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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?

3 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why Pharmacy/pros and cons of pharmacy." Report Response

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

"What did you do for your Eagle project? We talked quite a bit about my involvement with Boy Scouts." Report Response

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

"Where else did you apply?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have an item that means alot to you and why/what is it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give us one word to describe yourself to the committee." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read UCSD site, interview tip info, talked to pharmacist" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The integration with the medical school, how friendly everyone was (although only saw one student- apparently they were all in class), how gung-ho they are, la jolla (duh!), the size of the class is tiny (30!....could be good or bad)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The room is kind of cramped to write your essay in, a formal tour of the campus would be nice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Get there early for parking, the fact that you complete your essay in between doing all of the other activities rather than having a set time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviewing in the afternoon meant waiting outside the building to be let in for awhile (but at least it allowed me to see one student). After being let in we had a presentation on the status of the school, its curriculum, what to expect (definitely looks intense), how many they were interviewing etc. Everyone seems happy and confident that the school is and will be great. Integration (~40%) with the medical school means that classes will probably be tougher but I think it makes for a great background. Then we were given the interview times and essay topic (Who do you want to see put on Mt. Rushmore?) I lucked out and was one of the first to interview so that it didnt interupt my essay writing time. Both interviewers were very friendly and although we covered a lot of topics, I never felt attacked. I had plenty of chances to ask ?'s about the school, etc. After the interview I wrote my essay and you have an opportunity to go on a tour if you desire/have time. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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General Info

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