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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Student Interviewer: Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to go into medicine? Why Duke? What do you do for fun? Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

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

"Faculty Interviewer: What do you envision yourself doing after residency? What do you want to do during your third year at Duke? Are you interested in any specialties? Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Another interviewee was asked this: Imagine that you have not seen a close friend for a while, and when you actually did, the person told you that he/she is HIV Positive. What would you say?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I didn't have any. I'm not sure how it went for the other interviewees." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my primary and secondary applications, SDN, MSAR, Talked to students, and Checked out Duke's website." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is absolutely gorgeous. The students are incredibly nice. Many stepped in the office throughout the day for drinks or to just talk to the interviewees. They all seemed very happy with the curriculum and educational environment, although many confirmed that the two years' worth of material crammed into the first year was quite challenging. Their financial aid package is definitely better than most schools that I've seen, and there seems to be many opportunities for growth during their distinctive third year. The cost of living in Durham is very low, but the trade-off is that there is not be as many things going on as other "college towns"." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was not very comprehensive. We did not get a chance to see much of their vast hospital system nor the anatomy lab, although we did get a whiff of the overwhelming smell of formaldehyde that came out from a slightly opened door of the anatomy lab." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That outside of the few restaurants located on the campus, one would have to drive or walk for a bit to find other places to eat." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I expected the interviews to be considerably harder than what I actually experienced. The questions that I got were very standard, and the interviews were relaxed and conversational. In fact, my interviewers probably spoke more than I did and were very into selling the school. I don't think that the other interviewers for the day took this approach, but you must be prepared for either case. The interviews were open file in the sense that they had my primary and secondary applications, but knew nothing about my grades or MCAT score. I felt very welcomed in Durham and on-campus. Duke is a phenomenal school and you get that sense throughout the day." -Posted 11/07/2008 | 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?

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?

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2008

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?

3 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The bell that goes off every time the Admissions Office door opens can be distracting." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

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