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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Everyone talks about the fact that they want to "educate" their patients, but the truth is that it is very difficult. What approach specifically would you take to educate your patients effectively?" Report Response

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

"How would you handle a physician who did not trust your judgement or take your advice because you were not an MD?" Report Response

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

"What are the social implications of Plan B going over the counter?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would practicing pharmacy in a region outside the Bay Area differ in terms of clinical opportunities, demographics, and overall reception?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of them were really that difficult. Unfortunately, my nervousness amplified the easiest questions to a final in quantum physics." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read current events, interviewed various students and pharmacists and skipped my usual vat of morning coffee." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was so well received; ALL students: not just those in the school of pharmacy, were enthusiastic, friendly, and made my stress level so much lower than it would have been!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Wouldn't it be great if the UCSF shuttle still picked up commuters from the east bay so my trip over would be more pleasant than the N-Judah?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Having long hair that isn't tied back combined with a name tag that just won't stick where it's supposed to can be a ridiculous combination. Take note ladies." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice. It was a beautiful day in SF, everyone was so incredibly friendly, and the day was well organized. I didn't experience any of the "waiting" time that so many people have written about here." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

n/a

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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