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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"Why pharmacy? Why UCSF?" Report Response

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

"Is there a pharmacist that you look up to and model/why? Is there a pharmacist that you did not want to be like, and why?" Report Response

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

"Problems in pharmacy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Was there ever a time that you felt like you couldn't pull it together, with school, work, extracurrics, etc?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you get through classes that you feel are useless and have no interest in?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read my PharmCAS/supplemental apps, practiced with a friend. It helped that I had my Touro interview the day before, too." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were genuine and enthusiastic! I met with students for the prerequisite check/chat room before my interview, so it really helped calm my nerves before my interview. My interviewers were also the nicest people that I could have asked for! Everything was also really smooth and organized" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much, really -- everything was really smooth and organized." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there's a lot of downtime. My call time was at 8:30am, but the official beginning info session started at 9am. There was also a lot of waiting around after the interview and essay." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was great and left a positive impression on me. After going, it confirmed my desire to go to UCSF over any other institution. The essay was also not very difficult. I got accepted about 6 weeks after my interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Carl Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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