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  • University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Questions pertained to my work background so, probably not relevant to most people." Report Response

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

"Describe an ethical situation you were involved in." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would your boss describe you? (I worked as a chemist for 6 years before deciding to return to school)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you apply to a pharmaceutical company rather than return to school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my personal statement, UCSF application essays, read up on recent developments in the field of pharmacy months in advance" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are diligent yet, they have time to have fun. Also, if you want to do research, this is the place to be...It's all happening here. UCSF sets the standards for all other pharmacy schools to follow." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I sensed the students were happy to be there but I wondered about the student-faculty contact. Got the impression that faculty know students by their ID numbers rather than by names. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Dress casual. Don't go into debt buying a suit you can't afford; wear your best dress-shirt and slacks...just dress professionally. You make more of a lasting impression on what you say, not how good you look. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a very fun experience. Go a day early to walk around the campus. There's lots to see." Report Response

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