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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Faculty interviewer - The standards: Tell me about yourself, What research (and community service) have you done? Why Duke? What initially drew you to medicine? Where do you see yourself in 15 years? " -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"Student interviewer - basically, she had read my app and had prepared a few questions on things that stood out to her. Not challenging, probing questions, but rather, ''I read you did [insert activity], tell me about it'' or ''I thought your essay on [blank] was interesting, could you tell me more about your experience." -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary. I liked the fact that my student interviewer had actually read my secondary essays and asked me to talk about the experiences that I discussed." -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one of the advantages of being a physician? One disadvantage? I supposed that this was a question to discuss what draws me to medicine and what downsides I've considered, but for some reason, how the question was delivered threw me off. " -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read about duke online" -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the admissions guy talked about how humble of an environment duke is, and how faculty are expected to be great teachers. Also, I was already drawn to Duke because of the curriculum, but their discussion of its philosophy impressed me even further." -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Faculty interviewer seemed flat, a little disinterested. " -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Duke doesn't have rolling admissions: obviously one of those things I should have known but didn't. I'm really happy about this because I applied relatively late." -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall good experience" -Posted 02/09/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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