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  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Durham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"How do you feel about the war in Iraq?" -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

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

"Explain your ''C'' in this class." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

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

"Why Duke?" -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the war in Iraq?" -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain why you didn't do well on ''X'' (a course)." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum and the large number of African American students." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Most of the students are straight out of college and seem to keep to themselves. There appears to be low levels of interaction between the students--everyone seems to study on their own." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That although they say it's a semi-closed file interview (they don't look at your GPA or MCAT scores) that's not always true! You should prepare for having to deffend a bad grade in your record (a ''C'') and if need by your MCAT scores." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the interview was…okay. The student was a bit too stand-offish; I felt like I had to prove myself to her. The faculty interviewer, however, was fair. I was really thrown for a loop when I was asked to explain a grade for an intro class I took three years ago; everyone at Duke tells you that, “you’ve made it this far (to an interview) now you don’t have to worry about your grades or MCAT scores.” That wasn’t the case for me! I did appreciate how both interviewers had spent time reviewing my application and asked me direct questions about my activities." -Posted 12/05/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2006

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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