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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why Duke?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about so and so activity on AMCAS. " Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me about Duke or Durham (Both left quite a bit of time for this and seemed to enjoy talking about Duke. They had very long answers to my questions)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing extremely interesting. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I haven't read your application because I don't want to have any preconceptions, so tell me about yourself with this in mind. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seem happy, love the curriculum, and say they are not stressed and don't work any harder than students at other med schools. Everyone was friendly. The opportunities for research or second degrees durring the third year are amazing. The clinical education also seems to be one of the best. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's really hot and muggy in North Carolina during the summer. Parking is expensive and about .75 miles from the hospital. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't expect Durham to be so Southern, but almost all of the locals have strong Southern accents, and there is country music playing everywhere. Duke has really good financial aid, and the average student debt is approx 25k lower than the average debt at PUBLIC med schools. Duke also gives some full merit scholarships. Another thing- they black out your GPA and MCAT so that your interviewers don't have access to this info. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrive around 8am and take a picture for a name tag. There is no breakfast, so eat before you come. 8:30-9:15 is a welcome from the dean, then a financial aid presentation, then a tour. After the tour you have an early lunch (11am-12pm) followed by two interviews during the 12-3:30 time period. The interviews were very relaxed, and I wasn't asked any ethical questions during my beta interview. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

RDU

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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