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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Tell me about yourself, how did you developed your interest in Pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Have you worked in a group? If you are working in a group, and there is someone who doesn't want to cooperate, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest challenge in pharmacy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why UCSD?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All my questions were from the SDN list..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, practiced with multiple friends and counselors, read about interview tips" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The program at UCSD including their curriculum and career opportunities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was on Saturday and I was really cold in my suit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school was very new for their pharmacy program and they don't have too many alumni to build a network." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't give up! they interview about 280 people and accept 110 (because they need to consider that some people won't end up going to the school). So if you are accepted for an interview you have 40% chance to get in! The staff and students are really nice there!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2012

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide a tour of the school and the medicine library nearby., and provide information about the tuition and financial aid." Report Response

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