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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 pharm, why usc, tell me about yourself. (This was literally one question which I answered 2/3 of it part and he just cut me off and asked another question)." Report Response

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

"tell me about your TAship, tell me about your pharm experience, pros/cons to pharmacy, any other leadership experience, what was your masters in?" Report Response

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

"if you get rejected what would you do, one thing about you to help us remember you by, pretty standard usc questions" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were really interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"positive/negative aspect of pharm" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, did a previous interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The level of professionalism of students, the eagerness of pharm students in networking with me, the helpfulness of the students, the enthusiasm of the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"no tour, downtown LA, as expected, is pretty ghetto" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"wished I knew it was open file, although it didn't really hurt me since I remembered what I wrote" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"stayed at friend's apartment, 30 minute drive to school, parked on biggy street (surprisingly cheap 25 cents per hour), got there at around 8 a.m., P1 student greeters made calmed me down by talking to me, answered most of my questions about curriculum, etc. My interview was at 9 a.m., the admissions officer gave a 20 minute spiel about the school and what we were to do that day. Went to interview which lasted 20 minutes, went to take a timed essay (20 minutes), 20 minute pharm student Q and A, done" Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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