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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"What do you think will be the hardest thing about becoming a physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you teach to a classroom full of kindergarteners?" Report Response

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

"Standard Questions: Do you have any weaknesses? Tell me about them. What do you do for fun? What do you fear about medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine that you're a board certified physician and you've been asked to make a presentation about medicine to a kindergarten class. What do you teach/present to them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about your interactions with the employees at your work (I work in management at a union organized manufacturing plant). The interviewer specifically wanted to know how I dealt with older and sometimes obstinate employees in both positive and negative situations. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site and found most of the feedback accurate. Reread my essays. Reviewed life experiences that come in handy for interviews. Read up on hot medicine topics in the media. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The positive attitude (laid-back, yet focused) of all of the students. The amount of hands-on and one-on-one training incorporated into the curriculum. The massive expansion of the medical center campus over the past 10 years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much really. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Though I used to live there, I had forgotten that Durham is a much smaller city and things are much closer. I didn't really need to rent a car. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, This was a great interview experience. Several other people have commented on this website that Duke goes through a rigorous selection process just to pick who they invite to interview. By the time you've made it to the interview, you've made the academic cut. The 2 interviews seemed to focus on me as a self-aware and self-guided person in an attempt to identify whether or not I would fit well into the team oriented healthcare environment that Duke wants to build. I've also heard that Duke runs an alpha and a beta interview. I didn't personnally feel like I was in that sort of situation, but nearly half of the other interviewees complained that their faculty interviews were only 10 minutes long. My faculty interviewer indicated that she was complete about 10 minutes into the interview, so I started asking open ended questions and using her response as a cue to talk more about myself. I ended up dragging the interview out to about 35 minutes. I think cutting the interview short may have been a scripted attempt to see how the interviewee reacts. My thoughts were that I didn't fly all the way across the country to talk for 10 minutes. I was going to give her a chance to get to know me whether she wanted to talk or not. " 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?

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?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


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?

10 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?

6 out of 10

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