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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 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? Why UCSF? Do you see yourself happy here for the next 4 years? Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" Report Response

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

"Do you see yourself as a leader? What kind of a leader are you: the type that is loved by his followers or the type that demands efficiency even at the cost of how his followers feel about him?" Report Response

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

"You have explained how you have done a 180 in your interpersonal behavior. Elaborate." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Lots of questions about my research background and my interest in the basic sciences. (I am lacking for the most part, but my resume seems to not really show that.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if a physician told you, a pharmacist, to fill a prescription you know to be wrong or harmful to a patient? [Answer] [Why that answer may not work], then what else would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum and the diversity of options. The proximity of the other schools and health care facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classrooms are slightly dated. Beautiful, nonetheless. (Chalkboards, small desks) The city takes getting used to unless you're from NY. I was pretty embarrassed how lost I was my first day (prior to interview)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Very structured interview. Although it was like a conversation, they did set up ethics questions and analytical questions with respect to my character and application. By far, the most invasive interview I've ever had in my lifetime." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Carl Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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