8 out of 10
5 out of 10
9 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about your research."
"Would you like a York peppermint patty? (yes i was really asked this, and i did not decline his offer.)"
"Why did you apply to Duke?"
"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?"
"i was really confused cause i had read all these SDN interview things and everyone says they ask really hard, socially significant questions at duke, but i got really standard ones. no curveballs or anything."
"i read SDN duke interviews and psyched myself up by repeating motivational phrases in front of the mirror."
"really sweet books in the interview waiting room - i esp love liberal propaganda, and that room is full of it! there was even this one admissions book on the table which had a chapter slamming duke's elitist admissions policies."
"durham sucks A LOT."
"some popscicle place down some windy roads and in a shack! it was delicious!"
"basically i chilled with my really goood HS friend (undergrad at duke) for a weekend, and then had this interview which i was terrified about but turned out to be no big deal. then i chilled with my HS friend some more. it was like a vacation from my real life."
7 out of 10
Out of state
Friends or family
10 out of 10
5 out of 10
1 out of 10
2 out of 10