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  • University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How have you shown leadership qualities?" Report Response

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

"My grandmother died of cancer, so they asked if i was the pharmacist in charge of her treatment, how would i do it differently?" Report Response

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

"Everyone in my family is a nurse, so they asked, why not become a nurse if you like working with patients so much?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I had volunteered at the VA hospital, so the interviewer asked "if i called the nurse right now, what three qualities would she describe about you?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's your view on medicare? I didn't have much experience with healthcare in this aspect, but i gave her the honest answer that i didnt know anything about medicare" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mostly practicing questions from SDN and asking previous applicants about the process." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How all the students were not concerned about grades. One students said "Cs get degrees."" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location. The school is on top of a hill that doesn't get much sunshine." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. Everything was what i expected it to be. I just wish i had looked over statements more. All their questions came from my application statements." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview process was very similar to other interviews i had (UCSD, USC). We were given a short orientation on the school followed by a written statement. Afterwards, we were given a chance to speak to current student. The order of the process will probably be different for each applicant. I had my interview last, so by that time i was very tired and felt off my game. Each question was directly out of my application statements. The questions were similar to others i had encountered, except these questions were really specific and less broad. I worked at an elderly home and one question was describe an experience with one of the patients. I honestly worked there to gain experience with patientcare, but it wasnt exactly heart-felt, so i had a hard time answering the question. From then on, i felt like my flow was off. It took me a long time to answer questions and i studdered a lot. Overall, it felt like the interviewers were out to get me. The funny thing is, out of all my interviews i thought this was by far the worst one. Im writing this almost two months later, i just found out i was accepted. I guess i was lucky." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

3 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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