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  • East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Johnson City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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 is it about ETSU that makes you want to come here?" Report Response

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

"What are you going to do if you want to have a family in the next few years? How are you going to manage your time and make it work?" Report Response

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

"Can you see yourself doing anything else with your life?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to ruin the next eight years of your life by going to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you handle situations where a patient needs a treatment that is not provided for by their insurance." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I really didn't prepare. I didn't want my answers to sound like they were memorized. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone that I met was very nice. The class sizes there are small so everyone knows everyone else in their class and there is very little competition among classmates. Everyone seems to care about everyone else, including the professors and administrators." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I got lost a few times trying to find the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize that they only admit 60 students per year. When I first heard that I felt like I was wasting my time being there because I knew that they had already accepted at least 60 students. I was later relieved to find out that they actually send out over 100 acceptance letters, but many of those that are accepted decline to attend." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were six of us there to be interviewed. First we all met with the admissions director, then we met with the assistant financial aid director. We were then given a tour of the new facilities by two first year medical students. We then had lunch and were given a tour of the hospital by a fourth year medical student. We then met with our interviewers. We each had two one-on-one interviews. The interviewers were from many different walks of life. Some were fourth year medical students, some were professors at the medical school, and some were community members. One of the community members giving interviews that day was a chemistry professor at a small, nearby college. The other was a Christmas tree farmer. All interviewer opinions count equally toward your evaluation, no matter who they are." Report Response

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