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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why did you decide to pursue pharmacy? " Report Response

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

"What are some challenges you see in the future of pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Did you apply to any other pharmacy schools?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since working/communicating with people is an imporant aspect of pharmacy, how have I demonstrated this in my previous experiences?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most challenging experience I had and how did I deal with it? How would I deal with circumstances without favorable outcomes?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prayed, read SDN, read other health websites and publications, talked to pharmacists, researched the program and reviewed my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Pharm D. program has recently received generous funding and the brand-new pharmacy building will be ready in early 2006! They're also expanding the biomed library to accomodate new materials for the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That we don't receive acceptance notices until March/April. How nerve-wracking for some of us!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That wearing heels and walking from one end of the med school parking lot to the center of the school (where the interviews were conducted) can be quite a sacrifice. My poor feet!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I attended UCSD for my undergrad studies. The school is exellent in several aspects: Research, faculty, student-body, location, etc. I have nothing but praise for this school and certainly hope and pray to God that I get in! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

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