Interview/Recruitment Days (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Interview/Recruitment Days Details

Information for applicants in North America invited to the School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences Graduate Program Interview Days. Please note, due to COVID-19, all Interview Days events will occur via Zoom.

*International applicants who are not in North America will be interviewed online or via telephone only.


The Interview Days for Fall 2021 admission are scheduled for the following:

  1. January 28-29, 2021 (Thu-Fri)
  2. February 25-26, 2021 (Thu-Fri)

All times listed in the schedule are PT.

Interview Days Details:

The two-day Zoom events will consist of faculty research presentations, applicant interviews, a tour of the lab facilities, a virtual campus tour, and a graduate student flash talk of their research. Additionally, in conjunction with the Pharmacy Graduate Alliance, and the School of Pharmacy’s graduate student governing student body, a panel of current graduate students will share their insight into their experiences.

Dress code:

  • Business Casual attire


Thursday, February 25, 2021

8:00 am – 8:35 am Welcome by Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (hon)

PHTS Program Overview by Curtis Okamoto, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Studies

Introduction to MS Programs Regulatory Sciences, by Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD

Chair, International Center for Regulatory Science

8:35 am -9:45 am USC Faculty presentations on research opportunities
9:45 am –10:00 am BREAK
10:00 am -11:00 am Interviews with individual faculty
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Graduate Student Panel
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Interviews with individual faculty
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Housing Presentation by Dr. Liz Aguiniga, Associate Director of Graduate Student Affairs



Friday, February 26, 2021

9:00 am –10:30 am Interviews with individual faculty
10:30 am – 10:50 am Virtual Campus Tour
10:50 am – 11:50 am Facilities Lab Tour
11:50 am -12:10 pm BREAK
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm Research Flash Talks by Current Graduate Students
1:10 pm – 1:30 pm Closing Remarks by Dr. Curtis Okamoto, PhD and Wade Thompson-Harper, Coordinator, Graduate Student Affairs