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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 can I tell the admissions committee about you that I may not have discovered during this interview?" -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in Duke Med school in particular?" -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with a non-cooperative patient?" -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Two questions stand out: what was the latest book that you've read and if you can't become a physician what would you choose as an alternative career?" -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name three weaknesses that you have that cannot be turned into strengths." -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went to the Duke Med website and printed a lot of info about the school. I also reviewed my AMCAS application." -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every single person I met was in love with the school and throughly enjoying med school at Duke (yes, apparently that is possible). There was so much energy among both the students and the faculty." -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing- the interviews were very casual, everyone I interacted with was incredibly friendly and approachable, and the school itself was great. The only negative thing was that some of my fellow interviewees were pretty cocky." -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish this hadn't been my first interview because now I'm going to compare all schools to Duke and I have a feeling they will all look bad" -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was totally laid back. The interviews were in the afternoon. My first was with a student who was totally familar with my AMCAS app, my Duke supplemental, and my letters of recommendation. My second interview was with a physician on the faculty and he hadn't looked at anything. He didn't know what school I attended or what major I was or anything. In the morning we had the financial aid lecture and a meeting with the assistant dean and things and then a great lunch with a second year student. I would recommend staying with a student host. Stupid United airlines lost my luggage until 2:30 am the day of my interview and my sweet host offered me her suit to wear. She showed me around the town, told me all about how much she loved Duke, and was really friendly and informative. All in all, this seems like a med school which offers a fantastic education and where the students are respected and really enjoy their four years of study." -Posted 12/19/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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