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8 out of 10
At the school
"Student: How do you think your interest in philosophy is relevant to medicine?"
"Student: Tell me about your best friend (I didn't expect this one either but it wasn't hard)."
"I got a lot of "tell me more about x" from my applications from the student. The faculty interview was more conversational, but they were both conversational."
"How do you think your interest in philosophy is relevant to medicine? This totally caught me off gaurd. I got through it ok but nowhere near as well as I would have had I thought about it ahead of time. I have so many ideas its hard to organize them into a concise answer of the top of my head. It made for great conversation though."
"Same as above."
"Read over my essays, read over input on SDN, and researched the school."
"The 3rd year (when you do your own project) is very flexible. You can do research or get another degree (MPH, JD, MPH, etc.) and do so at just about any other school (I was told that people have gone to Oxford and Africa). The first year doesn't seem that it would be as hard as you would think, but still harder obviously."
"I am a city boy, and Durham is really small. It's nearby stuff to do but you have to have a car if you want to go there (or else you are dependent on others for a social life). There are a lot of things to do if you to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city, which is good, but I like being within minutes of doing anything you want."
"You really should have a car if you want to go there. I guess that's true of a lot of schools but definitely Duke and since I live in a city I've never bothered to buy one. I guess I should buy one now. "
"Duke is a great school with a lot of resources and opportunities. The 3rd year is a very good thing and is very flexible. The people were all very nice. Both interviews were open file and relaxed. The only thing I didn't like is that it is in a small town, but I liked it so much I would be willing to go there anyway."