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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell us about yourself.. where are you from?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to USC?" Report Response

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

"What do you have to offer that is different from all the other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None of the questions were all that "interesting" - pretty much the questions listed on this site are what were asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"From a clinical perspective, what is the worst thing about pharmacy?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied questions on SDN, read the school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both interviewers were very friendly. The students that went to the school seemed to enjoy being there. The teachers all seemed personable and caring about the students there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus seems small and its location isn't that great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything was very organized. Arrive a 10 minutes early in order to get a chance to talk to the students/teachers there. After you check-in, you are led to another room where the Admissions director talks to you about what the interview process entails. He was very good at making jokes and calming people's nerves. After this talk, current pharmacy student interviewers came in and led us away one by one to a different room where your faculty interviewer was waiting. They interviewed me for about 20-25 minutes. They were very organized and had specific questions written down that they wanted to ask. They were also very friendly and approachable. After the interview, I went back downstairs to another room where I took the written test. The written test is very simple - basically read a small paragraph and summarize its content. Overall, the experience was a good one and I went away feeling that I shouldn't have been as nervous as I was going in." Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

03/19/2005

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