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  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Durham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Just the usual about me, my application, and my research." -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If we made international medicine a requirement, where would you go to study?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How can we tell a student who truely wanted to do and got alot out of their volunteer work, from someone who just did it to get into medical school?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the feedback and the Duke website (including that awesome cirriculum)" -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. I always come out of interviews with something negative to say about the school. But, not this time." -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Duke was so awesome! I would have gone in with it being my number one choice like I did when I came out." -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Day one: 2 MD interviews, 30 minutes each, one faculty and one student. Day two: 2 MD/PhD interviews, 30 minutes each, again one faculty and one student. The interviews were all low stress discussions, no real curve balls. There's so many things I liked about the interview. First, they put us up in a decent hotel, paid for airfare up to $300, paid for taxi service, took us out to a nice restaurant one night, etc... Beyond that, their cirriculum is totally cool. I like the idea of getting into the wards during second year. There is alot of misconceptions about the one year basic sciences program, but they've been put to rest in me. They have a real relaxed and down to earth attitude about alot of things, thanks to Sal, the coolest MSTP director on Earth (who is from South Philly, which probably explains it). There's alot of little things too. It's a good place to buy a house if you're into that sort of thing. Parking is not an issue like it is at so many other schools. You get $500/year from the program during the PhD phase to go to conferences. They have free drinks and candy for the students all the time. The lecture hall is sweet. Etc etc etc etc!" -Posted 11/08/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2002

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