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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What important issues in healthcare do you think will shape the future of pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Describe some leadership positions you have had and what you learned from them." Report Response

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

"Why should we pick you instead of the other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a patient came in with a prescription that you know has a deleterious effect on their health and you called the doctor and the doctor tells you to go ahead and fill it, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tons of situational questions!! However, they were pretty cool about letting me know that we were making this transition by telling me there is no right or wrong answer and that i could take all the time i wanted to respond." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read sdn website, looked at ucsf website, talked to pharmacists, talked to students who go there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the pharm students are incredibly friendly! someone once told me the students that go there are snobby, but they're not at all. they make an honest effort to welcome you and put you at ease." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"For the most part.... the crummy weather.... but that has nothing to do with the school. I'm from southern california so i was shocked to hear one of the pharm students say how 'nice' the weather was (it was cloudy and cold!)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the interviews are arranged by area. for instance, on the day i went, all the interview applicants were from southern california, mostly from san diego. I saw tons of people from my school so I was very comfortable even before my interview began." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview isn't stressful at all. Talk to the students there, go on the tour, and definitely visit the snack table. I meet my interviewers there and I didn't realize that until they came out to get me." Report Response

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