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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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?

Closed file

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

"Why pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"What area of pharmacy are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"What challenges do you think pharmacists have/will have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, talked to pharmacists at work, read up on current events in the field" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"First-year students were in the lobby to chat with you before the interview and answer any questions you had. They were very friendly and went up to you (as opposed to you having to find them). Also, the interviewers were very friendly and did not interrogate me at all. They were there to also tell you about the program and what they had to offer." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a lot more relaxing and stress-free than I expected. You first go into a room where one of the faculty (Jim Granderson) just talks to you about what is going to happen during the day. After some introductions, the first-years show you to your interviewers. I didn't really believe what people wrote when they said that their interview was like a conversation, but I can tell you it really was. During the interview, I was only asked about four questions. The rest of the time, we just built upon what I said or what they said. But this really depends on the interviewers you get, which is out of your control. After that, you go back downstairs to write your essay. Then some students come into the room to answer any questions you have. Overall, it took about 2 hours." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SNA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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