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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?

3 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?

60+ 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)?

"If you were Obama's Health Advisor, what would you suggest to fix our health care system?" -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

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

"Why medicine, if you can't be a doctor, what then? What was your MCAT score?" -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

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

"Do you agree with the sentiment among many student organizations that pharamaceutical companies ought to stay off campus, and away from med students? Why?" -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Looking ahead at your retirement dinner party, what would others say on your behalf?" -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you comfortable with jumping into an accelerated year of medicine right out of college?" -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read up on Duke, read my secondaries, reviewed AMCAS, mock interviews" -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff!!! The nicest people I have ever met. They really created a comfortable atmosphere and even took the role of parents to the current students. Also, great facilities, awesome lecture hall, and Durham is a wonderful city." -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Since my interview was during the holidays, and since the M-1s were taking their finals that day, we really didn't get to see much. Our tour was only 35 minutes." -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers don't know your GPA or MCAT score during the interview. But, apparently they are allowed to just come out and ask." -Posted 12/20/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be prepared for Mr. Wallace's pre-interview pep talk. It was the greatest, most heartfelt 10 minutes of my life. He is so awesome." -Posted 12/20/2008 | 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?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Double Tree

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2008

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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

4 out of 10

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