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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why did you choose pharmacy? What kind of pharmacy experience do you have? Why UCSF? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Have you looked over the pathways and which pathways interests you? Describe your typical day." Report Response

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

"If a patient brought in a wrong prescription, what would you do? What would you do if the patient kept insisting to fill the RX?" Report Response

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

"If we all were in a group and we(the interviewers) weren't doing our share of the work, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a patient brought in a prescription that you thought was wrong, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If we (the interviewers) were in your group for a group project and we weren't doing our work, what would you do? (this question wasn't hard, but it was hard because they wanted me to enact it out...then they changed their minds saying that was going to far so they just had me answer it... haha but I was just kinda thrown off)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UCSF websites, read up on current healthcare and pharmacy issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff all seem very supportive and friendly. The current students also stopped by and they all were enthusiastic about the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was a bit intimidating." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"SF is very cold." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview experience was good. The essay portion wasn't too bad because you get to choose what you want to write on among the 3 questions they give you. The interview was a bit more intimidating. My student interviewer was very nice but my faculty interviewer had on a stern face most of the time. They first started off asking me personal questions. Then the student interviewer switched it over to situational questions. I hear though that not all interviewers ask situational questions. It really depends on who you get. Some are really friendly, some not so much. Some ask very personal questions, others ask questions that are science related, some ask a lot of situational or hypothetical questions. Just make sure you are knowledgeable but don't overlook the easy questions! The whole experience wasn't too bad. Just the waiting part sucks!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton in Union Square

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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