January 22, 2021

Participate in 2021 PharmD Admissions Interviews

The PharmD office of Recruiting and Admissions is seeking volunteers to support virtual admissions interviews, particularly among recent alumni. PharmD interview days are the most important recruitment events that we host each year. While we are evaluating applicants on their fit for our program, we know that most applicants will use the interview day to determine if UW is the right fit for them.

We’ve heard from many current students that their interview experience was one of the most important factors in leading them to attend UW. One of the most valuable components of the interview day is a panel that we host with current PharmD students and SOP alumni. This year in particular, when we cannot physically invite applicants to campus, the student and alumni panel allows applicants to get a sense of what life is like as a UW SOP student and allows applicants to see themselves as future Husky Pharmacists. The 45 minute panel is led by an SOP admissions staff member and includes introductions, reflections on the UWSOP student experience and concludes with an opportunity for applicants to ask questions directly to the panel. Participants in the panel should expect to address the following types of questions:

  • Why did you choose to attend the University of Washington School of Pharmacy?
  • Why did you choose to go to pharmacy school?
  • What did you like best about UWSOP?
  • What is your biggest piece of advice for prospective pharmacy students?
  • What types of clubs/organizations were you a member of within UWSOP?
  • Did you work outside of school? If so, how did you balance work and school?
  • Can you give some examples of the types of sites where you did your IPPEs or APPEs

Interview Schedule:

Friday, February 5

  • 9:15am – 10:00am | 10:25am – 11:10am | 12:15pm – 1:00pm | 1:25pm – 2:10pm

Friday, February 19

  • 9:15am – 10:00am | 10:25am – 11:10am | 12:15pm – 1:00pm | 1:25pm – 2:10pm

Friday, March 5

  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm | 1:25pm – 2:10pm

Volunteer for Interviews

For questions, please contact Mike Spielman, Director of Admissions and Recruiting: mspiel@uw.edu