I think that KGI has a really unique mission and aspect of pharmacy as a whole, but this school is definitely a risk. I would consider that before turning down other accredited schools for KGI. They are the first school to almost completely redefine their curriculum based on biotechnology...this could easily lead to them also being one of the only schools to have accreditation turned down. I know they are part of a great community of schools, but don't set yourself up for a disaster.
I would definitely choose USC. It's well established, has a great reputation, and has excellent faculty. In terms of cost, USC ($46,862 per year) is barely more expensive than KGI ($43500). And with the pharmacy job market starting to become much more saturated and competitive, I think getting a pharmD from a well established school will give you an edge over students graduating from a new school. Definitely worth extra $3000 per year to attend USC.I've been accepted to USC and KGI. Not sure what I'm going to decide yet
I have an interview this Friday. Anyone else flying there? Also, to those who already went, I realize the person above mentioned you had signed an NDA, but can you give any helpful suggestions to best prepare for the interview.
Do not worry, just be yourself and you will be alright. It may sound intimidating but it's really not. The only thing I would advice is you at least have an idea of what you are going to write on your personal statement. The people there are very nice and to top it up, they give you refreshments and lunch. Ask questions and try and answer the questions they ask to the best of your ability.im kind of getting worried from the email that was sent out...interview + personal statement + group activity + health reasoning test? jeez so much going on !! its so intimidating
where are you flying from? if you dont mind me asking.
I've been accepted to USC and KGI. Not sure what I'm going to decide yet