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1 Admissions eReview & Interview Update: Information and Procedures for Experienced and Novice eReviewers and InterviewersOffice of Admissions and AdvisementUB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencesor (Option#2)Revised 8/11
2 Questions and Feedback AgendaThe goal of this presentation is to achieve a fair and consistent assessment of all applicants and to provide instructions and tips for application review (eReviews) and candidate interviews.Admissions OverviewThe eReviewPurposeInstructionsTips and techniquesThe InterviewQuestions and Feedback
4 Interview Instruction Admissions OverviewIn order to select the best candidates for ~125 seats from applications,a comprehensive, holistic review is employed through a four-step procedure:(1) Academic Review, (2) Staff Review, (3) eReview, and (4) Interview.Academic ReviewPCAT (~300)GPA (~3.0)DegreeStaff ReviewGradesPrerequisiteseReviewQualitative ReviewInterviewPersonality, Motivation, Empathy, Character, Analytical, Interests, Communication Skills, DemeanorOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
5 Interview Instruction Admissions OverviewIn order to select the best candidates for ~125 seats from applications,a comprehensive, holistic review is employed through a four-step procedure:(1) Academic Review, (2) Staff Review, (3) eReview, and (4) Interview.Selection is based on:Scholastic AchievementAptitudeCommunication SkillsLeadership AbilityPersonal QualificationsCommitment to Patient CareMotivationJudged from:Grade Point AveragesPCATCollege RecordLetters of ReferenceHealth Care ExperienceResearch ExperienceCommunity ServicePersonal StatementPersonal InterviewOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview TipsAll applicants are considered equally:UB does not have a policy that limits or favors current UB students or transfer applicants. No person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of age, religion or creed, color, disability, national origin, race, ethnicity, sex, marital or veteran status.
7 Interview Instruction The eReview - PurposeFaculty, alumni, and staff perform a qualitative evaluation to clearly indicate who to offer an interview, immediately deny, or offer a seat on the wait list.Purpose of the eReview:To assess non-cognitive or non-academic characteristics, including personal qualifications, leadership skills, and experiences.Number of eReviews:~700 packets including multiple reviews (all applicants are reviewed at least twice)~80 eReviewers~1-2 packets assigned weekly to be completed within one week or lessTime Commitment:September through AprilPlease notify Admissions Staff if you are unavailable or require a lighter load during a certain week.Please notify Admissions Staff if you know the candidate assigned to you so that we may reassign them.You will be notified via when you are assigned a candidate.Reviews are due within 1 week.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview TipsScholastic achievement and aptitude have already been judged from the college record, grade point average, and the PCAT by the academic review and Admission Staff.
8 Interview Instruction The eReview – Instruction: The FormOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
9 You may refer to the Total QE score as a guide. The eReview – Instruction: The FormYou may refer to the Total QE score as a guide.
10 Interview Instruction The eReview – Instruction: The FormBased upon your overall review, please provide a recommendation along with comments.Overall Comments: Offer a summative view and clarification as needed. This is required.Examples of Useful Comments:… essay was impressive…very global in his understanding of the profession and has a humanistic quality we would value...letters of recommendation are also positive…seems very motivated to be a patient- centered pharmacist……Mature, experienced, potential for leadership described in LOR…excellent impression of the applicant....Her essay was at times difficult to read based on short sentences and final lack of punctuation…Examples of Less Useful Comments:Le Moyne College is not a good school……his PCAT scores in verbal, reading and quantitative skills are relatively poor……has a good PCAT score = 438 and acceptable GPA = 3.08 with BS degree in pharmacology……since we know the level of study at UB, I believe an interview should be consideredOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
11 Interview Instruction The eReview – Instruction: WebsiteThis online evaluation tool allows eReviewers to easily review applications and submit their assessment of an applicant's qualitative and non-cognitive characteristics.Login atWe recommend bookmarking this site.Choose your name from a dropdown list and enter your password. Your password is beginning of your sign.Begin evaluating an applicant by clicking PENDING EVALUATIONS.Use the Applicant Qualitative Evaluation Form to complete an evaluation.Use the dropdown boxes to select the point(s) that corresponds with the description that best fits the applicantDescriptions are linked to points, with 0 as the lowest.A total point sum will be used for helping to select candidates for the next phase of the application process (offer interview, wait list, hold list or deny).Overall comments are required at the bottom of the form.When you are finished, select SUBMIT REVIEW.Note: Admissions staff and interviewers will review your evaluation.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
13 Standardized Test - Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) The eReview – Instruction: WebsiteStandardized Test - Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)Required by 2/3 of all pharmacy programsRequired of all UB applicants (excluding EA)Specialized test to help identify qualified applicantsMeasures general academic ability & scientific knowledgeVerbal, Biology, Reading, Quantitative, Chemistry, Written EssayWe do not have a minimum Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) requirement however, competitive applicants typically present a percentage of at least 300.The middle 50th percentile sum of the PCAT percentile score of students recently admitted wasUB SoPPS considers the Percentile Rank (not Scaled Scores). The sum of each item under the Percentile Rank (Verbal Ability, Biology, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Chemistry) determines the score (not the Composite score).INTERVIEWCOLLEGES (CANISIUS)COUNSELORSRECRUITMENT (NYS)
14 Required of all international applicants . Exempt: The eReview – Instruction: WebsiteStandardized Test – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)Required of all international applicants .Exempt:US Citizens, native English speakers from Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United KingdomThose who have completed English Composition I and II in the UB and earned a grade of a C or betterMust be dated within two years of the time the application is receivedINTERVIEWCOLLEGES (CANISIUS)COUNSELORSRECRUITMENT (NYS)
15 Interview Instruction The eReview – Applicant PacketTo conduct an eReview, you will be referring to the candidate’s PharmCAS application (Pharmacy College Application Service).PharmCAS Application:Biographic and Background InformationPersonal EssayAll College Coursework InformationProfessional Licenses and CertificationsPublicationsHonors and ScholarshipsWork and Extracurricular ExperienceLetters of RecommendationPharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Test of Spoken English (TSE)PharmCAS Application FeeOn average, applicants apply to four schools through PharmCAS.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeThe PharmCAS packet includes an overall GPA. We consider only math and science courses in prerequisite subject areas. This “Local 1 GPA” includes Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses.In addition, for the PCAT exam, UB considers the Percentile Rank (not Scaled Scores) by adding each Percentile Rank (Verbal Ability + Biology + Reading Comp. + Quantitative Ability + Chemistry) and excludes the Composite Score. A Writing score (0-5) is also included.In the PharmCAS packet, the Percentile Rank is the middle score.For ease in reviewing, Applicant Name, Local GPA 1 and Total PCAT scores are included on the top of the UB SoPPS PharmD Program Applicant Qualitative Evaluation Form.Interview InstructionInterview Tips
16 The Applicant Packet – Page 1 The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Page 1For yourreferenceonlyPCAT score will be provided on Evaluation Form
17 Can comment if a first-generation college student. The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Page 2Can comment if a first-generation college student.High school degree or equivalentFor yourreferenceonly
18 “Local GPA 1” will be provided on Evaluation Form The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Page 3For yourreferenceonly“Local GPA 1” will be provided on Evaluation FormPharm Tech, CPR, Life Tech
19 Wide variety of backgrounds. Q1: Additional Scholastic Preparation The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Pages 4 & 5Wide variety of backgrounds.QE 1Q1: Additional Scholastic PreparationWide variety of educ backgs, incl eng, busi, com, bio.See students without grades for prereq courses (planned)Verified grades – student misentered/misreported
20 The Applicant Packet – Page 6 The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Page 6QE 1, QE 2, QE 3, QE 4QE 1, QE 2, QE 3QE1. Additional Scholastic PreparationQE2. ExperiencesQE3. Extracurricular Activities, Community Service, LeadershipQE4. Academic Recognition or HonorsQE 4
21 QE5. Communication Skill/ Written Essay The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Page 7QE 5QE5. Communication Skill/ Written EssayCan compare against low pcat verbal/reading scores
22 QE6. Letters of Reference The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Page 8QE 6QE6. Letters of ReferenceWaive right to view LORCheck LORS
23 The Applicant Packet – Other Information The eReview – Applicant PacketThe Applicant Packet – Other InformationOther information includes Special Challenges and Legacy. Please comment on any observations or concerns. These will be included at the end of the packet.You may see a special challenges statement (optional question) if there are any personal challenges - such as financial, health, family, or societal challenges - the applicant feels they had to overcome in the course of their education they believe the Admissions Committee should take into account in evaluating their application.If an applicant’s parent, grandparent, sibling, or spouse attend UB SoPPS, you will see this legacy information on their packet.Waive right to view LORCheck LORS
24 Interview Instruction The eReview - TipsPlease be sure to do all of the “Do’s” and don’t do any of the “Don’ts.” The tips below may assist you with your application review.Do’s:Use a secure computerShred ALL printed documentsProvide commentsConsider special challenges and legacy information when availableDon’ts:Be afraid to give an applicant a negative reviewComment on information already included on application (“has a PCAT of 300”)Review a student you knowDiscuss candidates with anyone besides admissions staff and other eReviewersUse the qualitative points to assess aspects of academic profile and/or college(s) attendedTips:View packet and evaluation form at the same time (split screen) or print the evaluation form to complete by hand first by selecting “View as Printer Friendly PDF”Use “Ctrl F” to help find specific words in the applicant packet (e.g., “research”)Compare your submitted evaluations to be sure you give consistent ratingsCommunicate with other eReviewers via the listserv:OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
25 Split Screen Example: The eReview - Tips “Right Click” on your Taskbar Choose “Tile Windows Horizontally” or “Tile Windows Vertically”
27 Interview Instruction The Interview - PurposeOur on-site interview is the final determinant in selecting candidates for the program and significantly influences the applicant’s decision to choose UB.Why Interview?Given the nature of the profession and competitiveness for admission, it is essential that we take additional criteria into account when making admissions decisions.Candidates selected for interviews are of the highest caliber and are receiving multiple offers from other stellar institutions. On-site interviews are a recruitment method and a way to further develop and maintain their interest in our school.Applicants should be able to interview school or college representatives about the suitability of their program for their particular needs and determine if we are a good fit for them.Interviews are required in accordance with the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) Guidelines 17.2 and 17.3, adopted January 2006.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
28 Interview Instruction The Interview - PurposeOur informative half-day interview format focuses upon us getting to know candidates and upon candidates getting to know UB SoPPS.Interview Schedule:EA Interview:Early Assurance (EA) interviewees are UB EA candidates~60 candidatesSaturday, 1/21/12 from 9:00am-1:00pmPharmCAS Interviews:Regular interviewees are PharmCAS applicants who are recommended by eReviewers~40 candidates per sessionFriday’s (as needed) from 1:30pm-4:00pm: 11/11, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30AgendaWelcome presentation, writing sample, campus tour, interview, group activity, socialWe will be holding Skype interviews throughout the year for select candidates. Faculty may be asked to participate. These will last no more than one hour.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
29 Interview Instruction The Interview – Purpose: SelectionAs an interviewer, your task is to assess non-cognitive or non-academic characteristics, including oral and written communication skills, professional awareness, commitment to patient care, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.You will gather information about the following domains through specific behavioral interview questions, reviewing their experience, reading their writing sample, and assessing their oral and non-verbal communication.Personality/Oral Communication SkillsMotivation/Professional AwarenessEmpathy/AltruismCharacter/IntegrityAnalytical Thinking/Opinion FormingIntellectual Curiosity/Diversity of InterestsWritten Communication SkillsInterview DemeanorOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview TipsNOTE: Scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, leadership skills and experience have already been judged from the college record, grade point average, the PCAT, letters of reference, and the supplemental application by the e-reviewers.
30 2010 Profile of Incoming UB SoPPS Students * The Interview – Purpose: SelectionThe purpose of the interview is to identify and recruit the highest quality applicants to become future UB SoPPS alumni. Here are characteristics of the students we accepted last cycle:2010 Profile of Incoming UB SoPPS Students *Interviewed: 250Accepted: 125Middle 50th Percentile Science & Math GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math): Middle 50th Percentile of Sum PCAT Percentile Score (excluding composite):In-State: 77%Out-of-State: 17%Foreign Citizen: 6%Females: 58%Males: 42%2 years or less of college: 53%Bachelor’s or higher: 40%Average Age: 21Number of States Represented: 11OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips*Refer to the following website for 2011 Profile of Incoming UB SoPPS Students:
31 Interview Instruction The Interview – Purpose: RecruitIn addition to selecting candidates, your task is to help recruit the highest quality students. For many, you may be the first UB representative they meet. Keep in mind that while we are selecting successful applicants, they are also selecting us. Be sure to brag about the distinctive characteristics of UB and Buffalo.Why UB?Only pharmacy school in the SUNY systemOne of the most affordable schools of pharmacy in the countryRated as the top program in the northeast and one of the top in the countrySecond most productive research program in the nationRenowned faculty including Distinguished Teaching Professors and faculty members who are recipients of the Chancellor's Awards for ExcellenceAbility to take the NAPLEX exam and Pharmacy Law Review Series at UB97% successfully complete the NAPLEX on the first attempt and often score higher than others in our state or in the countryClose-knit community of students and faculty with the resources and facilities of a large research universityVariety of professional development, social organizationsAmherst has continually been rated by a national magazine as the safest community in the US with a population of 100,000 or moreBuffalo is a 30-min. drive from Niagara Falls, a 90-min. drive from Toronto, ON and a 50-min. flight from NYC and Washington, DCResidents also enjoy a variety of affordable housing optionsOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
32 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: PrepareOur , print, and web communications offer clear information and details as well as a helpful interview tips and resources page for our candidates – so they should be prepared to meet you. Please review our websites – so that you are prepared to meet them.Preparing for the Interview:Review Admissions website pages:Review the candidate’s packet:Candidates will be pre-assignedAccess the candidate’s information on the applicant evaluation website. Printouts will also be distributed at the session.Do not interview a student you know or whose family you knowAlert Admissions Staff a.s.a.p. if you cannot attend an interview sessionReview the questions:Become familiar with all of the questionsAsk one or two questions from each domainAlternate or split the questions if you have a partnerPlease do not deviate from the questionsManage the pace of your interview – limit to no more than 45 minutesAvoid interrupting the student unless you need to move onOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
33 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: PrepareYou will be conducting a structured behavioral interview. You will be provided with a list of questions to ask the candidate. Please do not deviate from these.Meet the Applicant:Welcome the applicant and give an overview of the interview including a timelineExplain there are no right or wrong answersExplain to the applicant that you may be taking notes throughout the interviewExpect to interview 4 candidates per sessionInterviews will be conducted using a 2:1 interviewer to interviewee ratio (1:1 in some cases).Manage the Interview Together:Set the tone and establish a friendly yet professional environmentAvoid interrupting the student unless you need to move on (“Due to our time constraints, I am going to stop you so we can move on to the next question.”)Use only the questions provided to you. However, you may encourage elaboration by asking questions if the applicant’s answer is incomplete (“Tell me more…”)Conclude the Interview:Allow applicants to ask questionsProvide the best information you can - if you don’t know, either direct them to the appropriate person or department at UB or ask us to follow-up with the studentIf an applicant asks about his/her chances for admission, be noncommittal without being discouragingThe candidate will be provided with an agenda, which includes their next stop.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
34 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: FormatYou will be conducting a “behavioral interview” as opposed to a “traditional interview”: “Describe a conflict you had with a coworker and how you handled the situation.” vs. “What are your strengths and weaknesses?" or "What are your major challenges and problems?”Behavioral Interviewing:More effective method of interviewingDiscovers how the interviewee acted in specific situationsAsks how they did behave to predict future behavior instead of asking how they would behave (past behavior predicts future behavior)Includes open-ended questionsCritical Behavior Interviewing Goals:Match a candidate’s previously demonstrated behaviors to behaviors determined to be critical for success in the program.Eliminate misunderstandings about candidate’s backgroundAchieve an objective measurementMove beyond an understanding of achievements to an understanding of “how” and “why” the goals were achieved.Critical behavior interviews should:Have an agendaObtain information that assists in making a fact-based decisionGive the candidate the opportunity to demonstrate his or her interests and skillsOvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
35 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: FormatYou will be conducting a “behavioral interview” as opposed to a “traditional interview”: “Describe a conflict you had with a coworker and how you handled the situation.” vs. “What are your strengths and weaknesses?" or "What are your major challenges and problems?”STAR Technique:S: Listen for a Situation orT: Listen for a TaskA: Listen for an Action that was takenR: Listen for the Results of the actionExample of a STAR response:S: “I worked as a Pharmacy Tech at Eckerd.”T: “I noticed that a prescription dose was unusually high.”A: “I asked the nurse to double check with the physician and the nurse responded that she is positive about the order. I persuaded the nurse to have the doctor contact her. Within the hour, the physician called and stated that the nurse had misread the order and verified that the correct dose is four times less than originally prescribed.”R: “My alertness saved the patient from a potential overdose and severe consequences.”OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
36 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: FormatYou will be conducting a “structured interview” (or standardized interview) as opposed to an “unstructured interview.” You will be provided with a standard list of questions to ask the candidate. You should try not to deviate from these.Structured Interviewing:Evaluates similar competencies in each meeting, which controls reliabilityMakes the interview the same for everyone - ensuring equal opportunityControls the flow of the interviewIncludes pre-written questions, reducing nervousness for the interviewers You may ask additional Probing Questions as necessary:“I get the sense that pharmacy is really your second choice for a career. Can you help me understand if I am correct or not and alleviate some of my concerns about your ability to commit to the profession?”“Tell me more…”“What happened next?”“Give me an example.”“So what did you do?”OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
37 The Interview – Instruction: Questions The following questions address our assessment areas. Use only the following sequence of questions so all applicants are treated equally. Questions will also be distributed at the interview session.
38 The Interview – Instruction: Questions The following questions address our assessment areas. Use only the following sequence of questions so all applicants are treated equally. Questions will also be distributed at the interview session.After the interview, you will complete the Interview Assessment Form. If there are two interviewers, both interviewers should share notes and discuss the candidate in order to reach consensus on the scores and decision.
39 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: QuestionsYou must adhere to the interview questions provided. However, such questions may be asked out of habit. Please avoid these questions:AgeIllegal: How old are you? What is your birth date?Legal: Are you over the age of 18?AffiliationsIllegal: What clubs or social organizations do you belong to?Legal: What professional groups or other organizations do you belong to that are relevant?Arrest RecordIllegal: Have you ever been arrested?Legal: Have you ever been convicted of (a crime related to the performance of the position)?Birthplace/National Origin/CitizenshipIllegal: Are you a U.S. citizen? Where were your parents born? What is your native tongue?Legal: (only if this ability is relevant): Are you authorized to work in the U.S.? What languages do you speak fluently?DisabilitiesIllegal: Do you have any disabilities? How is your family’s health?Legal: (only after the interviewer has thoroughly described the job): Are you able to perform the essential functions of the job?Marital/Family StatusIllegal: What’s your marital status? Do you plan to have a family?Legal: (only if asked of all applicants): Would you be willing to travel or relocate? Would you be willing to work overtime as necessary?MilitaryIllegal: If you’ve been in the military, were you honorably discharged?Legal: In what branch of the Armed Forces did you serve?OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview Tips
40 Interview Instruction The Interview – Instruction: FormAfter the interview, you will complete the Interview Assessment Form. If there are two interviewers, both interviewers should share notes and discuss the candidate in order to reach consensus on the scores and decision. Once you complete the evaluation, return all forms to the Admissions Staff.Check the “Pass Interview” box if you feel the applicant is stellar - explain why. These students will likely be offered admission.Example Comment: She is a great candidate with confidence and excellent communication skills. She is a well-rounded individual with a strong passion to become a pharmacist. In our opinion, she seems to be a goal-oriented, hard-working student. Her essay is clear and concise with no errors. We are impressed with this candidate and recommend her without reservation.Check the “Pass with Qualification” box if you think the applicant is mediocre - explain why. Specify if you think the applicant should be immediately considered for admission or not by suggesting “Admission” or “Wait List” in the required explanation and comments area.Example Comment: She is somewhat reserved and her responses were rather short and not very detailed. She has a limited knowledge of pharmacy - some pharmacy experience would be helpful. I would characterize her as an average student. Recommend Wait List.Check the “Fail Interview” box if you think the Admissions Committee should not consider this candidate - explain why. These students will likely be denied admission.Example Comment: She has fairly weak verbal communication skills and seems to know very little about pharmacy. Her commitment to the profession is highly uncertain and pharmacy is apparently a "refuge“ profession for her. We would not recommend this candidate.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeInterview InstructionInterview TipsAlways fill in the Explanation and General Comments section. Your comments are very important to their final admission decision. Each evaluator may supply a comment or one may write a shared comment, however, both should strive for a unanimous recommendation.
41 Interview Instruction The Interview – TipsPlease be sure to do all of the “Do’s” and don’t do any of the “Don’ts.” The tips below may assist you with your interview. Here are a few friendly reminders:Do’sAsk only the questions from the list for consistencyTake brief notes to stay focused and to refer to laterMaintain a professional posture and demeanorThank the candidate for their interest in UBMaintain good eye contactBe empathetic and sincereSmile: Smiling will help you and the applicant relax and help establish a rapportUse critical listening skills and focus on verbal and non-verbal cuesUse compliments: “You must be proud of ….”Use silence to give the applicant the opportunity to think and form a responseDress professionallyDon'tsAsk illegal questions (described earlier in this presentation)Make up your own questionsLean back in your chair or cross your arms – be conscious of your non-verbal cuesBe stern or try to intimidate the candidateAsk the student once he has completed his answer “Is that all?”Form judgments too earlyMake statements like “I’ll see you in pharmacy school”Ask “Tell me about yourself”Talk about yourself – unless it is a selling point for the UB and SoPPS TipsAvoid biases: Don’t overweigh first impressions or over-generalize. This relates to the observation that candidates who are more professional or articulate than other candidates get rated higher in attributes such as leadership, decisiveness, and interpersonal skills.OvervieweReview PurposeeReview InstructioneReview TipsInterview PurposeMore tipsInterview InstructionInterview Tips
42 CONGRATULATIONS! Thank You Again! ConclusionCONGRATULATIONS!You are now a certified or re-certifiedSoPPS eReviewer and interviewer Thank You Again!The UB SoPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement greatly appreciates your participation in our Admissions Interview Process. Please feel free to contact us at any time with suggestions or questions.Jennifer Hess, Assistant Dean/Director of Admissions orCynthia Acara, Staff Assistant orChristine Stumm, Assistant Director of Admissions orGeneral: or (Option#2)