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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?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Med school is a challenging time personally....What is your support system like at school right now?" Report Response

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

"How would you treat a patient who came in demanding certain prescription drugs?" Report Response

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

"Which member of your family has had the most influence on you???" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I were a genie and gave you one wish, what is the one thing you would change about the world?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would I do if a patient did NOT want me to treat them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application, Duke website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is beautiful and very well-advanced in terms of technology....even the admissions office waiting area had a computer for us to use and also a flat screen monitor on a wall that had all this stuff about the admissions process! Students seemed to be really happy, and the cost of living is extremely low compared to other cities in the South. It was also kind of relieving to know that the 1st year spans 11 months so it's not like they're cramming all the material they give first-years into the more traditional 9 or 10 months. And of course, the third year option is awesome and the finaid presentation was the most informative of any school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Durham is not exactly a great city...I would be willing to overlook it to come to Duke but it would be an adjustment." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Call the shuttle company first thing when you arrive at RDU, or even before....I ended up shelling out 40$ for a cab ride :P" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"VERY VERY well-organized day and pretty pleasant. I felt like both my interviews combined personal and ethical questions, but there were other applicants there who said they saw a distinction in their interviews, so I guess the alpha/beta thing is hit or miss depending on which interviewers you receive. But nevertheless awesome school....I hate being attached to schools that have like a 3 percent chance of taking me!!!!!!" Report Response

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