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  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Singapore)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Singapore
Individual Feedback 1 19 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 14
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.94 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.39 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 17

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 10
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 13
At a regional location 1
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 18
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 14
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.22 18

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

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duke-NUS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your friends like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most challenging situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what will you do if your patients complain about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define success." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Designing healthcare policies" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see research in your future career as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give examples of situations when your empathy or compassion for people was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whos your favourite author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed a course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a nurse instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to GMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see yourself in the next 5 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take abt your research project" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about yourself and your interest in this school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"My volunteering experience in Indonesia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about research you have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does the word 'failure' mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research you want to engage in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario questions on end-of-life issues, professionalism, what it means to be a good doctor, and some more ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you consider yourself an extrovert/introvert" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books do you like to read" More from this Member | Report Response

"You did some research as an undergrad. What clinical relevance does your research have?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years other than practicing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most sensational news going on in Singapore/the world now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How different are you from your brothers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishments are you most proud of, besides academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with winning? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your wife's family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like reading? What sort of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical scenario in which I take on the role of Singapore's health minister and have to come up with a list of the most pressing issues I would address." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The biggest failure you've experienced" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to contribute to the student population here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between marriage and profession what would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in delivering good healthcare service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing you learned from your years of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"End-of-life ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing you've had to deal with in life thus far?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prepared some bullet point answers and did some mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up the school's background, curriculum, and teaching emphases." More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet, studentdoctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"My own personal statement. SDN. Some medical career related textbook" More from this Member | Report Response

" SDN interview feedback, read back to what I wrote on my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"read school website. read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mentor(an MD himself) , Princeton review" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my application essay thoroughly. I googled possible intervew questions and I watched interview tips on youtube" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my own CV and application page. Re-read all scientific projects reports and theses that I wrote. Google-searched some common medical school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, my essays, looking through the GMS website, Blog by Ting2. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application essays, prepare answers to standard questions such as ''why do you want to be a doctor'', read Duke's interview feedbacks, read up a bit on Singapore's healthcare situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my application read the article for Team GMS session" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up application file, SDN etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application essays, read up info on Dukemed.duke.edu, researched SDN interview feedback for Duke, and did a couple of mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The culture and the energy of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly seniors and staff, all extending warm welcome to you, and ready to give you an honest answer for every question asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice people cool interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of the programme." More from this Member | Report Response

"basically everything. If the 5-year commitment is not a big negative for you, this program looks like the real deal. I absolutely loved the TEAM LEAD session. And most of the ppl at the interview seemed pretty cool as well. Pretty diverse group, I would say." More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Welcoming attitude by the staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of food and drink that was available throughout the day. The food tasted awesome! It was of high quality" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and how much they tried to get to know the people they are interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nice people with great visions about the future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff member & admissions people were friendly and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i was pleasantly surprised that the interview atmosphere was quite friendly and welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of the faculty members" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty members present were friendly and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"N.A." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much. can't think of one at the moment." More from this Member | Report Response

"5-year service commitment" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers rambling about how fortunate he is to have an understanding wife :S.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. (research labs are a bit crammed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is small, but thankfully it's a temporary building" More from this Member | Report Response

"finding out at the last minute that there was a student interview as well" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch food was cold and lacked variety." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is no need to stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"N.A." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. They do a great job explaining everything you need to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there will be only 4 other students attending! " More from this Member | Report Response

"They did not have unlimited supply of coffee." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of interviewer is quite interested with information of my family which i was completed caught by surprise. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were locals from SGH and not Dukemed faculty as I was expecting." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice" More from this Member | Report Response

" I really see no shortfall in this program. I don't know enough to give good comparison, but it seems like the quality of education that you would receive at Duke-NUS could be even better than that which you would receive in most US schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was one of the best interviews ive been to.." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was non-threatening and I think that the interviewers are looking for enthusiastic people. So, just be enthusiastic while answering the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is really a great school with so much life in it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went smooth and relatively stressless after interviews were done. There was an on-the-spot essay. Team learning exercise, which was basically a demonstration on how students will learn at the school, was a lot of fun. There was clear explanation on Duke's teaching philosophy, which sounded terrific. " More from this Member | Report Response

"fantastic.. i got to know what the school is looking for and whether i'll be a good fit for the school.." More from this Member | Report Response

"www" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastics!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pretty good experience considering it was a first-time interview event for us both (myself and the new school). I'd have felt more at ease with medical students being present though (instead of having only faculty and applicants), but that just wasn't possible seeing as I interviewed to be a part of the opening class in the school. Hopefully future application cycles will include GMS students as part of the Interview Day team. (Moi being one of them perhaps *wink* ?)" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 1
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 8
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 10
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 15

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 10
Out of state 6

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 10
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 6
Train or subway 3
Other 3

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

-

Boston, Logan

Raleigh/ Durham

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 2
Hotel 3
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 16

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.94 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 12

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.36 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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