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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?

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)?

"What should I go back and tell the admissions committee is so unique about you that we just have to accept you?" -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

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

"What would you do with your third year here? (Everyone wants to know)" -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

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

"Anything you would like to highlight about yourself not covered in your application?" -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, reviewed AMCAS & secondary, skimmed ethics website." -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How enthusiastic and open all the students were. A fridge full of free soda keeps a constant parade of medical students passing through the admissions lobby." -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Durham was pretty dull, but the cost of living was pretty cheap." -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All the merit aid is reserved for URMs." -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Curriculum overview with dean, followed by a financial aid session in the morning (no breakfast). Tour, lunch, then an afternoon with two half hour interviews. In theory, your interviewers have read your entire file, but not seen your scores or GPA. Mine, however, had read nothing past the name, school, and hometown." -Posted 01/06/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

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?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/05/2007

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?

3 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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