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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?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"So you've had an interesting life... You are expected to finish the sentence, so I would suggest to put your cards on the table by talking about interesting periods in your life. Then the interview begins off of any of those topics you presented!" Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy? Do you have pharmacy experience?" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in any particular therapeutics branch?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there universal healthcare coverage in Mexico? Be prepared if you're interested in international health!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were a pharmacist in a pharmacy, a patient comes to you with a prescription indicating a dosage that YOU KNOW will be harmful to the patient... you call the doctor and he says fill it anyway... what would you do? This question was particularly difficult for me since I have no pharmacy experience, but I think critical thinking really helped in forming my response!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read research articles on pharmacy field, roles of pharmacits future and present... read about healthcare issues in the US and a review of medicare Part D after its first year of implementation" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at the school was very professional. Every candidate seemed top-notch!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The rain and the fact that there only seems to be 2 lecture halls for pharmacy students... i guess limited space for classes!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would become super nervous as I entered the interview room... quick way to calm down, anyone?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well, I was calm most of the day, especially since we had to wait half an hour from our specified time to have an introductory welcoming! It really helped to think of the interview as a conversation to calm down a bit, but in the back of my mind and as the interviewers were writing while I was talking, I knew this was no typical conversation! lol Thankfully, the interviewers were not intimidating at all and really helped me to calm down. Nevertheless, I had a shaky voice throughout my interview since I was abnormally nervous (first/last/only interview)... I had never been that nervous before... I even made a quick pause to gather my thoughts during the interview... at which point I thought I had blown it! Fortunately, this was at the beginning of the interview and I was quick to recover and focus and had a decent rest of the interview... I think what really helped me was my knowledge on healthcare issues, pertaining to pharmacy and my passion for other ECs I was involved with. Even with a shaky voice, I guess what you say really shows. After the interview, I had a good time. The student panel gave me some insight into student life at UCSF. The essay was not stressful... decent topics to write about... I finished mine in about 20 minutes. Now, the waiting time for a response is like hell... I second guessed myself a lot... I kept thinking how I could have said things better and kicked myself for saying other things. In the end, after that interview, there's nothing you can do but stay positive... I received my acceptance letter 8 wks later! Better late than never! :-)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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