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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

How you think you did?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"What was an ethical dilemma someone you know had? " -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

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

"Which is your favorite book?" -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had one hour to do anything you wanted to do, what would you choose to do?" -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think morality is genetic?" -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Duke website, read on medical ethics, read over my Duke secondary and primary applications" -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very nice and tons of them would walk into the admissions office and talk with us for a long time and answer any questions we had. They seemed to be overall happy and laid back. " -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area looked dead! I got there on a Sunday and walked around the medical school area and barely saw any people! It was actually depressing. I went to all of the ''hot spots'' of Durham, but they were either closed on Sunday or just not really ''hot spots.'' If you are a city person, adjusting here would be tough. " -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviewers (especially the faculty one)would ask me questions that were far and beyond my application and questions that I wouldn't even expect! This interview was pretty stressful! The student one not so much but still a little stressful." -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not too great overall. The area was disappointing and a bit depressing. Supposedly, Chapel Hill is 20 mins away or something and it's supposed to be a very exciting city..Duke Undergrad is a couple of mins from the MEd School so at least you get some liveliness in the area from those students, but still...i wasn't very impressed overall. The medical school library was not impressive at all, and actually made me think I would never want to study in there (even some first years told us that the library was the worst thing about Duke). The campus has pretty old buildings but the medical clinics and hospital do not look that amazing. Duke has an amazing reputation because of its amazing students (they are very awesome, friendly, bright people) and its highly achieved faculty. However, the location and the social life made Duke not be my first choice...If you are into research you can take advantage of the third year research year at Duke, which is awesome because you can actually save a whole year's worth of money. Also, you can postpone your Boards until the end of third year, which gives you a whole year of no-academics to study for them and do really well. Basically, Duke's program is awesome but its location is not." -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Brookwood Inn

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?

11/19/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Half of the interviewees were interviewed by the Dean who was very nice, sweet, and asked easier que" -Posted 11/20/2007 | Report Response

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