I interviewed at Dukes PA program this week and was not as impressed as I wish I had been. Now obviously you only get to know a program so well on an interview day, but what unimpressive was their facilities and the lack of technology they use to teach their students. Faculty seemed very supportive. Now my question is how much weight does the DUKE name have on a new grads resume when applying to jobs? Another program I've been accepted to has excellent PANCE rates and incredibly new facilites with awesome simulation technology, which might really help my preparation. Both feel like they could be a good fit, but I'm interested to know if the DUKE name will help me find a better job with higher salary.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.