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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 have you learned from doing research? (not specifically, but about research in general)" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

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

"How would Duke's curriculum help you achieve your goals as a physician?" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

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

"In one or two statements, who are you? (tough one to answer)" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why?" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Say you're in a group of 15 people who have to give a presentation to the chancellor of the med school. You, because of personal difficulties, have not pulled your weight, but everyone else has. They call you into a meeting and ask you to step down. The presentation is in two weeks. What do you do?" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading this website and the DukeMed website, reading the newspaper, talking to my student host" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are beautiful, and Duke seems like a fabulous place to be. The dean who came in and spoke to us in a group made me so excited to be a physician. Financial aid seems really above and beyond any other institution I've seen so far." -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Getting around Durham was tough--I spent a lot getting to/from the airport. That's about the only thing, though" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the shuttle from the airport doesn't run after 11pm" -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was amazing, from meeting the other interviewees (daunting, because the group I interviewed with was primarily male) to touring (facilities were amazing) to the curriculum to the students. It all made Duke my top choice by far. " -Posted 01/27/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

RDU

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2006

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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