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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

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)?

"What are some of your hobbies? Would you continue these hobbies once you get into pharmacy school? do you think you'll have time?" Report Response

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

"If we were team members working on a project and I wasn't pulling my weight, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What are some obstacles you see facing pharmacists in the future?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you like to cook? What do you cook? Do you ever change the recipe or do you follow it to the T? (creativity question?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Outside of academics, what is your proudest moment/highest achievement?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed application materials, read up on current events in pharmacy, and researched the school and their interview style." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"La Jolla is beautiful, the school is amazing. Even though they're not number 1, the potential they have to improve is a big selling point." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I found that my interviewers were very nice, but I couldn't tell if they were actually interested in what I was saying. They seemed almost patronizing, and it was very hard to read if I did "well" or not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This is probably due to my novice interview skills, but everyone else seemed to have notebooks containing their resumes and personal statements to look over while waiting for their interview. Luckily for me it didn't matter because I was one of the first to be interviewed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first pharmacy school interview, so I am glad it was so laid back. I would recommend getting to know more about your interviewers when they ask if you have any questions for them. I only directed my questions to the pharmacy school student who was interviewing me, and neglected to find out more about the pharmacist interviewing me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

San Diego Airport (SAN)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Jolla Cove Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/14/12

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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I highly recommend sending interview invitations via email rather than regular mail" Report Response

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