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  • East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Johnson City, TN
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?

60+ 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)?

"(I had two seperate interviews) Give me a brief overview of yourself. What do you think of the war in Iraq? Women in the military? The job of the President? Do you believe in Euthanisia? Should it be legalized? Would you give a letal dose to a terminally ill patient? How will you pay for school? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about something that is not in your application. How do you think your MPH will help you. How do you think you can use your MPH in your practice? What do you do to relax? Hobbies? What do you do if the patient is noncomplient in listening to your consultation? We also talked current health issues." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you want to practice/What intrests you in medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your MPH can be utilized as a physician? How about a primary care physician?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the situation in Iraq? Do you think women should be in the military? What do you think of people arguing about the way the troops are stationed? Is that traitorous? (BTW I'm a guy)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, meet with the admissions staff two times at ETSU, read the website, and had previous interview experience" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed with the home town feeling and the idea they they really were looking for those that fit in. The students were very friendly and when we went into gross while a class was in session they took the time to talk to us and so did the professors. Also as we toured the hospital the 3rd student was very open and honest with the school. Gave a great image of the level of education done there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not a whole lot. It was pretty much as I expected." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How cool the rural track education was. They have an admissions committee with 40+ people. They end up raking each in these in the committee after the entire application is complete including interview. Then they rank by a number. Then each month they mark a lower number and a higher number. The numbers above the cut off get in and the numbers below are rejected. Rest are put on hold. Most people are placed on hold. Then again its 60 spots and they interview 200." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was shocked at the fact that I did not have ETSU as my top choice and after the interview day it jumped to number one. I felt at home at this school and I really hope I do get accepted. My interviewers were really nice and I ended up talking past the one hour mark both times. I had a great time no matter what. Doug Taylor is completely awesome and is more than happy to answer all the questions that you may have. He will even go out of his way to get you something that you may want. (He found chocolate for one of the other interviewers cause she was nervious..thats cool) I found that they have a strong sense to help you out the best and there is a family atmosphere. Great school but it is mainly for primary care and there is no real "big city" anywhere close. Then again its not in a ultra rural setting either. If you like close knit groups and smaller classes this may be the place for you. If you like big cities, big classes, and you don't like the mountains you may want to look elsewhere." Report Response

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