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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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"1. Describe a difficult situation with another person, i.e. colleague, patient, customer, and how you handled it." Report Response

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

"2. Tell me how you have been a leader. " Report Response

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

"3. If you didn't get into pharmacy school, what would you do? 4. With respect to a personal situation, the interviewer asked how I would advise a patient that had the same issue/problem. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"With having emphasized the importance of diversity in my application, the third year student asked how I would address this diversity while as a student at UCSF. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Unfortunately, all were difficult as I underprepared. . . but the most difficult was the one asked at the end: what else should we know about you? The interviewers only had access to my response to the essay question in the UCSF application and nothing else (i.e. volunteer/work background). I didn't know how to respond without sounding like I was selling myself (though I that is what I wanted to do). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (very helpful!), UCSF web-site, practice answering questions outloud." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Unfortunately, I was too stressed to have looked at anything during my interview day in a positive light. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was no introduction about the school or formal reception. I was in the group that met at 8 A.M. on Saturday, did the essay and then my interview. I had the option to talk with students and take a tour but I wasn't feeling so hot about the interview that I decided I'd call it a day. Looking back, I'd recommend taking the time to (re)familiarize yourself with the student, school, and city -- take those opportunities the day of your interview. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there wasn't going to be a formal reception for interviewees." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't feel very confident going into my interview (because I didn't prepare as I should have -- my fault!!!) and I didn't feel good at all after my interview (I didn't think I provided answers the interviewers were looking for, i.e. intelligent, eloquent thoughts). But just FYI, I received an acceptance letter from them about two weeks ago! So althought I didn't think my interview went well, the interviewers were satisfied enough with it. Woohoo!" Report Response

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