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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 UCSF?" Report Response

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

"What is pharmacogenomics?" Report Response

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

"Why not medical? (try to avoid the cliche answers, like "i don't like blood and guts" or "i want to work normal hours" or "I want to have a family"--they do get a lot of applicants/interviewers, so you do want to be remembered). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Define critical thinking and give me an example. How would a compounding pharamcist, specifically, ensure patient confidentiality?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Define critical thinking and give me an example. How would a compounding pharamcist, specifically, ensure patient confidentiality?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my very very last interview. The last interview I had before this was a month ago at UCSD, so I didn't do anything to prepare for my UCSF interview in the 1-month lagtime (except sleep and eat, of course :). However, for all my other interviews, I: read SDN, pharmacist.com, some other offline pharmacy journals, went thru every single interview question posted in the interview feedback section (including non UCSF), practiced repeatedly and tape recorded myself, attended a mock interview held at my school, had 5 more mocks elsewhere. So I thought this was sufficient :) Oh, I constructed my response to "why UCSF?" on the BART ride there--it was a good thing I did that too because the very first thing they asked me was "So, why UCSF?"" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The professional setting!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The rain, but it was beyond UCSF's control :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You do not need to get there 2 hours in advance when you live across the Bay. If you do get there early, find something to do because you will be bored to death. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"--Some people's interviews were in a little "cubicle" separated by cloths where you can hear every word of all the other applicants, but I was fortunate enough to be in a separate building/room. --The toughest of all my interviews--was asked hard questions (see above) and the essay was the most challenging of all (almost didn't finish; but you have to finish, for otherwise, you will automatically be rejected). Despite it all, got an acceptance letter, but UCSD wins my heart though. " Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

02/17/2005

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