Why did you apply to be a member of the Admissions Committee and what have you enjoyed the most? I applied to be a member of the committee so that I could have a chance to help choose the next generation of student pharmacists. I hope to be a professor at UCSF someday, so I jumped at the chance to work with faculty and other students in this process. I wanted to ensure that we are choosing top applicants who are a great fit for UCSF, not just because they got good grades in undergrad or want to attend because we’re ranked #1.
What tools or resources would you recommend to prospective applicants? Practice interviewing with people you trust, and people who will give you honest feedback. I practiced with one of my former bosses, and she gave me some really good feedback about my performance. I think practicing in front of a mirror, or even just saying your answer to a question out loud, helps as well. But don’t over-rehearse! We don’t want to hear just memorized answers, we want to see you think on your feet as well.
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