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Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1930
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 112
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Duke University School of Medicine (DUKEMED)
Allopathic Medical School
Durham
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 174 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 4 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $39,500
  • Non - Resident Tuition $39,500
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT 35.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 72.3

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • DUMC 3710
  • Durham 27710
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Since it opened in 1930, Duke University Medical Center has earned a reputation as one of the world's foremost patient care and research institutions, with a School of Medicine consistently ranked one of the very best in the country. The youngest of the nation's leading medical centers, Duke has grown in just the past three decades from a hospital and single research building into one of the country's largest clinical and biomedical research institutions, with a health system stretching across 32 counties.

Curriculum

From beginning to end, Duke's curriculum is surprisingly different than that of most other medical schools. Our students study basic science for one year instead of two. They care for patients a full year earlier than their peers across the nation. They devote an entire year to independent scholarship--something most medical students have to carve out their summers or add a year to their studies to do. Why the difference? Duke believes that medical school will be just the beginning of your career as a student of medicine. Physicians in the future will need to grow as medicine grows, to be able to grapple with new ethical issues, evaluate incredibly complex treatments, and shape health care policy for a new millennium. Because it's impossible to teach everything you'll ever need to know, our curriculum isn't designed to be the final word. Instead, it's a springboard into a lifetime of learning. Yes, we teach students the fundamentals of medicine and patient care, but we also teach them how to teach themselves. And it's this education that makes Duke graduates leaders--creative thinkers who will push medicine into new territories.

Facilities

Home to the School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center encompasses 88 buildings on 210 acres and employs around 16,500 people, including some 1,350 faculty physicians and researchers. The Medical Center is consistently ranked among the top ten of America's 6,000 hospitals by U.S.News & World Report, with every specialty among the nation's top 20. Our faculty physicians-who serve more than 36,000 inpatients and 680,000 outpatient visits each year--include nationally recognized doctors in every area of medicine. In fact, more physicians from Duke are listed in The Best Doctors in America than from any other institution in the southeastern United States.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 133
Negatively 18
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.58 171

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.06 124

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none. Really appreciated the breakfast!!" -Posted 01/05/2016 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! The admissions staff were among the friendliest I've ever met." -Posted 09/30/2014 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice to have a more spacious seating area to start the day. Some had to stand." -Posted 03/08/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"keep being awesome" -Posted 12/03/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be helpful to have a section of the secondary online to see whether an applicant's letters of recommendation have been received." -Posted 01/22/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome job! I loved my interview day." -Posted 10/16/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Rolling admissions would be very nice..." -Posted 10/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great." -Posted 01/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have preferred interviews longer than 30 minutes each. 45 minutes, minimum, is better." -Posted 02/17/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess they can get all they need from <30 minute interviews." -Posted 12/22/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Maybe mute the bell in the conference room? It went off every time someone walked into the office" -Posted 10/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Signs directing students to admissions office." -Posted 03/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" -Posted 12/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They did a great job and everything was smoothly run. Great job!" -Posted 12/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Half of the interviewees were interviewed by the Dean who was very nice, sweet, and asked easier que" -Posted 11/20/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What questions do you have for me?" -Posted 12/20/2016 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Multiple mini interview" -Posted 07/17/2015 | More from this Member | Report Response

"mmi" -Posted 10/27/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Secret MMI" -Posted 03/08/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI MORAL DILEMMA" -Posted 12/03/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge facing the US healthcare system in the next decade?" -Posted 02/22/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you regret most in life?" -Posted 01/22/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will your legacy be?" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is your greatest weakness?" -Posted 10/16/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend I am an 80 year old woman with CHF and kidney failure who is refusing dialysis. What would you do?" -Posted 10/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Define humanism" -Posted 03/23/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"very application specific" -Posted 02/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very detailed questions about my secondary essays." -Posted 01/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather ABC or XYZ. Why?" -Posted 11/07/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Define humanism." -Posted 11/01/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about America to make it a better place, what would it be?" -Posted 10/27/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do during your third year? " -Posted 09/30/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" -Posted 02/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 12/22/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why duke? Do you have any concerns about Duke? Do you have any concerns about pursuing medicine/surgery? What do you do for fun? Describe your perfect classmate. Any questions for me?" -Posted 12/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any good Books lately?" -Posted 11/25/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want me to represent you to the admissions committee? What will make them say "we need to accept this applicant"?" -Posted 11/21/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Free time?" -Posted 04/09/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" -Posted 04/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about my research" -Posted 04/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"given the current problems with the health care system, what would you do in your community?" -Posted 03/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duke? (Both interviews)" -Posted 03/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why duke? " -Posted 03/01/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had an hour to do anything?" -Posted 01/09/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about med students being tested for drugs?" -Posted 12/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many questions asked about your essays from the secondary. Be prepared to discuss each in detail." -Posted 12/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Med?" -Posted 12/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was an ethical dilemma someone you know had? " -Posted 11/20/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"We started to talk about food sometime during the interview, so he asked, do you cook? " -Posted 06/22/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the ethical dilemma I wrote about in my secondary application" -Posted 03/26/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewer - The standards: Tell me about yourself, What research (and community service) have you done? Why Duke? What initially drew you to medicine? Where do you see yourself in 15 years? " -Posted 02/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest thing about becoming a physician?" -Posted 02/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to research during your third year? " -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this research project listed (my least involved :-/), and why it interested you. Then, why I didn't stay too long (8 months), if I had genuine interest." -Posted 01/18/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to become a doctor?" -Posted 01/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I go back and tell the admissions committee is so unique about you that we just have to accept you?" -Posted 01/06/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your ugrad research." -Posted 01/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See most difficult..." -Posted 12/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." -Posted 12/07/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the war in Iraq?" -Posted 12/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just putting this out there: duke says they don't give interviewers your scores, but they do. my faculty interviewer specifically commented on my mcat score. i got the feeling that they have just recently instated the no-scores interviewing policy and haven't gotten around to telling the interviewers about it, lol." -Posted 11/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved your essay on ____ (moral/ethical dilemma). Can you describe in more detail how you dealt with the situation?" -Posted 03/08/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" -Posted 02/17/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Duke?" -Posted 02/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why hasn't your research been published yet? (after talking about what my research was about)" -Posted 02/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from doing research? (not specifically, but about research in general)" -Posted 01/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your international hospital experiences you listed here." -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why graduate school and then medical school? (I am finishing a masters before medical school)" -Posted 01/21/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your most memorable service experience and what did you learn about yourself? what are you looking foward to in medical school?" -Posted 01/11/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Abuse of narcotics and alcohol is a big problem in medicine, why do you think doctors abuse these things?" -Posted 12/21/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could talk to anyone living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?" -Posted 12/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duke? What do you do in your free time? " -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your college" -Posted 12/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" -Posted 11/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what interests you about duke?" -Posted 11/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is your school?" -Posted 11/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you reconcile poverty and healthcare?" -Posted 10/23/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work at the soup kitchen." -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"dinner with anyone in history" -Posted 04/03/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower?" -Posted 02/18/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert AMCAS activity). (This was repeated frequently)" -Posted 02/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dyou want to be a doctor, etc." -Posted 02/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just the normal questions about my application" -Posted 01/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you choose whether or not to give a drug to a patient that asked for it by name, but where there wasn't a solid evidence base for its use?" -Posted 01/26/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you be doing in 15yrs? Why MD and not public health, nurse, etc." -Posted 01/25/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work in <specific to my background>." -Posted 01/23/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do third year?" -Posted 01/20/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself..." -Posted 01/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the curriculum?" -Posted 01/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience tutoring?" -Posted 12/21/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell the admissions committee about you that I may not have discovered during this interview?" -Posted 12/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duke? Why medicine? " -Posted 12/13/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what can the duke curriculum do for you?" -Posted 11/30/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Med school is a challenging time personally....What is your support system like at school right now?" -Posted 11/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duke? Why med?" -Posted 11/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically all stuff stemming from my application." -Posted 11/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: How do you think your interest in philosophy is relevant to medicine?" -Posted 11/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research you've done." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Know about their 3rd year structure and what aspects of this design will facilitate your success. You will have to discuss this at some point." -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the first year of an intensive science curriculum as a non-science student?" -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Oh I see X on your application--tell me about that." -Posted 10/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Beta Interviewer asked: why medicine.... what is the biggest challenge facing healthcare....what do you suggest as solution .. tell me about family, siblings etc .. any questions for me" -Posted 10/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

""If you've been given a magic wand to fix any problem in the world, what would you do?"" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The always dreaded "So, tell me about yourself" - how do you answer this?!" -Posted 10/22/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"describe the role of the catalytic triad in serine proteases... just kidding... why medicine?" -Posted 10/13/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"questions specific to my research " -Posted 10/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking forward to most in medical school" -Posted 06/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Just specifics about my app." -Posted 03/30/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"[question specific to my file]" -Posted 01/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The two questions mentioned above under the difficult and interesting prompts." -Posted 01/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"biggest weakness?" -Posted 01/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your least fulfilling class?" -Posted 12/26/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

""What would you do to redo your college experience?"" -Posted 12/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Medicine/Duke Specific: Why Duke? Why medicine? What do you plan to do in the third year? What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a doctor? " -Posted 12/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready for the curriculum we have?" -Posted 12/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. " -Posted 11/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What fields of medicine are you interested in? (2x)" -Posted 10/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duke?" -Posted 10/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on telling young kids that they have a terminal illness?" -Posted 09/26/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current Iraqi situation? " -Posted 03/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your biggest regret about college?" -Posted 03/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Dr. X and your research with him?" -Posted 02/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to become a doctor?" -Posted 02/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you deal with a bleeding HIV + person whom you were trying to help in a car wreck once you realize you cut your hand also" -Posted 02/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"above" -Posted 02/04/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" -Posted 01/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare yourself for a career as a physician?" -Posted 01/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing I would change if I could go back and do it all over again?" -Posted 12/03/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why duke" -Posted 11/20/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were straight from my app -- so i don' think they will be helpful to others who are preparing." -Posted 11/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your friend describe you?" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the usual about me, my application, and my research." -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read any good books lately? " -Posted 11/04/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The token "Why Duke?" and "What would you do at Duke during your third year?"" -Posted 10/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with the third year at Duke? MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOME IDEA - everyone in my group was asked this" -Posted 10/22/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you spend your free time?" -Posted 10/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked pretty much about everyting in my supplemental application." -Posted 10/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you taking biochem?" -Posted 10/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 05/29/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are some of your role models, and how have they influenced your decision to go into medicine?" -Posted 03/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Multiple mini interview" -Posted 07/17/2015 | More from this Member | Report Response

"mmi" -Posted 10/27/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Secret MMI" -Posted 03/08/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"MAKE THAT OUT OF THIS" -Posted 12/03/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your friends for me" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The situational questions about hypothetical patients" -Posted 10/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Define humanism" -Posted 03/23/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever been a patient yourself" -Posted 02/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had your ethical dilemma to do over again, what would you do differently?" -Posted 10/27/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Which character in a book most represents you? " -Posted 09/30/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational interview" -Posted 02/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you have stood up for yourself, and faced consequences for doing so." -Posted 02/17/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...led to a lot of interesting sub-questions." -Posted 01/30/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you would make your patients want to see you and no one else?" -Posted 01/26/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an ethical person? How, why?" -Posted 12/22/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Did you like "Complications" or "Better" better, and why? (after the book question)" -Posted 12/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done that you are most proud of, and why are you so proud of that?" -Posted 11/25/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you know you were a compassionate human being? Who fostered those traits in you? What experiences have you had that show your humanism?" -Posted 11/21/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had all of the time and money required to solve one global issue, only one, which would it be, why did you choose that one, and how would you do it?" -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"with all the insurance company controlling you, why you still want to go into medical schools?" -Posted 04/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you keep on your bedside table?" -Posted 03/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about how I would react to another student who refused to plug an artery without gloves for an HIV+ patient." -Posted 03/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you really could not be of help to a person? Desribe that experience." -Posted 03/01/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your friends. If you could be more like any one of them, which would you choose?" -Posted 01/09/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If your sick grandfather (no else can be done medically) wants to help him die, what would you do?" -Posted 12/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with any three people in history, whom would you pick and where would you go to eat?" -Posted 12/08/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A situational question about breaking cultural barriers in health to allow males or females (who would otherwise be forbidden to treat them) to give healthcare." -Posted 12/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a risk taker? If so, describe a time you took a risk and what was the outcome?" -Posted 11/28/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had one hour to do anything you wanted to do, what would you choose to do?" -Posted 11/20/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to spend your third year?" -Posted 11/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to eliminate one negative aspect of American society (e.g. any -isms) what would it be and why. " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The most difficult question was also the most interesting." -Posted 06/22/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I read nonfiction novels and how many I have read?" -Posted 03/26/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could eliminate one thing in this country, what would it be? Put yourself in the shoes of the admissions committee... how would you construct a med school class?" -Posted 02/14/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. I liked the fact that my student interviewer had actually read my secondary essays and asked me to talk about the experiences that I discussed." -Posted 02/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine that you're a board certified physician and you've been asked to make a presentation about medicine to a kindergarten class. What do you teach/present to them?" -Posted 02/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to do research during your career or work in academia (as opposed to practicing clinically)?" -Posted 02/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in med school and in your medical career?" -Posted 01/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The debates on stem cell research and euthanasia have been going on for some time, which do you think is more relevant to medicine? Why? What is your stance, and why?" -Posted 01/18/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"questions related to my life experience, asked by the faculty member" -Posted 01/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself if you could?" -Posted 01/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-traditional student with a family, what mechanisms would you use to help make the adjustment go smoothly?" -Posted 12/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What fictional character has inspired you most?" -Posted 12/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"suppose you are a 3rd/4th year med student and the resident on call or attending is WAY stressed out. a patient's just died and the resident/attending is just too uptight and stressed to handle delivering the news to the family and begs you to do it for him/her. (Recall that it's technically unethical for you to deliver the news to the family.) What do you tell your resident/attending?" -Posted 12/07/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the war in Iraq?" -Posted 12/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"some scary stuff with the faculty interview: pretend we're best friends and you just really hurt me. what would you do to apologize?" -Posted 11/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the British or American medical system is better?" -Posted 11/15/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the ''good'' premed. Describe the ''bad'' premed." -Posted 11/13/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Your patient has extremely high blood pressure, but he refuses to take his medication because of its side effects (sexual dysfunction). What do you do?" -Posted 03/08/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" -Posted 02/17/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond if you were a residency director and one of the applicants to your program stated that she was planning to become pregnant and start a family soon?" -Posted 02/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a question, a "role-playing". My interviewer was the vice dean of admin. He pretended to be my uncle who thinks women should stay home and pop out babies, and asked me what I would do in that situation." -Posted 02/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why?" -Posted 01/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important trait in a doctor?" -Posted 01/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one characteristic that you is most important for a physician to have?" -Posted 01/21/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a nice thing you've done for someone recently?" -Posted 01/11/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing extremely interesting. " -Posted 12/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my most significant relationship, both non-academic and academically." -Posted 12/21/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You're in a group project and you hadn't lived up to your responsibilities (be it because of personal problems or the like), and the group has decided to let you go. They have announced to you their decision to let go. What do you say to them? " -Posted 12/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your family influenced you in a way that will make you a good doctor?" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"friend says they have aids, what do you say back" -Posted 12/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A man comes in with a sprained ankle, but you find a life-threatening blood clot. He doesnt believe you, and won't accept your suggested treatment. What do you do?" -Posted 11/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" -Posted 11/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"suppose as an attending physician, you get a call from a resident late at night about a difficult case where the patient is uncooperative and combative? what course of action would you take and why?" -Posted 11/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the most influencial person in you decision to get into medicine?" -Posted 11/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle working for an incompetent boss?" -Posted 10/23/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Since Duke has a very unique curriculum, do you think you can handle the first year?" -Posted 10/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend like you are a doctor and you go into your patient's room and see that they are morbidly obese. What would you do?" -Posted 10/18/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have any stories been written about you in the school newspaper?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"dinner with anyone in history...who?" -Posted 04/03/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you tend to play a leadership role or a follower role?" -Posted 02/18/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about stem cell research?" -Posted 02/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very many questions, more conversational " -Posted 02/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. She just wanted to know about my activities and why I was interested in medicine." -Posted 02/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just the normal questions about my app" -Posted 01/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities does a physician need that can't be taught?" -Posted 01/26/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were President Bush for a day, what law would I pass?" -Posted 01/25/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the Dean of the med school, what one thing would you ensure the students knew when they graduated from DukeMed? " -Posted 01/20/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were interviewing me (the interviewer), what would you ask?" -Posted 01/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting" -Posted 01/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what it is like to be sick?" -Posted 01/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were made the dean of the school, what would you change/have the students know?" -Posted 12/21/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Two questions stand out: what was the latest book that you've read and if you can't become a physician what would you choose as an alternative career?" -Posted 12/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle breaking patient confidentiality?" -Posted 12/13/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting . . ." -Posted 11/30/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were a genie and gave you one wish, what is the one thing you would change about the world?" -Posted 11/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your friends say about you going into medicine?" -Posted 11/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" -Posted 11/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you speak to anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?" -Posted 11/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the role of religion in medicine (religion was all over my appliction)" -Posted 11/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about embryonic stem cell research?" -Posted 11/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your interest in philosophy is relevant to medicine? This totally caught me off gaurd. I got through it ok but nowhere near as well as I would have had I thought about it ahead of time. I have so many ideas its hard to organize them into a concise answer of the top of my head. It made for great conversation though." -Posted 11/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you and I are writing a play about a doctor who comes to a town. Who is the doctor, what is the plot, and who is the audience?" -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything here that I wouldn't have expected." -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have a background that is non-science. Those we accept at Duke are to be leaders in their field or on the cutting edge of research - have you considered that?" -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a single interesting question." -Posted 10/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None ... all standard questions .... " -Posted 10/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

""If, in fifteen years, you have a car accident with a driver who is HIV-positive, and he is beaten up but you're conscious and able to help him, would you?"" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What does the term "cultural competency" mean to you? (related to info on my amcas app)" -Posted 10/22/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how to cope with a confidentiality issue if/when i thought i needed to spill the beans to someone" -Posted 10/13/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to break confidentiality, how would you do it" -Posted 10/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The beta interview: How do your strong interests in music play relate - if at all - to your desire to be a physician?" -Posted 06/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Was never really asked a discrete question... more just asked to talk about myself, etc." -Posted 06/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was interesting" -Posted 03/30/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None" -Posted 02/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers asked questions related to my application and my personality. Format was more conversational than other schools." -Posted 02/11/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"i don't like to reveal specific ques. just be prepared to answer some ethical q's. be honest." -Posted 01/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are prescription drugs so expensive in the US? Propose a solution." -Posted 01/16/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You are writing a play called "The Best Physician." The cast includes the patient and the physician. Describe the play and the audience's reaction." -Posted 01/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much" -Posted 01/14/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" -Posted 01/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When you have spare time, what kinds of books do you like to read?" -Posted 12/26/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a wahoo? (my school is UVA)" -Posted 12/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So, estrogen is made in males or not?" -Posted 12/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a chance to interview any one person, living or dead, who would it be? What would you ask them? " -Posted 11/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a classmate you admire and why." -Posted 10/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some difficulties facing physicians today? When you read the newspaper, what section do you read first and why?" -Posted 10/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on telling young kids that they have a terminal illness?" -Posted 09/26/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do doctors deal with malpractice?" -Posted 03/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a health care personnel would you want to be vaccinized against smallpox?" -Posted 03/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you have done if you were the surgeon involved in the botched transplant incident that occurred here last week?" -Posted 03/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you show me what Hanmi is? (It's a position in a martial art I study, so I stood up and demonstrated it in my suit..hehe)" -Posted 02/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If an 8 year old boy came into the hospital and needed medical attention immediately and the mother of the 8 year boy only spoke Spanish and she was frightened once you came out with a big needle, what would you do? " -Posted 02/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding the current Bush/War on Iraq situation, do you think Med professionals (AMA, AAMC) + Physicians should take a stand on the issue - what kind of stand would that be?" -Posted 02/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"not really any. I got zero ethic questions." -Posted 02/04/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to make up a play called "The Perfect Doctor" I had to decide who would be the main character, what the plot would be, and whether the audience would be applaud or boo at the end. " -Posted 01/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were faced with a situation where there was a cultural barrier between me and my patient, how would I try to overcome that barrier?" -Posted 01/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I came upon a car accident and the bleeding victim told me that he was HIV positive and when I went to my trunk to look for my first aid kit (which wasn't there) I cut my hand and had an open wound." -Posted 12/03/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"he showed me a picture of the past class, and asked me what did i notice about the picture that is different from say a med school class from 1970" -Posted 11/20/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none of them were particularly interesting. " -Posted 11/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a school good?" -Posted 11/16/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge for physician today?" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If we made international medicine a requirement, where would you go to study?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole interview process was very conversational. mostly "tell me about yourself and how you got here." and "why duke?"" -Posted 11/04/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills from teaching difficult to reach children will be helpful to you as a physician? " -Posted 10/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Define "diversity" - why is diversity important in medicine?" -Posted 10/22/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the worst part of being a physician?" -Posted 10/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do during your third year of medical school here? " -Posted 10/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what's the best non-science class you've taken?" -Posted 10/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"my student interviewer asked me questions about my job teaching that I had for the past couple of years" -Posted 07/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was mostly asked about my research experience" -Posted 07/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best non-science class you took?" -Posted 05/29/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I had a string of questions about the geography of Southeast Asia/Africa, but I gather that's not normal. Like, what's the capital of Australia, and who's the President of South Africa?" -Posted 03/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Phenomenal clinical training, great supportive culture, and really close-knit student community. Smaller class sizes are a huge plus, and ability to do one year of research/dual degree makes us really competitive for residencies. Most people graduate with multiple publications, step 1 >>240, and get their first choice in residency." -Posted 02/21/2017 | Report Response

"- Done with pre-clinical courses in one year, and these courses are graded pass fail without internal ranking. Our Step 1 average is in the 250s -- you don't need a full two years of pre-clinicals to do well on Step 1. Being done with clinicals a year earlier means more time to ruminate on specialty choice after having had real-world exposure, this is HUGE. Because of the unique third year, I'm able to participate in a very prestigious research fellowship that will do wonders for my residency applications -- that's something that I would have to take a 5th year anywhere else to do. I'd say our clinical grading is very fair and we are evaluated with the fact that we are 2nd year medical students during our rotations in mind. There's no medical school in the country that will allow you to customize your education to the degree that you can here. Also, the financial aid is fantastic and the sense of community is real." -Posted 01/06/2013 | Report Response

"The incredible supportive environment, the lack of inter/intraclass competition, the REAL collaboration between laboratories, and honestly the amazingly livable Durham, NC location." -Posted 12/06/2012 | Report Response

"Curriculum & Environment" -Posted 12/03/2012 | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Nothing really, coming here was best decision in my life" -Posted 02/21/2017 | Report Response

"The move towards a team-based learning curriculum." -Posted 01/06/2013 | Report Response

"I honestly think it is the best medical school in the country, so nothing." -Posted 12/06/2012 | Report Response

"LOL nothing." -Posted 12/03/2012 | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Durham gets a bad rep, but think about cost of living -- particularly if you will be taking out loans to go to school. $15,000 a year gets you a much higher quality of life here than in NYC." -Posted 01/06/2013 | Report Response

"Duke is a school still on the upward climb. It isn't simply resting on its laurels, though via academic analytics, it definitely could be. Its vibrant clinically and intellectually and I can't think of a better place to train." -Posted 12/06/2012 | Report Response

"RELAXED." -Posted 12/03/2012 | Report Response

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