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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"So, I see you were involved with so and so, please tell us more about this experience - a specific question about the activity I described in one of my supplemental essays" Report Response

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

"Situational question # 1 ( be ready for a couple of those). Imagine you work in a pharmacy and a patient comes in very upset about something, the situation quickly escalates to a conflict, how would you handle this ? " Report Response

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

"Situational question number 2, I don't recall the exact question but it was along the lines of the first one. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I have reread this entire interview section mupltiple times, made a list of questions that I could be potentially asked and thought about my answers to them. I didn't practice because I wanted to be genuine, but I have definitely put some thought into what I would say. I also read pre-pharmacy forum threads from previous years to get an idea of what to expect. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by how kind and friendly everyone was - I truly felt relaxed and comfortable during the interview, despite the extreme level of stress. I felt like I was valued as an applicant and the interviewers were trying to simply learn more about me. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, I was in love with the school before I even came, and now that I am a student here, I can honestly say I was blown away by how smooth the process was - for an interview session that takes nearly half the day, admissions office really did an amazing job of setting everything up and organizing an entire event so it proceeded very smoothly and was a very rich and informative experience. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed and comfortable I would be during the actual interview, I wouldn't be so very stressed out if I knew how the process actually went" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Bring some fruits or some kind of energy bar, this will be a long day/session and you will definitely need the energy. Also - I can't stress this enough !!!!!!!! - be kind and very friendly to your peers interviewing with you - THEY WILL BE YOUR FUTURE CLASSMATES. If you get accepted, these people will be your classmates, your UC family and your friends, so be nice and kind to them because building good professional relationships and friendships with your classmates early on is very important. Surely enough, people that were nicest to each other during our interview, including myself, are now a great group of friends. Also, read about the school on UCSF website, you will have the opportunity to ask one of the faculty members some questions and it's better your questions are genuine and show your knowledge of school, rather than something that can be easily looked up. " 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?

0-1 hour

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2009

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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Mailing out acceptance letters slightly earlier would reduce the stress level of the anxiously await" Report Response

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