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  • Touro University California College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Vallejo, CA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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 drug fascinates you above all others? Why is this drug so meaningful to you and how did it influence your interest in pharmacy? (For me, it was not a specific drug that interested me in pharmacy, so don't feel obliged to give a direct answer here)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you do to relieve stress?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Assume that there is a pt. in line at the pharmacy, that is hostile, aggressive, and does NOT want to wait for their pain medications. . . how would you react? What would you tell that person? (I'm not a pharmacist or a technician, so that one was tricky)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine if all of a sudden that there were no more pharmacists (as in the dispensing role of pharmacists is gone). What would you do then? (be creative with this one; think of something related to drug monitoring and/or regulation, for example)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Name two attributes that you feel are the MOST IMPORTANT for a pharmacist to have? (that's tough because you're being interviewed with 3-4 other students, so try to answer this one FIRST)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Gather some sample questions, this website has plenty. Develop good answers for them (short and to the point is best). Also be careful not to deviate from your primary and secondary application responses, because this is an open-file interview, and the interviewers knew all of our backgrounds before being interviewed. And of course, research the program and know exactly what you will say when asked "why this school"?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The positive attitude and friendliness of the staff and interviewers was a plus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Where to begin? First, the school itself is rather shanty and outdated (especially the "cafeteria" area and library). The campus is also extremely small, the classrooms were small, the overall feel I got was being cramped. The surrounding area is not so great, housing is hard to come by and more on the expensive side. One of the interviewers and a public health speaker were late, so the entire interview process was held back and some parts were cut short - not a very good impression :(" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"About where to park if you were to take your own car. It's a good thing I did not because apparently the traffic just to get onto Mare Island is a NIGHTMARE in the morning hours. I ended up taking the shuttle from the Mariott (by sheer luck I ran into the driver that same morning)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"IMPORTANT! READ HERE: Listen, for this school, you will be interviewed alongside 3-4 other students, the same question will be asked and each of you will respond. Try to be the FIRST to answer the questions, it shows confidence and eagerness, and you won't be forced to change your answer because someone else answered what you wanted to say ~~~ The nature of the program is pretty attracting, the 2+2 program is pretty interesting but the school itself and the environment are not to my liking whatsoever." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Vallejo Napa Valley

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

November 19, 2015

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be more prompt and organized come interview dates! Also, they should try to speed up their post-interview responses and feedback." Report Response

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