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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"If there was an earthquake and Dean Koda-Kemble told you that your class would not be able to graduate in 2010 because the school had to shut down for a year for renovations, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"One day a customer comes to the pharmacy and complains that we gave him the wrong meds. You call up the pharmacist who gave it to him the night before. The pharmacist comes in and admits to his mistake, gives the customer the right drug and apologizes. The customer leaves. Later that day, the pharmacy manager comes in and askes "so how were things today?" The morning pharmacist lies and says "oh just fine." What would you do in this situation?" Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you felt proud." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I mentioned that I am bilingual in my application so the student interviewer asked, "how would you go about teaching a second language to my younger brother, who isn't interested in learning another language. He'd rather play with his nintendo all day."" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pharmacists were ranked as number 1 among all healthcare professionals based on trustworthiness, honesty, etc. However, we recently dropped to rank number 2. What do you think caused our drop in the ranking and how can we be #1 again?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, caught up on current events, talked to the pharmacists I work with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both the faculty member and the student interviewer were really nice. They listened intently to my answers and joked with me a little at one point. They made me feel more relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facility is somewhat limited. Only one main lecture hall for pharmacy students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the walk to my bed and breakfast was so far uphill. Try and take a cab when you can. I wouldn't recommend walking since I walked uphill for 45 minutes just to get to the bed and breakfast. I got bad directions from the owner. He told me it was at the top of the hill but refused to answer how many blocks away I was from it, so I thought it was closer than it actually was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interviewer was really nice right from the beginning, when he came to get me for the interview. He asked a lot of fun hypothetical questions. Faculty member was nice and asked harder hypothetical questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Belvedere House (B&B)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2006

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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