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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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)?

"Why pharmacy? Why USC? " Report Response

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

"Describe any experiences you have had working in a pharmacy setting." Report Response

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

"How would you contribute to the class? What additional info should we tell the committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing was asked that was really interesting. The questions were all standard stuff." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There are lots of other pharmacy programs in CA. Why not go to one of them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I re-read my PharmCAS personal statement and the USC supplementary application. I brushed up a bit on current issues in pharmacy by reading websites online and the SDN PharmD forum." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to have a strong sense of community and seemed happy and welcoming." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was somewhat cold and made some comments that bordered on rude. The whole "Trojan Pride" thing was very strong and almost intimidating. The campus is small and surrounded by a marginal neighborhood." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview days is really short and structured and there is nothing to do in the immediate area of the school afterwards. I would have booked an earlier flight home." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did not really get much of an impression about the school because the day was so short. I saw nothing that really sold me on it though and given the price I probably would not go there if I got into a UC school. If you want to be in L.A. it is a great place to be and they have good combined degree program offerings." Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2003

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