2 out of 10
6 out of 10
3 out of 10
At the school
"What would you like to research during your third year? "
"Would you like to do research or work in academia later on in your career (as opposed to seeing patients)?"
"Tell me why you chose your undergrad major."
"Do you want to do research during your career or work in academia (as opposed to practicing clinically)?"
"What topic would you like to do your third year research on?"
"Went over possible ethical questions, read SDN interview feedback."
"The schools the other interviewees had attended/are attending."
"The whole school seemed a little snobby."
"They're so focused on research and apparently on their graduates doing research later on. I wish I had known that you do an entire year-long research project (and thesis) but you don't get a dual degree for it."
"The whole experience was not exactly what I was expecting. There was that one guy in the group of applicants who had to stand up, introduce himself to, and shake hands with each applicant as everyone arrived that morning. I was impressed by all the undergrad schools represented - Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, etc - but the other applicants didn't seem as friendly overall as most of the other schools I interviewed at. (Maybe that's not of prime important when judging the school, but they're my prospective classmates...) My first interviewer was older (he's famous partly for a surgery he worked on in the 40's), and I felt like I wasn't talking loud enough for him. One of the first questions out of his mouth was ''What would you like to research during your third year?'' I came up with something, but I don't think it was convincing. I honestly haven't thought that far ahead. He also asked if I wanted to work in academia or do research later on as opposed to seeing patients full time. After those questions, I felt like the rest of the interview was cut a little short. He shook my hand and said, ''Good luck. I'm sure you'll find the right med school for you, whether that be Duke or somewhere else.'' Probably not a good sign. He was really very nice, I just don't think I told him what he wanted to hear. My student interviewer was very nice and we had a pretty relaxed interview. I didn't think the facilities were amazing, but they were nicer than I expected after reading some of the other more negative feedback. Overall, I'm sure Duke has earned it's reputation as an outstanding research school. "
7 out of 10
Out of state
Friends or family
5 out of 10
8 out of 10
7 out of 10