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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What do you think is the most negative aspect about pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"Why USC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really interesting. They just wanted me to tell them about myself because they didn't know anything about me because they didn't look at my file." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at USC website and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how organized it was" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"how unhappy the current pharm. d students seemed. All they do is study and don't ever seem to socialize. If you just want to be studying all the time, then this school if for you. Plus the essay structure was very different in that you didn't write an essay answering a question. You had to read a paragraph from an article and then summarize it in a matter of 20 minutes. I did not like this at all because the article did not even make much sense to me and I had no real time to work on it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how short the interview was and how they had no campus tours." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The actual interview with the professor and the 1st year pharmacy student was not too bad. They were nice and I just had to talk about myself. What I was not happy with was how the students seemed very unhappy and very overworked. No one really seemed to know each other and they just seemed distant. The school had a lot of pride that got a bit old after a while as they kept trying to say how better USC was than UCLA when frankly I didn't really care." Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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