Pharmacist Mock Interview

Stephanie Baumhover, PharmD, BCPS, drew on her 20 years experience hiring pharmacists in writing these 35 interview questions with advice and answer examples.

Pharmacist was updated by on February 15th, 2024. Learn more here.

Question 1 of 35

Tell me about your leadership experience.

"Although I have not had a specific pharmacist leadership role, I have served as President of ____, and team lead for the ____ project. For this project, I identified our objectives, ran monthly meetings with ____, and set a goal of ____ within ____ months. At our last meeting, we had achieved 85% of that goal with a planned full completion by next month. Can you share what leadership opportunities are possible within this company?"

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35 Pharmacist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Tell me about your leadership experience.

  • 2. How familiar are you with this company?

  • 3. What types of things do you like to do in your spare time?

  • 4. How do you build relationships when you are new to a role?

  • 5. What is your timeline for accepting a position?

  • 6. What is the last book you read? Tell me about it.

  • 7. What are your salary expectations?

  • 8. Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.

  • 9. How do you stay organized?

  • 10. How do you deal with stress at work?

  • 11. Do you have any questions for us?

  • 12. What is the most important skill you would bring to this role?

  • 13. What experience do you have working in ambulatory care?

  • 14. Can you tell me about a time when you were faced with an ethical dilemma and how did you handle it?

  • 15. How would you describe your past working relationships with your manager?

  • 16. Why are you interested in leaving your current position?

  • 17. Can you describe what you think a typical day in this role would be?

  • 18. Do you have any barriers to getting to work on time and meeting all scheduling expectations of the position?

  • 19. Describe a situation where you received constructive feedback on your work.

  • 20. How do you stay up to date on current issues in the pharmacy field?

  • 21. What do you enjoy most about being a pharmacist?

  • 22. If you felt a customer was using prescribed drugs for the wrong reasons, what would you do?

  • 23. How would you handle a patient or physician yelling at you?

  • 24. What type of position would you hope to have in 5 years?

  • 25. Describe a difficult work experience, and what you learned from it.

  • 26. Tell me about a time when you did not reach a goal at work. What did you learn from it?.

  • 27. What do you find most challenging in your current role?

  • 28. What is it about this role that appeals to you?

  • 29. Describe a time when you feel you made a difference in a patient's care.

  • 30. Are you available for shift work?

  • 31. How would your patients describe you?

  • 32. Describe a conflict with a preceptor or attending physician.

  • 33. What do you see as the most critical issues in pharmacy today?

  • 34. What is your communication style?

  • 35. How would your peers describe you?