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  • Touro University California College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Vallejo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why are you interested in pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the positive and negative aspects of pharmacogenetics (i know thats spelled wrong)?" Report Response

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

"Whats the difference between learning and memorizing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you believe that left-brained tasks will become automated in the future and there will be more of an emphasis on the creative/innovative qualities that people have to offer? Explain." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There was a very vague question in which the professor said something to the effect of "There is power in truth." You were basically supposed to respond to that statement. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my essays, read the schools mission statement tried to relax and not be too nervous." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked the intimacy and small numbers. There are aproximatly 200 total pharm d students at the school at once and the general science building had a cozy high school feel to it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Like pretty much everyone else says, the location is just awful. Lots of shabby, decaying buildings and no signs of civilization on the island. Also, the dorms for students were very small and gross." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It would have been nice to try and visit the school before the interview. It is very easy to get lost on the island since there are so many detours." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was raining and on the drive over to the school, I remember thinking man this looks like a third world country. The island is seriously in that bad of shape. But once i met some professors and deans, i was impressed by their ability to sell the school. its really nice that classes are so small and you are broken up into groups of 10 once the year starts so you can learn together. The interview itself wasn't very stressful because it was a group interview. For the questions that were kinda funky, I just sat back and listened to a couple of people respond before I took a stab at it. But you definatly need to speak up and be assertive at times. All in all, I would come to this school but its not my first choice. I figure if you're going to pay over 30,000 a year at least go to a school that people have heard of (like 'SC)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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