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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What do you think you might do during your 3rd year here?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe the ''good'' premed. Describe the ''bad'' premed." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe some (college) friends of yours, as well as what you have learned from them that has prepared you for a career in medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, reread primary & secondary apps, rounded w/ the transplant surgery team on Sat and Sun, talked to many 2nd & 4th yr students, read up on bioethics (Univ of Washington website, 'Social Medicine Reader'), read parts of 1993 Health Care Finance Book (put out by the NY Times)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students are normal folks w/ great senses of humor; relatively new Global Health dept; proximity of the hospitals and research buildings to the remainder of the Duke community; financial aid" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"students pretty much left alone to take the USMLE Step 1 during the beginning of the 3rd yr...even that was a stretch for me to call it a ''negative'' - solid Duke students rock out on boards anyway" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that i wasn't gonna be asked any ethics questions (i was super-prepared for all sorts of nightmarish scenarios)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"there were 7 of us interviewing. if you make it this far, grades/MCAT are no longer an issue (they block out those elements of your application for the interviewers). 8:30 - 9:15 meeting w/ associate dean; 9:15 - 9:45 meeting w/ financial aid; 10 - 11 medical center tour; 11 - 12 lunch w/ students; 12 interview #1 (student); 12:30 interview #2 (faculty); 1 p.m. DONE!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

RDU

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2006

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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