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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Know about their 3rd year structure and what aspects of this design will facilitate your success. You will have to discuss this at some point." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

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

"Know your motivations for medicine, what specialty you would choose if you had to that today." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

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

"Be ready to discuss ethical situations. Not in the form of "are you pro-choice?", but speak about resource allocation, and what you would do to fix the healthcare system, etc." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I can't think of anything here that I wouldn't have expected." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Toss-up..."If you had your undergrad to do over again what would you do different?" or "How would you allocate resources between X and Y diseases?" or "Is there anything you would like to add?"" -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN postings, re-read application." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"School's resources, 3rd year set-up, current students, admissions staff, future opportunities." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students seemed a little bit stressed. Most said that they didn't work as hard as they did in undergrad, but I find it hard to believe." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interviews are not as difficult as I thought they would be!" -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview experience so I wasn't sure what to expect. Duke conducted it's interviews in a very conversational manner. The alpha interview was done by a student and the beta by a faculty member. They were extremely professional and seemed well trained at interviewing and controlling the flow of questions. In my opinion, the alpha was easier as it focused on my academic interests and what direction I would take my education at Duke. The beta interview had a distinct flow...1)area of interest from my application, 2)simple related ethical question, 3)elaboration on ethical situation, 4)transition to area of interest from my application related to something I mentioned in my previous answer, 5)repeat. I felt the people at Duke honestly wanted to get to know me. If I get in, I would love to go." -Posted 10/31/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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