PharmD Applicant Interview Information


General Information About the Interview Process

Interviewees are informed of their status no later than 2 weeks after their interview.

The Admissions Committee requires a personal interview to assess an applicant's communication skills, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills as part of the admission process. Interviews are by invitation only and are based upon evaluation of the applicant’s completed application.

Interviews are by invitation only and sent only via e-mail to the e-mail address entered in the PharmCAS application. Please make sure PharmCAS has your correct e-mail address that you use most often. Please make sure you place "webadmit.org" and "ouhsc.edu" on your email "safe" lists so as not to miss out on important communications from our office or the university. You may also want to check any "spam" or "junk" e-mail boxes you have on a regular basis to make sure communications are not placed in there.

OUCOP typically utilizes the multiple mini interview (MMI) format. Applicants complete a circuit of at least 3-5 interview stations designed to assess the applicant’s attributes, problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills. You may want to conduct an internet search to learn more about the MMI process. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, personal interviews of applicants will need flexibility for this admission year. The following methods are options that may be utilized as needed in accordance with University and College policies and procedures as well as the latest guidance and recommendations from Federal, State, and Local public health officials.

Possible Interview Methods:

Live video conferencing via Zoom
Asynchronous recorded videos via Kira Talent software
In Person
Possible Interview Assessments:

A modified version of the Multiple Mini Interviews (3 stations vs. 5 stations)
Group Interviews (3 interviewers interview a group of applicants)
A traditional panel interview format with multiple interviewers (3 interviewers w/1 applicant)
Recorded interview via Kira Talent evaluated by trained interviewers 
Applicants who have not submitted official transcripts and two references to PharmCAS of all completed coursework prior to June 1 of the admission year or who after the holistic application review, do not meet interview criteria established by the Admissions Committee will not be invited to interview.

Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they are on track to complete the prerequisite coursework by August 5 of the admission year. It is the applicant's responsibility to carefully review the prerequisite course requirements to make sure they are eligible for admission prior to applying.

An invitation to interview does not imply acceptance for admission, and all expenses incurred during the interview process are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must interview in person (live or via the alternative method provided) on their assigned day and time. 




Multiple Mini Interview Format

OUCOP utilizes the Multiple Mini Interview format. Applicants complete a circuit of 5 interview stations designed to assess the applicant’s verbal communication skills, attributes, problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills. You may wish to familiarize yourself with the MMI process via online resources.



Interview Dates for Fall 2021 Entering Class

The Fall priority application deadline is October 1 each year. If October 1 falls on a weekend, the following Monday shall be the deadline date.

Students applying for the Fall Priority Application Track should be aware of the following:

The application must be complete by October 1. This includes the PharmCAS application, standardized exam scores (if you choose to submit any), and two letters of reference.
Fall Priority interviews will be Saturday, November 14, 2020. An interview is not guaranteed simply by selecting to apply by the Fall Priority application deadline.
You will be notified of a decision no later than December 1, 2020.      

The Spring priority application deadline is March 1 each year. If March 1 falls on a weekend, the following Monday shall be the deadline date.

Students applying for the Spring Priority Application Track should be aware of the following:

The application must be complete by March 1. This includes the PharmCAS application, standardized exam scores (if you choose to submit any), and two letters of reference.
Spring Priority interviews will be held on a rolling admissions basis from February-May. An interview is not guaranteed simply by selecting to apply by the Spring Priority application deadline.
You will be notified of a decision no later than May 31, 2021.

The final application deadline is June 1 each year. If June 1 falls on a weekend, the following Monday shall be the deadline date.

Students applying for the Summer application track should be aware of the following:

The application must be complete by June 1. This includes the PharmCAS application, standardized exam scores (if you choose to submit any), and two letters of reference.
Summer interviews will be Saturday, June 26, 2021. An interview is not guaranteed simply by applying.
You will be notified of a decision no later than July 1, 2021.