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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"Tell me about your research." -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"Would you like a York peppermint patty? (yes i was really asked this, and i did not decline his offer.)" -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to Duke?" -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"suppose you are a 3rd/4th year med student and the resident on call or attending is WAY stressed out. a patient's just died and the resident/attending is just too uptight and stressed to handle delivering the news to the family and begs you to do it for him/her. (Recall that it's technically unethical for you to deliver the news to the family.) What do you tell your resident/attending?" -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"i was really confused cause i had read all these SDN interview things and everyone says they ask really hard, socially significant questions at duke, but i got really standard ones. no curveballs or anything." -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"i read SDN duke interviews and psyched myself up by repeating motivational phrases in front of the mirror." -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"really sweet books in the interview waiting room - i esp love liberal propaganda, and that room is full of it! there was even this one admissions book on the table which had a chapter slamming duke's elitist admissions policies." -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"durham sucks A LOT." -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"some popscicle place down some windy roads and in a shack! it was delicious!" -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"basically i chilled with my really goood HS friend (undergrad at duke) for a weekend, and then had this interview which i was terrified about but turned out to be no big deal. then i chilled with my HS friend some more. it was like a vacation from my real life." -Posted 12/07/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

RDU

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

11/20/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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