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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?

5 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?

60+ 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" Report Response

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

"So I saw you had the opportunity to go to (place I traveled). Tell me about it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time when you had to overcome a cultural barrier." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Define leadership and state an example of a time when you were a leader." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I knew two things: 1. UCSF was going to be the toughest interview, and 2. it was going to be open file. I looked through all the questions on this forum, practiced the main ones (like why pharmacy, why UCSF, etc) and mentally prepared myself for situational questions. Read up a little bit on healthcare on wikipedia.com, nytimes.com and cnn.com. Read about the school. PS, make sure you know your essays VERY well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UCSF is amazing. The faculty and staff here really want to know you for who you are, not just the person you are based on your grades." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring water. They have a fountain, but if you get thirsty during the writing sample.. then you're going to be thirsty. Oh and the interview can last 30 minutes or it can last 60 minutes. Don't freak out if you're the first one out because your interview was only 30 minutes long. It's fine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Just found out last week that I was accepted (2.5 weeks after the interview). Great school." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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