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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?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"what was your most memorable service experience and what did you learn about yourself? what are you looking foward to in medical school?" Report Response

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

"why duke? how did you like {insert a course in undergrad)? what do you know about health care? how can we change it?" Report Response

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

"explain research. if you were a dean of a medical school what would you want your students to leave knowing non-science and how would you ensure that they knew what you wanted them to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what is a nice thing you've done for someone recently?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"with the war in Iraq, many organizations give their opinion on whether we should be there or not. Do you think the AMA, and other medical organizations have a right to also give their opinion about the war?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my AMCAS app and secondary, read up on news and healthcare, made sure I knew my research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Duke is Duke. Its amazing like everyone says, when you're considering the facilities. loved the fact that all the lectures were on video so you could chose to go to class everyday if you wanted. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I know I come from a small unknown school and I am not the smartest in the pack of applicants, but the interviewers made me feel like I wasn't even supposed to be there. Duke just wasn't as inviting as the other schools I have been at. It made me re-evaluate whether Duke would be on the top of my list or not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I would have been asked a question on Iraq." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived early and gave myself a tour while waiting for my host to get out of class. Go look at the gardens on campus, they were beautiful! My host was great. She took me out to a bar they always go to (just to get dinner not drink of course) and I got to meet many of the first year med students, which was fun. my interview day started out very early. the dean of admissions is so awesome, lunch was great. I wasn't as impressed by the tour. We did not see much of Duke.The interview process was stressful because my interviewer was stuck up in OR, so they had to quickly find someone else to interview me who had never seen my file. and her questions were difficult. my second interview was fine, just seemed rushed. there was a lot of waiting between interviews. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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