Before invitations are issued to attend an interview, applicants must meet the admission requirements listed previously. After the Office of Admissions receives required application materials, applicant files are reviewed to determine whether applicants merit invitations to attend an interview. Applicants may also be placed on a waiting list pending possible openings toward the end of the admissions cycle. Interviews are typically held between September and May. Invited applicants must participate in an interview to achieve further consideration in the admissions process.
Interviews will be used to evaluate verbal communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, commitment to patient care, and other elements as determined by faculty. Applicants will be required to participate in writing sample exercises on that same day. Interview Days also provide opportunities for candidates to learn more about the pharmacy program, financial aid, student services, as well as tour (or virtually tour) the Midwestern University campus and pharmacy school facilities.
Following applicant interviews, only completed files are forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. The committee may recommend to accept, deny, or place students on the alternate list. Recommendations are then forwarded to the Dean for final approval. The Dean, via the Office of Admissions, notifies applicants of their status shortly after their visit.
All requests for application withdrawals must be made in writing.