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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why dyou want to be a doctor, etc." -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

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

""Do the chickens have large talons?" (heh, just kidding)" -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not very many questions, more conversational " -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing tough" -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I already had tons of interviews before Duke, so I was pretty comfortable going in. Still, I looked over my 2ndary and SDN of course!" -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer! She was awesome!" -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That is wasn't at Duke. I got a really great impression but I know next to nothing about Durham." -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How wonderful regional interviews are! Also, they have your file but they do not know you're MCAT score. Put your heart into the 2ndary, I think it really helped me out." -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First of all, I was really suprized to hear from Duke ( I applied *last minute*). So, when I got the interview, I was elated! At the time however, all the local interview post. were filled - so only regional interviews were offered. This kind of bummed me out bc I thought it would hurt my chances of getting in. But after my interview and looking on Duke's website, I discovered that regional interviews have a higher acceptance rate vs. the ones in Durham! The interview itself: I really liked it. Instead of a faculty member/staff, you're interviewed by an alumni. So you can ask them a lot more personal questions about their experience at Duke and really figure out if it's right for you. My interviewer was awesome. She *just* graduated in May, so it felt more like a peer-to-peer conversation. Also, a friend of hers (A MS4 at Duke) accompanied us. So, I really benefitted from two opinions. I was particularly struck by their outgoing and friendly personalities (not Bookish, etc), and they laughed and joked a lot about their experiences as Medical Students. In short, these were people that I really identified with and that was the strongest selling point that Duke could ever offer. From reading other people's expereinces, I think my interview was a lot easier and less stressful. It really opened the door to just be myself and learn more about the kind of students Duke is looking for. " -Posted 02/05/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

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