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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"There were 3 essay topics, but I only remember the one I wrote on, where I had to say whether I felt like leadership was an innate ability or a learned skill. You had to write the essay in a box (about 5/6 of a page, unlined) and if you exceed the boundaries of the box, apparently you are penalized." Report Response

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

"Do you have any teaching experience?" Report Response

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

"Which track do you think you will take? Side note: I was concerned after my UCSD interview about how to divide my eye contact between 2 people during the interview. However, at UCSF, the interviewers alternate asking questions and once one person is done asking questions, they immediately start taking notes as the other interviewer starts asking the next question, so you can make 100% eye contact with the person who asked the specific question. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were working as a tech in a community pharmacy and a customer turned in a prescription that you were having trouble reading and the pharmacist told you it was X drug but you still weren't 100% certain it was, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you like teamwork? (Not what is your teamwork experience or what do you like about teamwork, but HOW do you like teamwork... I felt like a kept repeating the same thing over again. It got painful after a while. haha) I realize now that answering what do you like about teamwork is probably what they meant. Oh well." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, 2 previous interviews, read and reread the website, subscribed to Drug Topics and listened to podcasts on recent developments in medicine/pharmacy." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It definitely seemed to be the most organized of all of the interviews I went to. UCSF knows they are the top-ranked pharmacy school and they exude confidence and reliability." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How does anybody ever park in this city?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't bother arriving early unless you're going to have to find parking. If you get there early they tell you to go across the street and eat or something." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There is a brief orientation-type meeting and then you are divided into groups based on the color of a sticker on your folder. Time is divided between 1-the interview (one student & one faculty), 2-speaking with current students/prerequisite check, and 3-the essay. My order was 2-1-3 and my interviewers were running late, so I had to wait for a while to start. I thought it was really nice of them, because they actually got some students to stay late and give me (and other students affected by the later interviewers earlier in the day) a special campus tour since we missed the main one. :) I was accepted slightly less than a month after my interview." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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