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  • University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • La Jolla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How did you get started in pharmacy? What leadership positions have you held?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What was a difficult situation you faced and how did you deal with that?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"the interesting question came from the writing prompt which was "if you could invite 3 people, living or dead, to a special dinner tonight, who would you invite and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over SDN, and thought about the questions that they would ask me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! The school has tons of potential to grow into a great school. They have top-notch faculty from all over the place! The new building is GORGEOUS! Way better than all the other schools i went to so far (UOP and USC). All the students that came in to talk to us were very enthusiastic about the school and LOVED it there. There was a one hour orientation that went indepth of the school and it's curriculum. The location of hte school is great. There's so many things in SD that will more than prepare you for a pharmD degree--scripps, scripps institute of oceanography, children's hospital, VA hospital, UCSD medical center, free clinics... LOTS. They also offered marine pharmacology which sounds cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The curriculum. I felt that they didn't provide enough practice for the students early on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"you're assigned specific times for the interviews... so you sit in a room until you are called and the rest of the time is for writing your essay." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"my interview experience was pretty chill. I was skeptical about this school and didn't even want to go here (cuz i did my undergrad here) but after the presentation, i am truly amazed. UCSD is already great, but there's so many bigger and better plans for UCSD. They are expanding a lot with the grant they got, so i think the school will really run in competition with UCSF later on. it's a great school, but tough." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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