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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

2

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)?

"What are you looking forward to most in medical school" -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What are you looking forward to least in medical school" -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What is your greatest strength? ( and followed up with greatest weakness question)" -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The beta interview: How do your strong interests in music play relate - if at all - to your desire to be a physician?" -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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?" -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN. Perused the website and got to know the curriculum." -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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. " -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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. " -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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. " -Posted 06/15/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2004

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