7 out of 10
At the school
"What are you looking forward to most in medical school"
"What are you looking forward to least in medical school"
"What is your greatest strength? ( and followed up with greatest weakness question)"
"The beta interview: How do your strong interests in music play relate - if at all - to your desire to be a physician?"
"All the "canned" questions asked of me in the alpha interview by a student were difficult to answer. What are you looking forward to most about medical school? What are you looking forward to least? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?"
"Read SDN. Perused the website and got to know the curriculum."
"The facilities and many of the students that I met. The lecture I attended on cardiology exams and a visit to the optometry clinic were all very interesting/fun. "
"My student interviewer was piss-poor at conducting an interview. She lacked the ability to steer a conversation and was resistant to gentle pushes. She had a list of 8 questions that were on her agenda for the allotted .5 hour and none of them were specific to my application. "
"I wish I had known that visiting Duke didn't really change my opinion of the school all that much. It's a wonderful place, but all the same, it would've been better to save my money and have a regional interview."
"As always, the interviewer quality varies by school and day and individuals involved. However, my student interviewer seemed poorly prepared and under-trained. The accomodations are variable in quality depending if you choose a hotel or student host. There is no time to explore the campus on your own on the day of your interview. The financial aid info and lunch session with the dean are quite nice and fun. However, there were a number of interviewees so it was a bit unwieldy for our hosts at times. "