7 out of 10
At the school
"Who are some of your role models, and how have they influenced your decision to go into medicine?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (despite the fact that I'd written an essay on that for AMCAS...)"
"Lots of trivia questions. :("
"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?"
"See above. I wasn't ready for questions like that, and they threw me for a loop..."
"Read interview feedback (sadly, no reports on Duke here :( ), read over my application multiple times, asked some friends who interviewed at Duke about their experiences, and went over some medical ethics sites on the internet."
"The students were really friendly. The facilities were amazing - especially the classroom! Other teaching facilities were decent - nothing too spectacular. And the med school is on the undergrad campus, so you get those benefits."
"I wasn't too happy with the questions I got asked by the one interviewer."
"I wish I had stayed with a student host, or even closer to campus. It's hard to get around Durham without a car - I waited about a half hour for a cab everytime I had to go somewhere."
"Student interviewer was very nice. No really hard questions from her... But the faculty interviewer asked a sring of trivia like questions, ranging from wanting me to describe a free radical mechanism to the geography questions. I was one of the only people on my interview day that got those questions, though, so I think that was more bad luck than anything."