Admissions Interviews

School of Pharmacy 

Admission Interviews - May 25 and 26, 2018

The Admission Interview will help us get to know you better and enable us to further assess your application. Interviews must be face to face and will not be conducted over the phone, internet or by any other means.

About the Interview
The interview consists of two components: an oral interview with a three-member panel comprised of faculty and pharmacists, and a written (non-academic) assessment.

The interview will consist of behavioural type questions. Behavioural type interview questions are questions designed to learn about your past “behaviors” in specific situations. For example, you might be asked to describe a time when you had to solve a challenging problem. Behavioural questions are used because past behavior is usually the best predictor of future behaviour. The intent is to try and assess whether you have certain qualities and attributes needed to be a good pharmacist.  

To prepare for this type of interview,  think about your past. Think about situations and experiences and reflect on them so that you can draw upon them more quickly when asked to provide a specific example. The internet has numerous examples of behavioural interview questions that you can practice with.

For Memorial students who have been invited for an interview, Career Development (Student Life) is pleased to offer a 30-minute presentation to assist with interview preparation. The presentation will introduce the concept of a behavioral interview as well as a corresponding Technique (i.e. STAR) for answering behavioral questions. This session does not include a mock interview component. One-on-one interview sessions are no longer offered by Career Development. 

To register for a session, visit, login, click Career, and then click Career Events Calendar. Registration is required and space is limited.

Interviews will be held at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC), 300 Prince Phillip, Dr., St. John's, Newfoundland. 

Memorial University offers Pay-Per-Use Parking. Pay-Per-Use parking locations are illustrated on the Pay-Per-Use Parking Map.  

It is easiest to park in the parking garage across from the Health Science Centre) on level 1 (Area 27) or on level 2 (Pay & Display spaces) and then walk across the small foot bridge and enter the Health Sciences Centre through the entrance to the Faculty of Medicine.

Memorial currently offers two (2) payment options to pay for parking  at any designated metered, Pay & Display and Passport Canada space - coin or Passport Canada parking app.

Upon Arrival
Upon entering the Health Science Centre, follow the orange directional signs to the Pharmacy Student Lounge, room HSC 1756 (1st floor). Directional signs will be clearly visible. 

Check-in will be in the Pharmacy Student Lounge, room HSC 1756. Our pharmacy students will be there to greet you and get you settled. We suggest arriving at least 20 minutes before your scheduled interview. Please make sure to have photo identification with you to prove your identity. A driver’s license, school ID card or valid passport is acceptable. Photo identification MUST be provided or you won’t be permitted to interview.

Interview Process
The first oral interview begins at 9:00 a.m. and the last one at 5:00 p.m. on both May 25 and May 26. Students will escort you to the interview rooms. You are not permitted to bring anything into the interview, except personal items like a purse/wallet. Pen and paper will be provided in case you want/need to use it.

If you’re unable to attend your scheduled interview after you’ve accepted our invitation to attend, please contact Csop Glew as soon as possible so another applicant can be invited to fill your place. Failure to attend your interview without notification will result in the immediate withdrawal of your application and future applications will not be considered for two admission cycles.

More Information
The School does not pay for applicant travel expenses associated with the admission interview. Reasonable on-campus accommodation at one of the University residences may be available. visit

Lunch is not provided. You may choose to bring your own lunch or have lunch in one of the food establishments in the Health Sciences Centre.

Student led tours of the School of Pharmacy will be available throughout the day.

A student organized “Meet and Greet” social function will be held Friday May 25th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in room 2M208A, Health Sciences Centre. An invitation from our students will be sent to you soon. Dress casual and come on out and meet other applicants and current pharmacy students!

What happens after the interview?
By mid-June you will be notified by email whether you have been offered admission to the program, waitlisted, or unsuccessful. If offered admission, you will have 10 days to either accept or reject the offer. Acceptance must be accompanied by a $500 deposit, which will be credited toward tuition fees or forfeited should you fail to register.

Questions? Please contact


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000