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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?

2 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)?

"Standards: Why do you want to be a physician? Where do you see yourself in 10 years after your residency? What unique qualities will you contribute to our med school?" -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

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

"Why Duke? What do you want to do with your third year? " -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Tell me more about your extra curricular activities and what they meant to you. Interviewer asked lots of specific questions about my responses from the secondary app." -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel you will integrate being a woman and being a physician? " -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, really..." -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, Duke website, secondary apps, research about third year program, sleep." -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! All of the faculty and students were so nice and eager to tell us about how truly amazing Duke is and how happy they are there. Around 15 or so students popped into the admissions office at various times throughout the day to talk to us even though they were in the middle of final exam week. All the students insisted that the first year is completely manageable. I was impressed by how much freedom you are given during your third year as well. The Dean of Admissions was so inspiring, I don't know how anyone could leave Duke without a strong desire to attend!" -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Definitely heed the warning about bringing comfortable shoes!!" -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started at 8:30 with a brief orientation, then a talk about Duke's curriculum and screening process from the Dean of Admissions. She spoke very highly of all the students at Duke and wanted all of the interviewees to know that the most rigorous part of the application process was already over and that we should relax. Next, we spoke with someone from the financial aid department. I must admit, I was impressed by the lack of debt Duke students leave with. We then went on a tour of the facilities, classrooms, labs, and the hospital, all of which were quite nice. The campus is gorgeous! Our tour guide was a fourth year student who was great about answering all of our questions and making sure that each interviewee got to see every part of campus they were interested in. Lunch was great because even more students stopped by to chat and tell us how great the school is. The interviews were last in the day, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be because I was so relaxed by that time. I was interviewed by a fourth year student first and it seemed as if she had a list of questions that she had to get through, so I tried to be somewhat brief. The second interview was given by a faculty member who was extremely laid back, friendly, a seemed genuinely interested in me as an individual and my life experiences. The interviews were so relaxed and conversational that I actually ran over my allotted 30 minutes on both. Overall, it was a great day." -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

12/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"None....keep up the good work!" -Posted 12/16/2008 | Report Response

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