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  • California Northstate College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Elk Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1 Professor, 1 Student

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)?

"What did you think of Team Based Learning? Have you been in a leadership role and give an example?" Report Response

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

"How would you deal with a group member that wasn't contributing?" Report Response

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

"If a coworker was stealing from work what would you do? (Waits until you answer) What if that coworker was your best friend?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could talk to Obama about one thing, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you learn best? What did you want to tell us that isn't already on your app?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was really nice and believed in their program. They helped foster a low stress environment during the interview process. The TBL exercise was a fun activity. The QA with the current students was very informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The program is still new and some of the rooms are still empty. The facilities aren't the greatest and its pretty much an office building. Since they weren't accredited by WASC, we would have to take out private loans for our first year there. None of their students are currently involved with any research with the faculty." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interviewers never asked me why pharmacy, tell me about yourself, and why CNCP. They jumped right into my file and to situational/critical thinking questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They have some research facilities down the street, but we weren't able to see them. They provide you with Mexican food for lunch. They have plenty of beverages and snacks for you throughout the day. The people there that day were very nice and welcoming. The TBL wasn't used as a tool to determine if you will be accepted. Its just there to give you a taste of how the classes will be like. I barely read the article they emailed us and did fine in the TBL. Some people wrote up lots of notes and printed out additional information from the web about their article. There's no need to because you're not allowed to use any of it for most of the TBL exercise. The writing prompt for my interview was: "If a doctor asked you substitute a placebo for a painkiller because the doctor felt the patient was addicted to it and lying about their pain, would you?"" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?


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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"To speed up the admissions process after the interview. They told us it'll take 6-8 weeks until they decide if we're accepted. Also the interview day is a bit long taking 6 hours to complete." Report Response

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