Interview/Recruitment Days (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Information for applicants in North America invited to the school 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’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 amWelcome by Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (hon)PHTS Program Overview by Curtis Okamoto, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral StudiesIntroduction to MS Programs Regulatory Sciences, by Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhDChair, International Center for Regulatory Science
8:35 am -9:45 amUSC Faculty presentations on research opportunities
9:45 am –10:00 amBREAK
10:00 am -11:00 amInterviews with individual faculty
11:00 am – 12:00 pmGraduate Student Panel
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmInterviews with individual faculty
1:00 pm – 1:30 pmHousing Presentation by Dr. Liz Aguiniga, Associate Director of Graduate Student Affairs 

Friday, February 26, 2021

9:00 am –10:30 amInterviews with individual faculty
10:30 am – 10:50 amVirtual Campus Tour
10:50 am – 11:50 amFacilities Lab Tour
11:50 am -12:10 pmBREAK
12:10 pm – 1:10 pmResearch Flash Talks by Current Graduate Students
1:10 pm – 1:30 pmClosing Remarks by Dr. Curtis Okamoto, PhD and Wade Thompson-Harper, Coordinator, Graduate Student Affairs