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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 would you like to research during your third year? " -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

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

"Would you like to do research or work in academia later on in your career (as opposed to seeing patients)?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me why you chose your undergrad major." -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you want to do research during your career or work in academia (as opposed to practicing clinically)?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What topic would you like to do your third year research on?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over possible ethical questions, read SDN interview feedback." -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The schools the other interviewees had attended/are attending." -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole school seemed a little snobby." -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They're so focused on research and apparently on their graduates doing research later on. I wish I had known that you do an entire year-long research project (and thesis) but you don't get a dual degree for it." -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was not exactly what I was expecting. There was that one guy in the group of applicants who had to stand up, introduce himself to, and shake hands with each applicant as everyone arrived that morning. I was impressed by all the undergrad schools represented - Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, etc - but the other applicants didn't seem as friendly overall as most of the other schools I interviewed at. (Maybe that's not of prime important when judging the school, but they're my prospective classmates...) My first interviewer was older (he's famous partly for a surgery he worked on in the 40's), and I felt like I wasn't talking loud enough for him. One of the first questions out of his mouth was ''What would you like to research during your third year?'' I came up with something, but I don't think it was convincing. I honestly haven't thought that far ahead. He also asked if I wanted to work in academia or do research later on as opposed to seeing patients full time. After those questions, I felt like the rest of the interview was cut a little short. He shook my hand and said, ''Good luck. I'm sure you'll find the right med school for you, whether that be Duke or somewhere else.'' Probably not a good sign. He was really very nice, I just don't think I told him what he wanted to hear. My student interviewer was very nice and we had a pretty relaxed interview. I didn't think the facilities were amazing, but they were nicer than I expected after reading some of the other more negative feedback. Overall, I'm sure Duke has earned it's reputation as an outstanding research school. " -Posted 02/07/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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