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  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Durham
The Basics

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

93519

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

8 out of 10

What do you like most?

"- Done with pre-clinical courses in one year, and these courses are graded pass fail without internal ranking. Our Step 1 average is in the 250s -- you don't need a full two years of pre-clinicals to do well on Step 1. Being done with clinicals a year earlier means more time to ruminate on specialty choice after having had real-world exposure, this is HUGE. Because of the unique third year, I'm able to participate in a very prestigious research fellowship that will do wonders for my residency applications -- that's something that I would have to take a 5th year anywhere else to do. I'd say our clinical grading is very fair and we are evaluated with the fact that we are 2nd year medical students during our rotations in mind. There's no medical school in the country that will allow you to customize your education to the degree that you can here. Also, the financial aid is fantastic and the sense of community is real." Report Response

What do you like least?

"The move towards a team-based learning curriculum." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

8 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

10 out of 10

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

No Response

What are rotations like?

"1" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Durham gets a bad rep, but think about cost of living -- particularly if you will be taking out loans to go to school. $15,000 a year gets you a much higher quality of life here than in NYC." Report Response

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