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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Pharmacit's right to refuse to dispense b/c of moral objections." Report Response

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

"Something you did that was above and beyond the call of duty." Report Response

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

"Drug dispensing machines. We were also asked to do introductions and got other common questions about why pharmacy and such." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pharmacist's right to refuse dispensing drugs based on moral objections." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked about drug dispensing machines as well as something we'd done above and beyond the call of duty in recent months, but there really wasn't anything too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback and reviewed mock interview questions to get in the mindset before the big day. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Closeness of the student body and the high tech classrooms and breakout rooms were great. Since the program is new they formed it to include just what the ACPE wants from a PharmD program. 2+2 program and all the clerkships are w/in a 30mile radius. I also got the impression that Katherine Knapp is totally on the ball with getting the program fully accredited. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Because the island was an old Navy base there isn't much there besides the school, some new housing developments, and abandoned military buildings. The library and gym both seemed small. The weight room was probably the other raquetball court, but thank goodness they left the other one intact. Can't wait to start playing raquetball again. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much. My in-laws live about 35 miles away and gave me plenty of background of the island and I had read up as much as I could about the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Started at 9am with the 45min essay, then the financial aid discussion, presentation about the program by the dean, 1hr group interview, tour, and finished with a lunch and chat with the Dir. of Admissions. The group interview format is something that takes additional preparation and thankfully it wasn't my first of that sort. The online catalog had general points that they're looking for in the interview and essay. It's under Admission Tips. I personally liked the area even though most people don't; no distractions on the island, close to my family and in-laws in the Bay Area, and lots of Eucalyptus trees. The rest of the island offers little else for the student body." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

05/11/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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