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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?

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

"do you have friends in SD? " Report Response

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

"Did you do any research about UCSD in the past, and what did you find out?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself and what made you choose the path of pharmacy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know the role of Cytochrome P450 in drug metabolism? (Asked because we were talking about some of my favorite classes and the things I learned- I couldn't answer the question which was ok- but I learned some interesting things from them about it)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you know of any problems facing the health industry such as with Medicare? (I didn't really so we talked about problems pertaining more to the job of a pharmacist)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, and had the experience from my previous 2 interviews... that's about it. Since any question can be asked you just have to speak from the heart, don't try and be someone you're not." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Love the area, the presentation the dean made and the way they think about developing pharmacists were awesome. And they got a $30 million grant and are building new pharmacy buildings." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking blows- but that's about it- so overall nothing to really complain about." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how long it takes them to get back to you concerning the decision- not till the end of march/early april." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Get there early, hang out and talk to fellow candidates, have about an hour orientation in a little room- they give you water though. Then over the next couple hours it's not really structured, you just have your interview at a specific time and any time you are not in your interview you can be writing your essay or talking to students. (our essay question was "if you could switch places with someone for a day who would it be and why?") I heard the interviews usually involve a student, but since they were in class mine was 2 professors (one full time one part time)." Report Response

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