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  • University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why pharmacy? They always ask this. What do you like about pharmacy, what do you not like? What do you think is a current healthcare issue? Any leadership? They asked some questions about teamwork too." Report Response

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

"Ask a few questions based on what I wrote on my essays. What do you do on your free time? What are some of your strengths? Do you take adversity well? What things would you do different in your undergrad years if you were to do it over?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about yourself. Know about UCSF three pathways. Also ask them questions! They are interviewing you, but at the same time, interview the school." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All questions were very common... typical interview questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Actually, none of the questions asked were too difficult. They just asked a lot of questions to get to know me better as a person." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, came up with my own questions and came up with answers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"friendly interviewers, friendly students!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really, I was just overly nervous to fully enjoy the day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had prepared myself better for the interview. Even though the questions were not that difficult, I was still nervous. UCSF was my first interview so I had no interview experience whatsoever. I wish I knew not to stress so much and to just relax... all I really needed to know well was myself. The essay was easy too. You had three prompts to choose from. Just choose the one you are most comfortable answering. Answer the question and give examples. For my interview day, the essay questions were 1)something about good stress/bad stress, 2)about uniqueness of ucsf campus, 3)about women only societies." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good experience. The first year students did a good job in making us feel welcomed and trying to help us relax. I was pretty relaxed up till when they called in my group for our essay and then when my interviewer came to get me. When I got to my interview, I was a nervous wreck. I stuttered so much.. I said things I wish I hadn't said, I felt my answers weren't thorough enough. After my interview I thought I blew it! And it ended short... I was the last to be called in and the first to leave. But even though my interview went poorly, I still go in! So for those of you who had bad interview experience, or those of you who aren't that great at interviews.. you still have hope.. cuz if I can do it, you can too!" Report Response

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