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MPharm Interview 2024 Help

Hi! What can I expect to happen in a pharmacy interview? So far I have got interviews coming up for UCLAN, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester. I’ve also applied to Keele and Huddersfield but haven’t heard anything yet. If anyone has any advice or would like to share their experience it would be greatly appreciated!
Original post by heartislike
Hi! What can I expect to happen in a pharmacy interview? So far I have got interviews coming up for UCLAN, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester. I’ve also applied to Keele and Huddersfield but haven’t heard anything yet. If anyone has any advice or would like to share their experience it would be greatly appreciated!

Hi! I'm currently an MPharm student at Keele. My interview was mainly about why pharmacy, why keele, and problem-solving scenarios. I'm sure this can apply to your other interviews. They don't expect you to know a great amount but they want to see that you follow a logical train of thought and justify your answers. I would also look at the GPhC "Standards for Pharmacy Professionals" and think about them when you're answering. Your decision making as a pharmacy student and subsequently as a pharmacist, should keep them in mind, with patient-centred care and your duty of care of the patient's health being at the top of the list. Hope that helps! Feel free to ask any more questions
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Original post by PharmacyCat
Hi! I'm currently a 3rd year MPharm student at Keele. My interview was mainly about why pharmacy, why keele, and problem-solving scenarios. I'm sure this can apply to your other interviews. They don't expect you to know a great amount but they want to see that you follow a logical train of thought and justify your answers. I would also look at the GPhC "Standards for Pharmacy Professionals" and think about them when you're answering. Your decision making as a pharmacy student and subsequently as a pharmacist, should keep them in mind, with patient-centred care and your duty of care of the patient's health being at the top of the list. Hope that helps! Feel free to ask any more questions

Hi can I ask you questions? were there any questions related to chemistry or biology? should I prepare sth to say about current issues in pharmaceutical industry?
😭help..
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Original post by PharmacyCat
Hi! I'm currently a 3rd year MPharm student at Keele. My interview was mainly about why pharmacy, why keele, and problem-solving scenarios. I'm sure this can apply to your other interviews. They don't expect you to know a great amount but they want to see that you follow a logical train of thought and justify your answers. I would also look at the GPhC "Standards for Pharmacy Professionals" and think about them when you're answering. Your decision making as a pharmacy student and subsequently as a pharmacist, should keep them in mind, with patient-centred care and your duty of care of the patient's health being at the top of the list. Hope that helps! Feel free to ask any more questions

did you do the pharmacy interview forUob how did it go any helps
Original post by haslu2983
did you do the pharmacy interview forUob how did it go any helps

Hi, I didn't apply to UoB so I'm not actually sure what the look for, but I assume it follows a similar structure of "why pharmacy, why UoB" and some problem-solving scenarios or ethics
Original post by gowiththefloww
Hi can I ask you questions? were there any questions related to chemistry or biology? should I prepare sth to say about current issues in pharmaceutical industry?
😭help..

Most of them were not related to chemistry or biology, at least during my interview
If you want to prepare something to say about the pharmaceutical industry I'm sure they'd be more than happy to hear it, maybe in the "why pharmacy" question? Also considering that Keele is a very good uni for research especially for sciencey subjects, healthcare and pharmacy, if you're interested in pharmaceutical production and manufacturing, that would be something to mention!
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Original post by PharmacyCat
Hi! I'm currently a 3rd year MPharm student at Keele. My interview was mainly about why pharmacy, why keele, and problem-solving scenarios. I'm sure this can apply to your other interviews. They don't expect you to know a great amount but they want to see that you follow a logical train of thought and justify your answers. I would also look at the GPhC "Standards for Pharmacy Professionals" and think about them when you're answering. Your decision making as a pharmacy student and subsequently as a pharmacist, should keep them in mind, with patient-centred care and your duty of care of the patient's health being at the top of the list. Hope that helps! Feel free to ask any more questions

Hi, I got an interview for Keele on 24/01/24, what type of problem-solving scenarios will Keele and other universities ask and do you have any links for problem-solving scenarios examples?
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Original post by Smith17
Hi, I got an interview for Keele on 24/01/24, what type of problem-solving scenarios will Keele and other universities ask and do you have any links for problem-solving scenarios examples?

It's kind of like how to handle a difficult patient, and some moral questions. In those questions, they tell you a scenario, so pay attention to who you are in that scenario. Often they will say "you are a pharmacy student, at x location" so think about how a pharmacist should act professionally so as I said, reading over the Standards for Pharmacy Professionals is really helpful. Try to show the interviewers that you have an interest in Pharmacy, they just want to see how you think. You don't have to know everything or what exactly you wanna do in the future, you don't have to have worked in a Pharmacy or anything. But try to think logically and involve your life experiences. Also, JUSTIFY your answer, your train of thought, how you got there. There's not a 100% right or wrong answer.
But Good Luck! Hope you do well!
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Original post by PharmacyCat
It's kind of like how to handle a difficult patient, and some moral questions. In those questions, they tell you a scenario, so pay attention to who you are in that scenario. Often they will say "you are a pharmacy student, at x location" so think about how a pharmacist should act professionally so as I said, reading over the Standards for Pharmacy Professionals is really helpful. Try to show the interviewers that you have an interest in Pharmacy, they just want to see how you think. You don't have to know everything or what exactly you wanna do in the future, you don't have to have worked in a Pharmacy or anything. But try to think logically and involve your life experiences. Also, JUSTIFY your answer, your train of thought, how you got there. There's not a 100% right or wrong answer.
But Good Luck! Hope you do well!

Awesome! Thank you very much, this will be extremely helpful to me!
Original post by Smith17
Awesome! Thank you very much, this will be extremely helpful to me!

Good luck! Let me know if you have more questions!
guys which pharmacy uni is better... Sunderland or huddersfield
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Original post by PharmacyCat
Good luck! Let me know if you have more questions!

Thank you. Will do:smile:
Original post by PharmacyCat
Hi! I'm currently an MPharm student at Keele. My interview was mainly about why pharmacy, why keele, and problem-solving scenarios. I'm sure this can apply to your other interviews. They don't expect you to know a great amount but they want to see that you follow a logical train of thought and justify your answers. I would also look at the GPhC "Standards for Pharmacy Professionals" and think about them when you're answering. Your decision making as a pharmacy student and subsequently as a pharmacist, should keep them in mind, with patient-centred care and your duty of care of the patient's health being at the top of the list. Hope that helps! Feel free to ask any more questions

Hi, Could you tell me how mpharm is at keele plss?
How are the placements ?
How's the uni life there in General?
Thank youuuu
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Original post by Christi Reji
Hi, Could you tell me how mpharm is at keele plss?
How are the placements ?
How's the uni life there in General?
Thank youuuu

Hii
It's a bit of a mix tbh
The first 2 years are a lot of chemistry and maths and physics for how drugs are designed and made and their different formulations (capsules, creams etc.) They also have lab work and lab reports
Every year has around 25% of the year weighting based on group work which can be stressful but you have to get used to it for the future anyway
2nd year is probably the hardest content-wise but 3rd year is also pretty difficult (but the content is more clinical and everything starts to make sense so you understand it a lot easier if you study in 1st and 2nd year cuz it's based on those key concepts)
Obviously idk about 4th year too much but 3rd and 4th year are a lot more clinical as I said
You have clinical exams called Competency Based Assessments (think OSCEs role play with patients, calling up fake prescribers to correct prescriptions, doing physical exams)
Placements rn are 3 weeks in 1st year, 6 in 2nd year, 9 in 3rd year and 12 in 4th year (the numbers might be slightly different so don't quote me on it exactly)
They're done in blocks of 2 or 3 weeks spread out throughout the whole year (so this year for me every month we do a couple of weeks, give or take, and in between you have lectures) this might change but they tell you all about it when they're preparing you for placement.
They get you to fill out a preferences form in terms of location, if you can drive, your home and term time addresses to get you close as possible (you can travel up to an hour to get to placement and an hour back)
1st and 2nd year are community pharmacy, 3rd and 4th year are hospital (mainly acute "normal" hospitals but you can get mental health or specialised hospitals)
Uni life is pretty good, by 3rd year most unserious people get filtered out and you get closer to your friends and a lot of people in the cohort and everyone is pretty nice
3rd and 4th year are more independent study so you definitely need to study outside of class but you definitely have time to join societies and have fun
Keele is 1 train away from Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and lots of big cities (even a direct train to London) so you can go out and explore pretty easily
Hope this helps!
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Hello has anyone been interviewed for reading or Hertfordshire yet?
Original post by PharmacyCat
Hii
It's a bit of a mix tbh
The first 2 years are a lot of chemistry and maths and physics for how drugs are designed and made and their different formulations (capsules, creams etc.) They also have lab work and lab reports
Every year has around 25% of the year weighting based on group work which can be stressful but you have to get used to it for the future anyway
2nd year is probably the hardest content-wise but 3rd year is also pretty difficult (but the content is more clinical and everything starts to make sense so you understand it a lot easier if you study in 1st and 2nd year cuz it's based on those key concepts)
Obviously idk about 4th year too much but 3rd and 4th year are a lot more clinical as I said
You have clinical exams called Competency Based Assessments (think OSCEs role play with patients, calling up fake prescribers to correct prescriptions, doing physical exams)
Placements rn are 3 weeks in 1st year, 6 in 2nd year, 9 in 3rd year and 12 in 4th year (the numbers might be slightly different so don't quote me on it exactly)
They're done in blocks of 2 or 3 weeks spread out throughout the whole year (so this year for me every month we do a couple of weeks, give or take, and in between you have lectures) this might change but they tell you all about it when they're preparing you for placement.
They get you to fill out a preferences form in terms of location, if you can drive, your home and term time addresses to get you close as possible (you can travel up to an hour to get to placement and an hour back)
1st and 2nd year are community pharmacy, 3rd and 4th year are hospital (mainly acute "normal" hospitals but you can get mental health or specialised hospitals)
Uni life is pretty good, by 3rd year most unserious people get filtered out and you get closer to your friends and a lot of people in the cohort and everyone is pretty nice
3rd and 4th year are more independent study so you definitely need to study outside of class but you definitely have time to join societies and have fun
Keele is 1 train away from Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and lots of big cities (even a direct train to London) so you can go out and explore pretty easily
Hope this helps!

Your information and details about mpharm course was brilliant and helpful.thanks. Could you please explain ehat is health check (fitness to practice) for pharmacy? How they check it and do we need give them medical records or anything?
Original post by Mayor2024
Your information and details about mpharm course was brilliant and helpful.thanks. Could you please explain ehat is health check (fitness to practice) for pharmacy? How they check it and do we need give them medical records or anything?

Happy to help!
I'm not 100% sure but I think it sounds like asking for your vaccination history. Definitely email them and ask. They need it for when they send you out on placement both for your own safety and to not put patients at risk.

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