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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?

10 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


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)?

"Regarding medication therapy management, do you think its worth it that a patient has to pay $50 an hour just to talk to a pharmacist?" Report Response

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

"What do you do on the weekends?" Report Response

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

"Why UCSF?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Say you were trying to provide information about a medicaiton to a patient, and the patient didn't want to listen. what would you do? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"if i talked to your best friends, what would be the one thing they'd they me they don't like about you? (asking what my weaknesses were basically) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read my application essays. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the faculty- there really are pioneers in their field. UCSF definitely has the best research opportunities. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my student interviewer- seemed a bit arrogant. but the school itself is great!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"it was raining, and parking was really expensive. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Like most students, UCSF is my top choice so I was really nervous going there. Even though it was my third interview, the questions they asked you are not easy. I dont' think their intention is to "grill" you about pharmacy. More importantly, I think they want to see how effective your communication skills are - can you speak intelligently about anything that's asked, are you an honest/sincere person (so don't make up anything in your essays, they'll can tell if you're lying), and how will you contribute to the incomming class. In terms of preparing for the interview, I think the best way to go is to know what you wrote about in your essays and be able to defend it. You can practice all the posted questions on SDN, but 90% of they questions they will ask you comes from YOUR essays. So they are very specific to you only. And lastly, something that is out of your control is who you get for an interviewer. My interviewers were not as friendly and nice. They had this serious look on their face the whole time, and that only made me even more nervous. TRY TO RELAX, and don't feel too bad if you don't think you impressed them. As you can tell, most students don't think they did very well anyway, but managed to get accepted in the end. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?


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


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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