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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 this research project listed (my least involved :-/), and why it interested you. Then, why I didn't stay too long (8 months), if I had genuine interest." -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me 2-3 things that worry you about a career in medicine. Why are you still pursuing this path?" -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

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

"Ethical debate question listed earlier" -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The debates on stem cell research and euthanasia have been going on for some time, which do you think is more relevant to medicine? Why? What is your stance, and why?" -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You listed a lot of activities on your application. Is there a reason you decided to put {these activities} on your application even though they seem irrelevant to a medical school application?" -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read AMCAS, the million Duke essays I wrote" -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing really, I went in with higher expectations" -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was struggling the whole day to understand why the school is ranked so well. Nothing jumped out at me as impressive, and their name, while great, is no Harvard or Yale. I left feeling very disappointed." -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's colder than I thought it would be." -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall interviews went well, some difficult questions." -Posted 01/18/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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

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?

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2007

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

6 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?

5 out of 10

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