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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

15 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 do you do outside of school/academics?" Report Response

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

"what did you do in undergraduate research? " Report Response

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

"would you want to do retail or hospital pharmacy once you graduate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"where do you see the profession headed in the long term?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A tie between "What don't you like about pharmacy?" and "Why don't you want to go into medicine instead?". sheesh that was a toughie!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"just thought about the ins and outs of the pharmacy i volunteered at, thought of some common questions they might ask, read up some industry mags to get a feel for controverail and important issues relating to pharm, and read up on my undergrad research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the 2nd year pharm students there. they were less nerdy than i thought they'd be. pretty fun people. and the campus wasnt bad once you're inside." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the area around the health sciences campus is really ghetto. by ghetto i mean not one half-decent neighborhood to live in anywhere nearby. anywhere. and a far cry from UCSF and UCSD's hip and happenin locations. especially UCSF's with all those cool restaurants and neighborhoods nearby and the GREAT view of the GG bridge. why couldn't they have at least built this at the main campus?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"to not wear my shirt too tightly, and get some good rest. Good preparation wont help if you cant think clearly!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"USC would be the ideal school if: 1. it was about 25,000/yr cheaper 2. it was in a better neighborhood with more things to do (witout feeling scared) 3. it was a lot cheaper! Overall though, the interview went okay. not great not bad. at the end of the interview, my friends said they were complimented on having a good interview and i was scared because i wasn't complimented. but in the end, i got in, they didnt. so dont worry. be yourself (or at least be cheerful) and know more than the general and obvious about pharmacy." Report Response

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