3 out of 10
5 out of 10
At the school
"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."
"Know your motivations for medicine, what specialty you would choose if you had to that today."
"Be ready to discuss ethical situations. Not in the form of "are you pro-choice?", but speak about resource allocation, and what you would do to fix the healthcare system, etc."
"I can't think of anything here that I wouldn't have expected."
"Toss-up..."If you had your undergrad to do over again what would you do different?" or "How would you allocate resources between X and Y diseases?" or "Is there anything you would like to add?""
"SDN postings, re-read application."
"School's resources, 3rd year set-up, current students, admissions staff, future opportunities."
"Students seemed a little bit stressed. Most said that they didn't work as hard as they did in undergrad, but I find it hard to believe."
"Interviews are not as difficult as I thought they would be!"
"This was my first interview experience so I wasn't sure what to expect. Duke conducted it's interviews in a very conversational manner. The alpha interview was done by a student and the beta by a faculty member. They were extremely professional and seemed well trained at interviewing and controlling the flow of questions. In my opinion, the alpha was easier as it focused on my academic interests and what direction I would take my education at Duke. The beta interview had a distinct flow...1)area of interest from my application, 2)simple related ethical question, 3)elaboration on ethical situation, 4)transition to area of interest from my application related to something I mentioned in my previous answer, 5)repeat. I felt the people at Duke honestly wanted to get to know me. If I get in, I would love to go."