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  • University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • La Jolla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"How did you choose your major?" Report Response

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

"How do you deal with difficult people?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about soccer." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about soccer (I had talked about my love for soccer in my application)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wasn't asked any difficult questions, but the fact that they didn't ask some expected questions (why pharmacy? why UCSD?) was a bit concerning." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my application, practice interview, practice essay writting, made a list of the reasons I wanted to attend UCSD's school of pharmacy. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How everything about the school is new (program, building, etc.), how enthusiastic the faculty were about the program's potential, how unique the program is (classes with medical students, small class size). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was on a Monday, so all the students were in class taking a test and there were no students to talk to about the program. Because no students were free to help out with the interview, the interview was conducted by two faculty members. The faculty members seemed as though they weren't trying to be intimidating, but they still were. Having a student present during the interview would have made the experience much more enjoyable." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That early weekday interviews are conducted by two faculty members." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought I was terrible at the interview. I didn't think I connected with the interviewers, I was nervous the whole time, and I felt as though I failed big time after it was all done. The funny thing is that I still was offered a position in the program. I'm not quite sure how that worked out. They must have sensed that I had done my research on the school, I had prepared for the interview, and that I had a really strong desire to attend the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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