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  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Durham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Who are some of your role models, and how have they influenced your decision to go into medicine?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (despite the fact that I'd written an essay on that for AMCAS...)" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Lots of trivia questions. :(" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Well, I had a string of questions about the geography of Southeast Asia/Africa, but I gather that's not normal. Like, what's the capital of Australia, and who's the President of South Africa?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. I wasn't ready for questions like that, and they threw me for a loop..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback (sadly, no reports on Duke here :( ), read over my application multiple times, asked some friends who interviewed at Duke about their experiences, and went over some medical ethics sites on the internet." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really friendly. The facilities were amazing - especially the classroom! Other teaching facilities were decent - nothing too spectacular. And the med school is on the undergrad campus, so you get those benefits." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wasn't too happy with the questions I got asked by the one interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had stayed with a student host, or even closer to campus. It's hard to get around Durham without a car - I waited about a half hour for a cab everytime I had to go somewhere." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interviewer was very nice. No really hard questions from her... But the faculty interviewer asked a sring of trivia like questions, ranging from wanting me to describe a free radical mechanism to the geography questions. I was one of the only people on my interview day that got those questions, though, so I think that was more bad luck than anything." Report Response

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