2 out of 10
9 out of 10
At the school
"What can I tell the admissions committee about you that I may not have discovered during this interview?"
"Why are you interested in Duke Med school in particular?"
"How do you deal with a non-cooperative patient?"
"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?"
"Name three weaknesses that you have that cannot be turned into strengths."
"I went to the Duke Med website and printed a lot of info about the school. I also reviewed my AMCAS application."
"Every single person I met was in love with the school and throughly enjoying med school at Duke (yes, apparently that is possible). There was so much energy among both the students and the faculty."
"Nothing- the interviews were very casual, everyone I interacted with was incredibly friendly and approachable, and the school itself was great. The only negative thing was that some of my fellow interviewees were pretty cocky."
"I wish this hadn't been my first interview because now I'm going to compare all schools to Duke and I have a feeling they will all look bad"
"It was totally laid back. The interviews were in the afternoon. My first was with a student who was totally familar with my AMCAS app, my Duke supplemental, and my letters of recommendation. My second interview was with a physician on the faculty and he hadn't looked at anything. He didn't know what school I attended or what major I was or anything. In the morning we had the financial aid lecture and a meeting with the assistant dean and things and then a great lunch with a second year student. I would recommend staying with a student host. Stupid United airlines lost my luggage until 2:30 am the day of my interview and my sweet host offered me her suit to wear. She showed me around the town, told me all about how much she loved Duke, and was really friendly and informative. All in all, this seems like a med school which offers a fantastic education and where the students are respected and really enjoy their four years of study."