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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

Open file

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

"How have you demonstrated leadership? How do you balance extracurriculars and school?" Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy? Why UCSD?" Report Response

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

"What have you done to hone your writing skills?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would happen if you caught your friend cheating? What would happen if you caught your cousin, whose mother is your mother's very close sister, cheating (i.e. on an essay, test, etc.)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network, read entire UCSD pharmacy website, read up about pharmaceutical care, read articles for continuing education credit in magazines like Drug Topics and at, read NY Times & LA Times health sections, contacted pharmacy students and pharmacists" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The aesthetics of the campus, the new building & dynamic possibilities of the program, the friendly interviewers and chatters" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it rains (or threatens to) in La Jolla. Thankfully it got sunny." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very conversational though I was afraid I was rambling...very comfortable experience overall. Be prepared for hypothetical questions, know your application well, and sell your best attributes!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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