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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)?

"Define humanism." -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

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

"What is your leadership style?" -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

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

"Are you a risk taker?" -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What character in a book would you like to spend the weekend with?" -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All questions were reasonable and on topic. " -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed interview questions from my undergraduate institution. Read SDN posts. Reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application. " -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by the associate medical dean. She was very down to earth and shed light onto how Duke molds physicians. I appreciated Duke's emphasis on humility and serving the community. The medical students seemed very happy and stopped by the admission's office often for coffee. One student I saw on the street went out of his way to draw me a map of the admission's office. All medical school lectures are posted online about 1 hour after class. " -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I liked Durham, but students who are looking for a big city may not be happy there. Not all major cities have direct flights to Durham making travel more difficult." -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview group was smaller than I expected--only 10 interviewees. " -Posted 11/01/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Duke has a wonderful curriculum, especially if you have particular interests that you want to pursue. It is probably worth finding the medical school admissions office the night before the interview. " -Posted 11/01/2009 | 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?

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?

Durham International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Brookwood Inn

How would you rate the hotel?

6 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?

10/30/2009

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?

5 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?

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?

10 out of 10

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