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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?" Report Response

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

"What medical experience do you have?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the most important characteristic for a doctor to have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in med school and in your medical career?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think your relationship with your parents will influence your bedside manner?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my secondary appl" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff was very friendly and helpful. There were med school students coming in and out of the office all day (to get free drinks and to talk to us). The associate dean gave us a very thorough explanation of the unique curriculum and the history and reasoning behind it. She was very well spoken, and I like their curriculum better now that I understand more about it. Our tour guide was very bubbly and fun, and she was very honest and open." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the facilities - like the CLF or something like that - weren't impressive. The hospital itself is very nice, but the CLF's are small rooms in the older part of the clinic where they do small group work and look at microscope slides and such." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My first interviewer was more interested in recruiting me than hearing what I had to say - he even drew me a little map of the campus and insisted I go look around and check out the basketball arena! The second interviewer was a 3rd year med school student who had all his questions prepared (typed out on his computer) before I got there. He made sure he asked me all his questions before I was able to ask him questions and make it more conversational." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Length of day was good. I had an hour and a half b/t my interviews; there are magazines/TV in the waiting room. Take a tour of your own to see the undergrad campus a little more if you have time. Overall, it was a positive experience - I left liking Duke more than I did when I came, mostly b/c of the people I talked to today." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?


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?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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