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

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"See most difficult..." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

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

"What is the last book you read outside of academic life? Did you identify with any characters in the book?" -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

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

"What is the biggest challenge you believe you would face here?" -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a non-traditional student with a family, what mechanisms would you use to help make the adjustment go smoothly?" -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you decide to become a doctor? It's the eaiest and the most difficult question to answer. Other than that it was mostly conversational." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School's website, SDN reviews, regular review of medical news." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students for the program, the faculty, and the opportunities." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall great day! The student giving the tour was informative and quite open. The students we had lunch with were great resources for all kinds of program and lifestyle questions. The interviews were more of ''get to know you'' and ''understand what you're about'' conversations than anything. I went to Duke expecting great things and came away impressed." -Posted 12/23/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

RDU

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Brookwood

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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