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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

Open 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 field are you most interested in?" Report Response

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

"What are some attributes of a pharmacist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you ever talked to a pharmacist? (I had no pharmacy background)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some challenges the pharmacy field is facing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prepared answers for questions. Looked through their website (although they never asked me, why USC). Practiced summarizing articles." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That everyone was really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Just the area around it. But that was expected." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To eat a bigger meal beforehand and bring mints. My stomach was growling during the interview and my interviewer ended up giving me food." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very efficient process. 2 hours long. Chatted with first years cause I came ~half hour early. Short intro by admissions director. 20 minute interview. 5 minutes to read article, 15 minutes to summarize it. Q&A with the 3rd years. Biggest thing I learned from my interview experience was that the student body involvement is huge and you can make a ton of connections while you're there. Biggest advice: be prepared for all the common questions and know yourself/background well, so you can focus on appearing confident, talkative, and happy to be there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

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?

Stay

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2011

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?

3 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"To extend the deadline for the deposit." Report Response

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