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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"Why Duke? Why med?" Report Response

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

"What makes you different from someone coming straight from college?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the third year is like? What's the purpose of it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do your friends say about you going into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"a question about a reserach project i did for like 3 months a loooong time ago... and I wasn't asked about the research I've done for a long period of time (and which is way more interesting)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read duke website, sdn, my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The first year lecture hall is amazing! It's so comfy and even has little speakers at every desk. The lectures are videotapes and available online. The students were pretty nice. I remember some SDNers saying the students seemed elitest... I didn't get this feeling." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"When they told us the avg MCAT was 36 and avg gpa was 3.8, I was tempted to walk out :) I have no idea how I got an interview at Duke..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I didn't know I was supposed to pre-arrange a shuttle pick up from the airport. So I spent a while looking for a bus to take me to Duke. The shuttle is $25. Otherwise you have to take a cab and that is $31 or $35 or something. Luckily my host came and picked me up after I had been wandering outside the airport for a while :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was a little stressed out. Duke is an awesome school and I wasn't sure what to expect. The interview questions were't that hard... although it did take me a second to think of answers. They never asked me why my grades were so bad or about all those C's in Orgo. I guess they assume if you received an interivew, your smart and have decent volunteer activites. Overall, I really liked Duke. They really tried to make the day go as smoothly as possible. I would love to go there!" Report Response

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