you aware of cases of pharmacy malpractice or pharmacist negligence? How will you cope if you are faced with one of these situations, as a pharmacist?

  4. 4.

    When you encounter academic difficulty, how do you react?

  5. 5.

    What research did you conduct on our school before choosing to apply to Auburn University?

  6. 6.

    Why should we accept you over another pharmacy student with the same qualifications?

  7. 7.

    If you could meet anyone in the history of medicine, who would you choose and why?

  8. 8.

    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending Auburn University.

  9. 9.

    How does your learning style fit with the teaching methods at Auburn University?

  10. 10.

    How does your family feel about you studying pharmacy? Do you have a great deal of support?

  11. 11.

    How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?

  12. 12.

    Explain your understanding of the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacist.

  13. 13.

    At Auburn University we look for students who have a true passion for medicine. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of pharmacy?

  14. 14.

    It is important that Auburn University exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into pharmacy this year?

  15. 15.

    In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing pharmacists, today?

  16. 16.

    Tuition at Auburn University is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs, and beyond?

  17. 17.

    Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

  18. 18.

    What do you feel is the single most important quality a pharmacist should possess?

  19. 19.

    At Auburn University we believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

  20. 20.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

  21. 21.

    What is your favorite area of pharmacology so far? Which is your least favorite? Why?

  22. 22.

    What questions do you have for us about Auburn University?

  23. 23.

    What do you know about Auburn University?

  24. 24.

    Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

  25. 25.

    What are you reading right now?

  26. 26.

    What other pharmacy programs have you applied to and where does Auburn University rank?

  27. 27.

    How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?

  28. 28.

    How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?

  29. 29.

    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

  30. 30.

    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  31. 31.

    What are your thoughts on alternative medicine? Which aspects do you agree and disagree with?

  32. 32.

    How did you prepare for the PCAT?

  33. 33.

    Prescription drug abuse is a widespread issue. How will you recognize the signs of drug abuse in your customers? How would you handle a situation like this?

  34. 34.

    Do you have aspirations to own a pharmacy in the future? If so, what appeals to you about business ownership?

  35. 35.

    How do you plan to cope with the immense workload and expectations of attending our pharmacy program?

  36. 36.

    Walk us through your approach to studying for exams.

  37. 37.

    Why are you choosing pharmacy over other medical professions?

  38. 38.

    When you become a pharmacist, how will you improve the profession?

  39. 39.

    Talk about the last pharma-related article you read. What did you learn?

  40. 40.

    How has COVID-19 and other pandemics of the past impacted the profession of a pharmacist?