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Xavier University of Louisiana Pharmacy School

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Question 1 of 31
At Xavier University of Louisiana we look for students who have a true passion for medicine. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of pharmacy?
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How to Answer
The interviewers would like to understand what drives your pursuit of a career in pharmacology. Your core passion is what will keep you going on the toughest of days at Xavier University of Louisiana. For the interviewers to understand how to motivate you, they need to know what fires you up!

It is okay to share a personal story when answering this question. Perhaps you can discuss what initiated your interested in becoming a pharmacist, to begin with. Whatever drives you, make sure the interviewers can feel your passion!

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Question 2 of 31
It is important that Xavier University of Louisiana exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into pharmacy this year?
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The interviewers want to know that you have thought out all options, and scenarios, in the event that you are not accepted to Xavier University of Louisiana.

The way that you answer this question will also show the interviewers that you have an interest in pharmacology that goes deeper than your acceptance into their school.

If you are not accepted, show that you will then take a different path, as a pharmaceutical assistant or pharmaceutical sales representative, for instance.

Or, you can let the interviewers know that one rejection won't stop you at all! Talk about your plan to reapply, if rejected.

Whatever the path you would choose, it's important you show the interviewers that you have confidence, and drive. It'll take more than one rejection to keep you down!

Question 3 of 31
In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing pharmacists, today?
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Being an aspiring student means that you need to take a keen interest in current events by closely following the challenges the pharmaceutical industry faces. The interviewers want to see that your interest is deep and that you spend time learning, and understanding, the challenges you will face in your future career as a pharmacist.

Discuss what you feel to be a primary concerning issue, and be sure to ask the interviewers what they personally see as the most concerning issue in the field of pharmacology today. This is an opportunity to start a very insightful conversation.

Question 4 of 31
Tuition at Xavier University of Louisiana is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs, and beyond?
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The interviewers want to be assured that you will be able to afford the tuition associated with Xavier University of Louisiana. Medical school is an investment and you need to be sure that you can handle the financial requirements associated with your acceptance. Keep your answer brief, and to the point. Simply let the interviewers know that you have a solid financial plan for your pharmaceutical schooling.

Question 5 of 31
Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?
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The interviewers want to know how your undergraduate program has prepared you for attending pharmaceutical studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. Discuss what interested you the most, and where you had the biggest challenges. While attending undergraduate studies, you likely learned some core skills that would be transferable to your time at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Think about what you learned:

- Time Management
- Creative Thinking
- Proposal Writing
- Public Speaking
- Presentation Building
- Independent Learning
- Academic Research
- Self-Motivation

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