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University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • Year founded: 1872
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University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School
San Francisco
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 73 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $11,220
  • Non - Resident Tuition $23,465
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG PCAT N/A
  • AVG GPA 3.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Student and Curricular Affairs
  • Box 0150
  • 513 Parnassus Avenue
  • San Francisco 94143
  • United States

School Overview

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 55
Negatively 8
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.32 71

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 56

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the great work! The interview experience was great overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sending out acceptance letters sooner would relieve the nervousness of anxiously await." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mailing out acceptance letters slightly earlier would reduce the stress level of the anxiously await" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you think about Obama's health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study pharmacy at UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research, What are your passions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research. Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy and not medicine ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. How did you come to a decision to pursue pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not a PhD? (I've had five years of research experience). How do you feel about competition among colleagues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see you were involved with so and so, please tell us more about this experience - a specific question about the activity I described in one of my supplemental essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF? Why Pharmacy? Asked alot of questions from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF and which pathway are you interested in. Tell us about a conflict and how you resolved it. Tell us about yourself. Things you do for fun. Good things about working at a pharmacy; bad things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to UCSF? What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first 20 minutes was about my essay. They asked me to elaborate on specific things in my essay. They started with, "please explain in different terms, why did you choose pharmacy?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why UCSF? Do you see yourself happy here for the next 4 years? Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start off with why pharmacy and why UCSF." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better candidate than everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you've had an interesting life... You are expected to finish the sentence, so I would suggest to put your cards on the table by talking about interesting periods in your life. Then the interview begins off of any of those topics you presented!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a fellow student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some leadership experience you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 3 essay topics, but I only remember the one I wrote on, where I had to say whether I felt like leadership was an innate ability or a learned skill. You had to write the essay in a box (about 5/6 of a page, unlined) and if you exceed the boundaries of the box, apparently you are penalized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic: why UCSF? why Pharmacy? what unique about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you shown leadership qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over other applicants? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone talks about the fact that they want to "educate" their patients, but the truth is that it is very difficult. What approach specifically would you take to educate your patients effectively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you picked pharmacy in particular?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Obviously they asked: Why pharmacy? Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were a member of your team and wasn't doing my work, what grade should you get? (That was a very weirdly worded q)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF over USC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding medication therapy management, do you think its worth it that a patient has to pay $50 an hour just to talk to a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? What do you want to do in 5 years. . . 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of stuff from my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why UCSF? Why not medicine? etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done as a leader for your organization?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you spent a lot of time abroad. What is the advantages/disadvantages of healthcare in other countries compared to the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your experience in the pre-pharmacy club prepare you for a career in pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said you like __ so much, why didn't you pursue that instead of pharmacy? (They asked me like 5 variations of this question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your typical Saturday? What do you usually do other than what you put down in the application under hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in pharmacy? At no point did they ask me why UCSF...I bet they already know why." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time when you felt proud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? They always ask this. What do you like about pharmacy, what do you not like? What do you think is a current healthcare issue? Any leadership? They asked some questions about teamwork too." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Describe a difficult situation with another person, i.e. colleague, patient, customer, and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a member of your team refused to do his/her share of work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCSF" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual question, "Why pharmacy?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What important issues in healthcare do you think will shape the future of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in pharmacy rather than medicine or nursing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you got in, what pharmacy pathway would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a professor with a very strict policy on no make up exams, and a student came to you 2 days before the exam and said they had to miss the exam because they were going into the hospital for surgery. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions pertained to my work background so, probably not relevant to most people." More from this Member | Report Response

"so tell us about ______(something you wrote in your app)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy? Why UCSF?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"towards the end they seemed to run out of questions to ask me so they asked "what was one question you were expecting us to ask, but didn't?" so of course as a follow up I had to answer it" More from this Member | Report Response

"something about clinical trials came up and the faculty asked me if i knew the different phases of a clinical trial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which anmial do your friends consider you as?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a difference between student pharmacists and pharmacists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change something about Eastern medicine, what would it be? How would you 'educate' others who hold on to their cultural medical practices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What current health care issue interests you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What real-world work advice would I give the student interviewer after she graduates." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with a pharmD degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you help a patient with some kind of disease to improve her emotional well-being?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to overcome a cultural barrier." More from this Member | Report Response

"what will you add to our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a difficult person, and how you solved the problem. Another way of solving the conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions about my research background and my interest in the basic sciences. (I am lacking for the most part, but my resume seems to not really show that.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you more of a subordinate, obedient follower or a rebellious, opinionated follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [random supplemental Q]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there universal healthcare coverage in Mexico? Be prepared if you're interested in international health!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there ever a time that you felt like you couldn't pull it together, with school, work, extracurrics, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think pharmacies should stop selling cigarettes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about San Francisco?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one piece of art that you enjoy the most (painting, architecture, music)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working as a tech in a community pharmacy and a customer turned in a prescription that you were having trouble reading and the pharmacist told you it was X drug but you still weren't 100% certain it was, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could cure any disease in the world, which disease would you chose? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a terminal patient and the family wants to give up but the medical team decides there's still hope, what would you do as a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came to you with a prescription with the medication , for a personal reason, you feel against that medication, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had volunteered at the VA hospital, so the interviewer asked "if i called the nurse right now, what three qualities would she describe about you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think women are comfortable talking to you about contraceptives?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would practicing pharmacy in a region outside the Bay Area differ in terms of clinical opportunities, demographics, and overall reception?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of running shoes do you wear?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Pharmacists prescribing/recommending herbal supplements?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the interviewer, what would you look for in a candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I had to help a blind/deaf patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you were trying to provide information about a medicaiton to a patient, and the patient didn't want to listen. what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a pharmacist, how would you help your mom? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about drug commercials and how pharmaceutical companies are able to get to the consumer directly that way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient brought in a prescription that you thought was wrong, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How effective is the barcoding system at your hospital? What are the positive and negative aspects of this type of new technology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you choose to learn how to play the flute? (follow-up question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"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."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What position did you play for basketball in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about my tutoring experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique characteristic do you bring to your job that others do not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were just about what I had written in my supplemental application (hobbies, work exp., etc.), but the first question they asked me was, "Do you have any questions for us?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite piece of art?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the typical problems that occur when starting out at a new independent pharmacy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about issues in healthcare that you see as shaping the future of pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were on a hike with a friend, and suddenly your friend fell. you went down the hill to help her get up and realized you were lost and it was getting dark. what would you do now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were very common... typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define critical thinking and give me an example. How would a compounding pharamcist, specifically, ensure patient confidentiality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With having emphasized the importance of diversity in my application, the third year student asked how I would address this diversity while as a student at UCSF. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your typical Saturday. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stood out. As I said in my comments, most of my questions were personal" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came in with a prescription that you know has a deleterious effect on their health and you called the doctor and the doctor tells you to go ahead and fill it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal questions regarding my hobbies. They read your file and ask you specific questions regarding your responses. This part of the interview definitely broke the ice." More from this Member | Report Response

"why pharmacy and not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your christian faith as both a positive and negative factor in your chosen field. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your boss describe you? (I worked as a chemist for 6 years before deciding to return to school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"about personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite type of music" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain rugby to me. (I played in high school)" More from this Member | Report Response

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