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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?

35 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)?

"Tell me about one of your failures in life?" Report Response

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

"what other pharm schools did you apply to? Why?" Report Response

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

"questions about my personal statement" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Besides pharmacy, what other career plans do I have?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why pharmacy? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UCSD website,, review current pharmacy topics" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They are admitting at least 60 students so I know I have at least a 33% chance of gaining entrance to the UCSD pharmacy program (200 students were interviewed)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I thought the interview was going to be a one on one basis, but I guess they decided to have two interviewers at the same time. (both interviewers were Pharm D)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I thought the interview was with one faculty and one pharmacy student. Only a few first year pharm students showed up later to answer questions. Second and third year pharm students did not attend or participate." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was easy going and laid back. First about 20 students were at the orientation for an hour before interviews and essays began. I was calm and collected and ready for the interview until I sat in the chair. Easier said then when you are in the hot chair. (I had butterflies and felt choked up for a moment) I think having two interviewers made me lose focus because I had to acknowledge both individuals at the same time. I completed the interview and finished my essay afterwards. I finished the day with a tour of the campus and the library." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

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