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7 out of 10
8 out of 10
At the school
"What do you think will be the hardest thing about becoming a physician?"
"What do you teach to a classroom full of kindergarteners?"
"Standard Questions: Do you have any weaknesses? Tell me about them. What do you do for fun? What do you fear about medicine?"
"Imagine that you're a board certified physician and you've been asked to make a presentation about medicine to a kindergarten class. What do you teach/present to them?"
"Tell me about your interactions with the employees at your work (I work in management at a union organized manufacturing plant). The interviewer specifically wanted to know how I dealt with older and sometimes obstinate employees in both positive and negative situations. "
"Read this site and found most of the feedback accurate. Reread my essays. Reviewed life experiences that come in handy for interviews. Read up on hot medicine topics in the media. "
"The positive attitude (laid-back, yet focused) of all of the students. The amount of hands-on and one-on-one training incorporated into the curriculum. The massive expansion of the medical center campus over the past 10 years."
"Not much really. "
"Though I used to live there, I had forgotten that Durham is a much smaller city and things are much closer. I didn't really need to rent a car. "
"Overall, This was a great interview experience. Several other people have commented on this website that Duke goes through a rigorous selection process just to pick who they invite to interview. By the time you've made it to the interview, you've made the academic cut. The 2 interviews seemed to focus on me as a self-aware and self-guided person in an attempt to identify whether or not I would fit well into the team oriented healthcare environment that Duke wants to build. I've also heard that Duke runs an alpha and a beta interview. I didn't personnally feel like I was in that sort of situation, but nearly half of the other interviewees complained that their faculty interviews were only 10 minutes long. My faculty interviewer indicated that she was complete about 10 minutes into the interview, so I started asking open ended questions and using her response as a cue to talk more about myself. I ended up dragging the interview out to about 35 minutes. I think cutting the interview short may have been a scripted attempt to see how the interviewee reacts. My thoughts were that I didn't fly all the way across the country to talk for 10 minutes. I was going to give her a chance to get to know me whether she wanted to talk or not. "
9 out of 10
Out of state
5 out of 10
10 out of 10
8 out of 10
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