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Top 30 Pharmacist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
How would your patients describe you?
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"My patients would say that I'm a very patient person. I pride myself on being a very patient person, especially with my elderly patients. Sometimes just being patient and taking a few extra moments with them means a lot."
Your patient's feedback will say a lot about you as a Pharmacist. Let the interviewer know that your patients would say that you are knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Go ahead and share a brief story about a time you helped a patient and they let you know how much it meant to them.
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Question 2 of 30
Tell me about a time when you set a goal and achieved it.
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"I have the privilege of working with a remarkable team of talented pharmacists, technicians, and interns. I learn from them all the time. But I also want to return the favor by sharing with them some of the unique things I have learned and offering them the opportunity to practice new skills and grow their careers. My goal is to become someone's mentor in my pharmacy."
As a Pharmacist, you've determined that you are more productive when you sent your own goals versus when goals are handed down to you from above. Tell the interviewer about any personal, Service or staff development goals you have for yourself.
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Question 3 of 30
What is your communication style?
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Question 4 of 30
What do you see as the most critical issues in pharmacy today?
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Question 5 of 30
Describe a difficult work experience, and what you learned from it.
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Question 6 of 30
Describe a time when you feel you made a difference in a patients care.
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Question 7 of 30
If you weren't sitting with me, interviewing for this Pharmacist position, where else would you be?
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Question 8 of 30
How do you build relationships when you are new to a pharmacy.
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Question 9 of 30
How did you balance work and personal life?
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Question 10 of 30
What is the last book you read? Tell me about it.
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Question 11 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 12 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.
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Question 13 of 30
How do you stay organized?
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Question 14 of 30
Tell me about your leadership experience.
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Question 15 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Question 16 of 30
What is the most important skill you would bring to this role?
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Question 17 of 30
What do you know about our hospital?
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Question 18 of 30
What are ways you deal with stress, challenges, or negative situations at work?
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Question 19 of 30
How would your peers describe you?
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Question 20 of 30
How do you continue your pharmacy education?
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Question 21 of 30
What do you enjoy most about being a pharmacist?
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Question 22 of 30
If you felt a customer was using prescribed drugs for the wrong reasons, what would you do?
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Question 23 of 30
How would you handle a customer yelling at you?
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Question 24 of 30
What are your long term goals as a Pharmacist?
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Question 25 of 30
What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacist?
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Question 26 of 30
Describe a situation where you received constructive feedback on your work.
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Question 27 of 30
Are you able to work shift work?
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Question 28 of 30
Describe a conflict with a preceptor or attending physician.
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Question 29 of 30
Why do you want to be a pharmacist at our organization?
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Question 30 of 30
What experience do you have working in coumadin or diabetes clinics?
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About Pharmacist

March 19th, 2017

One of the advantages to becoming a Pharmacist is that you have the option to work in various locations. Community Pharmacists typically work in chain drug stores or independently owned pharmacies. Clinical Pharmacists work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. Consultant Pharmacists advise healthcare facilities or insurance providers on patient medication use or improving pharmacy services. Pharmaceutical industry pharmacists work in areas such as marketing, sales, or research and development. As a Pharmacist you may dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. You may also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.

Prospective pharmacists are required to have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Chemistry, pharmacology, and medical ethics are just a few of the areas that you will study. Pharmacists must provide safe medications efficiently. To do this, they must be able to evaluate a patient’s needs and the prescriber’s orders, and have extensive knowledge of the effects and appropriate circumstances for giving out a specific medication. A few skills needed to be a successful Pharmacist are your communication skills, managerial skills,computer skills and be detail oriented.

To prepare for your interview you'll want to have you two minute elevator speech memorized. During this time you will want to talk about your education, your past and current employment and accomplishments. Practice the common interview questions such as 'tell me about yourself' and 'what are your strengths and weaknesses.' Dress professionally, bring a few copies of your resumes and references, provide good eye contact and a clear speaking voice.

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