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  • East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Johnson City
Individual Feedback 4 85 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 75
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.95 84

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.85 67

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 61

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 5
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 10
45 minutes 15
50 minutes 7
55 minutes 4
60+ minutes 42

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 85
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 85
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 22
Closed file 62

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.94 85

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

"Why Quillen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you came to apply to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a father and husband, how will (do) you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that scares about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a big health issue today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the greatest problems we are facing in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that scares you about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question all basically summed up in, "What will you do as a physician if the advice/treatment plan you give to a patient is not accepted or implemented?" That is, if you were to tell him to stop drinking and smoking, get more exercise, etc., and next time you see him he hasn't done any of it. How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 5 words that describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about preventative medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance the difficulty of medical school with your life outside of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you understand other people's values?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your research experience contribute to your work in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Open file but only partial - no grades/ MCAT) Why ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do physicians have twice the suicide and depression then the general population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem facing healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in Medicine? Tell me about your family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the origin of your hometown's name? (The interviewer had grown up in the same area that I was from, so we talked a little bit about common experiences and places that we knew. There seemed to be a heavy emphasis on making sure that I was connected to TN)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Use 5 adjectives to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your undergrad prepare you for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the pros and cons of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situation; a colleague won't perform a necessary procedure (that you can't perform) because he's afraid he won't get paid. How do you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you make and difficult decision? Have you ever made one that you regret and how did you deal with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is your personal responsibility to other people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"USMLE practice question. If you get one of these questions (multiple choice question with about 8 answers), you won't know how to answer it, so just stay calm and talk about how you are reasoning though it. The interviewer just wants to see how you think through a practice question." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's been to long for me to remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to this point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with conflict among a group of your peers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why X specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the mechanisim of HIV infection and describe specific treatments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of one your activities that demonstrates devotion and commitment." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you done in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See the other SDN interview reports on this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am in my last year of law school, so i had lots of questions on why i wanted to go to med school and how my law degree could help me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: Began with discussion of family history and TN. Jumped into the science, disease questions (see above). What about the immigrants, followed with a little politics, and discussions of the necessity of having a second language. At the end, the interviewer turned and said "I've really enjoyed spending this hour with you and getting to know you. I hope to see you here next Fall." That seemed very kind after the 30 minute science grilling. So, I must have done alright." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest class you had in college and how did you adjust in order to get through it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"(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? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on spirituality in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend ETSU? What draws you to be interested in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an instance in which you overcame adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about ETSU that makes you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe is the biggest difference between your generation and past generations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were 5 other students like you, why should we pick you to go here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? (Both of my interviews started with this question. The rest of the questions were built off of the answer to the one above.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you chose a specialty if you fell in love with more than one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine (physician)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses and how are you addressing it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine (specifically rural medicine, see Quillen mission statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and another doctor have conflicting ideas about how to treat a patient, how would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about the Affordable Care Act" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something you have done that has made an impact." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Quillen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What opportunities do you expect to find at Quillen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you do with open-ended and self-directed learning and provide examples from prior class-work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see in 10 years? What types of medicine do you want to practice (specifically)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does healthcare in the US compare to other first world countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back to a freshman now, and give them some advice about applying to medical school what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ETSU? How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose Quillen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you tell me a little more about ''...'' in your personal statment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some problems with the healthcare system in america?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me all of your volunteer experiences? (I had a bunch.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be toughest/least enjoyable about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [hometown]. Where is it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you best and worst academic experiences? What was your best and worst non-academic experiences in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you least look forward to about medicine? (asked twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with strees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Quillen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think make an individual a good primary care physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's been to long for me to remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine would you practice if you were graduating now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"do you want to go into academic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Mad cow disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you dont get in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What about family medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspired you to choose Quillen College of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you interested in going into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Family Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three things you would look for in a candidate for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions as to what area of medicine i wanted to practice and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 2: Very pleasant, seemed to be entirely conversational after the first couple of questions: What got you interested in medicine? What area of medicine are you interested in? What do you see as being the biggest disadvantage of being a family medicine doc? What do you foresee as being the hardest aspect of medicine? Tell me about this story with your family (from personal statement - the only part of your file they have). We discussed parallels between M.D.s and D.O.s as my interviewer found out that my childhood family physician was a D.O. Discussed the benefits of being a returning student." More from this Member | Report Response

"What area(s) of medicine have you considered going in to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What hobbies have prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a series of tests that a patient needed was not paid for by their insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why QCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you expect your graduate training has prepared you for the rigors of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your interest in Rural care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about yourself you want me to know that is not included in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What instrument do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide an example of failure and how you have or have not grown from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a particular moment when you first considered medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you overcame adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been eye-opening in your experience shadowing and working in a hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is one of your positive role models? Do you have a negative role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get into to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are some of your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your favorite classes? What kind of research have you done? Why your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging situation you have ever encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one peace of advice that you would give to an up and coming pre-med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Life success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So suppose you are the go-to physician in your town. Two patients come in, both of whom are very involved in the community and well-to-do citizens. Both need liver transplants. The only practical difference between the two is that one is an alcoholic. Who gets the liver? What if the alcoholic has been clean for 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your environment affected you in recognizing/ promoting cultural diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about a line in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"A Sihk couple, who believes it is their spiritual duty to conceive a male child, also claim that they can only raise three children (they already have two girls). During the course of the conversation they strongly imply that they will abort an accidentally conceived female fetus. They ask you to help them conceive a boy. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your highschool and college experiences that showed leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your fav. professor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your biggest challenge will be, personally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your greatest accomplishment? What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Quillen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracts you to ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your greatest accomplishment and greatest regret." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you didnt become a doctor, what would be your next choice of profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should ETSU accept you if you are out-of-state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself geographically in the future? Will you go back to the area you were raised in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle being so far away from your family? (I live in AZ)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about your Meth Free Tennessee Act of 2005 involvement/research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? (this took me by surprise...I forgot to mention sports activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was no way that you could do medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you pursue a pre-med track in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialties are you considering and why? What experience do you have to back up your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's been to long for me to remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done that exemplifies perseverance and dedication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of population do you see yourself serving?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats the square root of 565498754? (j/k)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why QCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to pursue medicine as a career path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What hobbies, outside of school, do you enjoy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you juggle pre-med with a non-science major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of doctor do you see yourself as?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you envision your medical school experience to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i also got asked by both interviewers what i would do if i didnt get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the first two years of medical school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ETSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to practice/What intrests you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress and a heavy workload?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses? What are some positive and negative aspects of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you deal with the patient's death in the ER? How did it affect decision to apply to medical school while in undergrad? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you see yourself doing anything else with your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Briefly summarize Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will like the least about practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of podcasts do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue you are passionate about, either in medicine or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel we should approach discrimination?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fill in the blank: Thou shalt not __________ (completely open ended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Finish this sentence: "Thou shalt not ________."" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your shadowing and volunteering experience, have you ever observed a physician do or say something that you didn't agree with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What more do you want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you NOT like about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a disease that particularly interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any good books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the greatest challenge you face as a doctor? What will be the greatest challenge you face as a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything on your record you'd like to explain prior to me looking at your file? What role do you think doctors have in the community? Do we as doctors have other obligations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect medicine to frustrate you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does curiosity lend to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Q3" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of ethical questions - what if patient was not compliant? what if your referring physician rejected your patient? what if your colleague physician stopped sending patients to you? etc... (at the end this interviewer asked me series of questions which took about 30 min total)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 1." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood and family relationships." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Freshman question above" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had 10 of your friends here, what would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the political candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If ten of your friends were in this room, what would they said they liked about you? What would is something you do they would say makes them angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was a fruit what would I be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you do some hiking in the mountains in this area if you attended this school? (A follow-up to what I had previously said about enjoying outdoor activities.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I defend you in front of the committee. What would you like me to make sure they DON'T see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about end of life situation and treatment." More from this Member | Report Response

"::Long description of the really awful parts of medicine:: What makes you think you can handle that? And why would you ever want to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List the pros and cons of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets imagine you are an ill patient at your current point in life, and at the same time you are a doctor (back from the future). Would you let the doctor you treat the ill patient you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the best and worst things that have ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you in a relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with the American health care system if you were queen for the day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is your personal responsibility to other people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A doctor that interviewed me gave me an ethical situation that involved him and his family and asked if I thought that he had done the right thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was asked about my high school activities, which stumped me, being almost 4 years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. What word would your close friends use to describe you? 2. What was the last book you read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Has your family lived in Tennessee long?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to start a nonprofit healthcare organization here? (specific to my interests)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should doctors be trusted as much as they are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't any unusual questions asked, it was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do X specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a racemic mixture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer pulled out a question from a past step one exam and asked me to tell him the answer. It was multiple choice, but there were 10 choices so I crashed and burned. I felt such pressure that I had to read the question several times to comprehend it, but I still didn't know half of the vocabulary. The guy couldn't let it go, though. I struggled over that stupid question for 10 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? If a patient needed a test, but he was unable to pay for it and his insurance company would not cover the cost of the test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose Quillen College of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a boyfriend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were just open conversations where the interviewers tried to learn if you could hold a conversation and look for your motivation to be a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"For me, none were really bizarre or interesting. Then again, I like to talk so I'm used to "interesting" questions, so maybe I didn't notice. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a girlfriend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider to be negligence in the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Johnson City being 97% W.A.S.P.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about memorizing things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back in time and change any one event, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your most difficult life experince?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your MPH can be utilized as a physician? How about a primary care physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about spirituality and medicine and the hardships of being a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a situational/cross-cultural question that was rather strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to walk in someone's shoes for one day who would you pick and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you start clogging?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you overcame adversity." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you believe is the biggest difference between your generation and past generations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Case: An 88 year old Catholic woman is bleading to death. She is not conscious enough to make decisions. Her power of attorney is her daughter who is a Jehovah's witness. The pateient needs a blood transfusion. What she is aked about a blood transfusion, she says that the doctor should consult her daughter. The daughter says that she doesn't want her mother to go to hell. What would you do since the Catholic belief does not prohibit blood transfusions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an accident a while back so they asked me a lot of questions about how that affected my decision to enter medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

""You say you aren't in this for the money. How will you feel about that in your residency when you realize you make about 3$ an hour?"" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you chose a specialty if you fell in love with more than one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is Quillen a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. It was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that worries you about becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I (the interviewer) were to present you before the committee and had to select one factor as most important to your application, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were not accepted to any medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your shadowing and volunteering experience, have you ever observed a physician do or say something that you didn't agree with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the weaknesses in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you NOT like about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were advising President Obama on how to solve obesity, what would your recommendation be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remember exactly how it was asked, but he asked me a question about what I thought was the biggest challenge that medicine was facing with the whole medical reform legislation...not that difficult of a question, but it was the most difficult of the ones that I was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What, in your opinion, would be your greatest challenge as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you done research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current problems in healthcare that interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (Since this was closed file, I didn't know where to start - or if I should say things in my file/not in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering the number of challenges that face medicine, what hope do you have for progress within the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer went rather inquisitorial in insisting that I prove that I was not "suthern" stereotype based on only my state of residence as the rational for this view." More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Q3" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get into XX school and ETSU, which school would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 3." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you at our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really. One of my interviewers asked me what the hardest thing I had to overcome was and those kinds of things are a little personal, so I didn't answer it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of those 10 friends raised their hand and said ".. but .." , what would that "but" be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest strength" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficult. The interview was more of a conversation than an interrogation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the quality of the U.S. health care system compare to that of the health care systems of other countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult...it was more of a conversation with both of my interviewers, so I guess it would be ''Tell me about some current medical issues you have read about''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how the malaria parasite reproduces in the body. (and then later...) Tell me how the HIV virus replicates in the body." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you different than the three other OOS here interviewing today? (ETSU takes about ten OOS so it was an abrupt question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the number one thing that is wrong with healthcare in the United States, and why? Really not a hard question, but there are many issues with our healthcare so I had a hard time choosing one thing to discuss. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor (other than everything you've already said in your essays). Lets just say I was through the first time..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three things that set you apart from all the other medical school appliciants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a practice USMLE Step 1 question and was asked to show how I would reason through it." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. What is the major issue that doctors of your generation will face and how would you go about ameliorating that major issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not social work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are doctors really helping anyone when they simply prolong life a couple of years so that patients can shrivel away in nursing homes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle conflict among a group of your peers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ETSU? What do you think about this headline in the newspaper? " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing very difficult, why did I want to go to this school I suppose" More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions, well, except for one: What if you do not get in this year? What do you do? This was difficult because my only option was to committ suicide, just kidding, but I had never thought about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What do you want me to say about you to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"A USMLE sample question to "see how I attacked it"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest personal accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in my shoes as an interviewer, what would you look for in a prospective student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with potentially having a family and being a doctor at the same time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of HIPAA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important characteristic of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a personal advisor to President Bush, what one thing would you suggest that he propose to the Congress to help problems with the healthcare field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about Mad Cow disease, HIV, and rickets? In case you are curious, rickets is a disease, especially of children, caused by a deficiency in vitamin D that makes the bones become soft and prone to bending and structural change. He wanted to know if I knew that Mad Cow disease was caused by an abnormal transmissible protein (prion) and was related to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. In asking about HIV, he wanted me to know HIV was a retrovirus and wanted me to explain its process of infection and how it spreads as well as suggest some ideas on how to combat it (what sort of drugs to use and what mechanisms those drugs had). My answers were less than acceptable. I asked a lot of questions and was honest when I didn’t know the answer. He acknowledged when I got an answer correct. It was very much a science interview for about half of the hour I was in his office. To note, he was extremely kind and I think he was honestly curious what extent of knowledge I had. He wasn’t trying to be mean. He may have wanted to check for honesty, ability to acknowledge you just don’t know, and to see how flustered you would when put on the spot. I must say, I was broadsided, but I felt that I was able to hold my own and even learn a few things during the process. You better believe I will not forget anything I learned in that 30 minute barrage. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Every year we are bombarded with hundreds of applications for awesome students who want to go to medical school here. Unfortunately, the state only gives us funding for an entering class of 60. Based on your AMCAS, grades, and MCAT score, the admissions committee has recognized you as a competitive candidate for a spot at our school. As your interviewer, my job is to be a liaison between you and the admissions committee to give them more information about you. So let's start with you telling me what is NOT on your AMCAS or secondary that sets you apart from the hundreds of other competitive cadidates we are currently considering." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"all were pretty easy and standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a female, what are some stereotypes that you may have to face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same question" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the current health care crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe your graduate organic research. Keep in mind that I [the interviewer] haven't had organic in 45 years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you shown leadership in your activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do viruses have introns?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None of the questions were "difficult." Just answer honestly and you will do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Do you like truck-stop coffee?" " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read aamc application/secondary, practice common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced answering questions while hiking the local trails in JC." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reading over my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (collected and recorded overall thoughts on questions and practiced with my father), read the school website/MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, online research into ETSU and their rural medicine mission" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researching the school's website and reading on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual - internet research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up practice questions online, read up on current health topics, researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming up with mock answers, reviewing this page and talking with current medical students at Quillen and elsewhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited the campus. Talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over information about the school, read reports on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application and tried my best to catch up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over this site + my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, good breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with hospital staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my AMCAS application, went to bed early and ate a big breakfast!" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, school website, school profiles in USNews and Journal of Academic Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not have enough time to really prepare. Just winged it." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS essay, secondary, school website, the usual..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, ETSU COM catalogue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback and the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ethics websites, mock interviews, talked to former interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback and practiced questions. Printed out all kinds of material from the Quillen website. Made a word page of questions that I wanted answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't specifically prepare for this interview. I had been to several interviews before this and just had some frameworks for answers that I was going to use." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, reviewed AMCAS, studied area" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Primary, Secondary, School Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my AMCAS and supplemental application, got a good night's sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, personal statement, secondaries, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my amcas and secondary, talked to professors and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, healthcare policy book, looked over primary and secondary, ethics website" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, School Web Page, SDN, Mock Interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, read over essays, read exerpts from my medical ethics book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS, school website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school website and catalog, refreshed myself with current health topics " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, essays I've written, school literature." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS and my secondary application. Looked at the schools website and read interview feedbacks on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"secondary app, interview feedback for school, looking up possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, MSAR, read over my primary and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the ETSU catalog and website, asked others that had interviewed at ETSU for advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched school's site, health politics, scoped out the area at a local restaurant, amcas app, my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax, slept good, and wore my best-looking ensemble because if you look good (even if it is your personal opinion) you will generally feel good. That and I looked foward to getting drunk after the interview (just kidding)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I drove to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, SDN feedback, looked over AMCAS. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read some articles on medicine, got some sleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, viewbook, relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"read AMCAS and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read amcas app, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedbacks, studied the schools website, MISSION STATEMENT, and i picked up a lot from the students on the tour. Basically i repeated everything the students said to us during the tour! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read the website, and made questions to ask. Had a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on studentdoctor.net, studied school web page, read medical school guides." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed SDN interview reports, generic interview question lists, and my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interviews with family and a professor; Student Doctor Network; other online lists of potential medical school interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read the website, reread my AMCAS, secondary app, and my personal statement. All the interviewers have is your personal statement, so make sure you can talk about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the ETSU website and here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application, the ETSU website, and interview feedback on student doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"website and sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and ETSU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and ETSU's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over personal statement, visited this site and read other interview experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and practiced with wife, doctor, and advisor." More from this Member | Report Response

"read amcaas and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"looked over my ETSU application, AMCAS application, talked with medical students from ETSU, and website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"I overkilled big time...I went over the questions posted on this site and every other question I could find. I have known for some time that I wanted to go here so I knew alot about the school going in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to friends who had already interviewed there and with friends who were students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other online rescources, and talked to my wife." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, reviewed my AAMCAS application, practiced numerous times with my dad." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didn't prepare. I didn't want my answers to sound like they were memorized. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS application, secondary information, and read up on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site. My AMCAS application. ETSU web page." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of looking at the ETSU website and going over the basic questions; why medicine..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wore the most fabulous Liz Claiborne wool suit I could find, and tried very hard to "zone out" and relax the day before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Love the campus and new facilities they have built" More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall atmosphere was great, the students seemed genuinely happy and low stressed. Every one I got the chance to talk to was so nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so amazing and warm. I really felt welcome and like I belonged. The students all seemed very happy, and we ran into a bunch of students finishing up a presentation on the rural primary care track, and they ran over to give a mini presentation on it for those of us who were interested, even though they had somewhere else to be. There is a small class size, and they are very transparent about their admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The collaborative and supportive culture of the school, students, and faculty. I felt a "family" vibe the whole time I was there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was interested in you and invested in making sure your day was well spent and all questions answered (within reason of course)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful. Everyone I spoke to was very nice and seemed to genuinely enjoy being there. While being interviewed, I could really tell they cared about getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cohesion of the student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"The warmness of everyone, from faculty to students Everyone was so nice and open." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day! I know everyone says it but I was so nervous going in; everyone really tries to make you feel at home. The staff and students around campus and the hospital could not have been more friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody knew my name." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were excellent and every single person I met was incredibly kind and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire experience was incredibly positive. Their facilities are very impressive. The town has really blossomed from where it was before. Last time I was there, there wasn't a whole lot to it, but it has developed A LOT in a very short amount of time. There are lots of good places to live near campus. The area geographically is beautiful, in the mountains, and very close to some skiing resorts. Mr. Doug Taylor is a very good sponsor and advertiser of the school, and the admissions committee is very nice. Overall, I really love this school and can't wait to get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"During our tour, we had an opportunity to communicate with current medical students. I was very much impressed by how open and friendly everyone was to us and to each other. Moreover, the facilities we looked at seemed to be nearly brand new, with lots of new construction going on all around - which was surprising in this economy." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everybody at Quillen was!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were very personable. The conversations were easy. I approached them with a good attitude and treated them just like I was meeting someone new." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the campus was small but also seemed quite large. The facilities were very beautiful and the technology available was pretty impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful campus and nice facilities, active student participation on all med school committees including admissions, plans for future study center, low-stress and happy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office tells you first thing when you arrive that they try to make it a very low stress day, and it is! Everyone was very friendly. A MS1 was walking into the building when I was, and he offered to show me to where I needed to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice campus, almost block-like schedule seems to let you be focused on one subject at a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus-- the facilities are really beautiful, they have a brand spanking new children's hospital, and the area is gorgeous. The students we interacted with were extremely personable as was Doug Taylor, the admissions guy who spoke to us at the beginning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly, tight-knit community. Quillen is definitely not a cutthroat school, and would be a wonderful place to learn and study medicine. Definitely a place conducive for success in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Building & environments were really nice. A lot of affiliated hospitals were pretty nice and new. Students giving us tours were really nice. (Funny story - while we're touring with 4th yrs we were locked inside of New NICU unit... We all survived at the end haha)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy every student appeared and how valued the students and their feedback is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone I met there. I had 3rd and 4th year students introduce themselves to me in lunch line and all over campus. People are genuinely interested in helping their classmates succeed. The area is beautiful and full of outdoor activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful. Everyone in the admissions office is very friendly. They explain the selection process in great detail including when the admissions committee will be meeting again to make final selections." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything i really liked the school, facilities, location, students, faculty, staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small school, very friendly admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so laid back. The assistant dean of admissions was VERY nice and friendly. The interviewers hadn't looked at anything besides my personal statement, so it was a very open and relaxed interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice facilities as far as technology, very enthusiastic students, very nice faculty, better than a 1:1 ratio, very friendly people" More from this Member | Report Response

"The unpretentious, yet professional atmosphere. And the fact that they were truly interested in the applicant as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredibly laid back and friendly atmosphere from both students and faculty. Nice new building. Beautiful surroundings." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was excellent. All of the faculty and staff I met were extremely helpful and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities for students, and the small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are great, the campus is quite pretty, everyone helps and likes each other, they put gunners in their place, really like the rural preceptorship." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything. Campus, location, facilities, but most of all the people. (Students and faculty)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing, and the setting is beautiful. The atmosphere was very welcoming and it seemed like a tight knit community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Technology is amazing! Ranked high in rural health, and fairly high in primary care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The students and faculty really seemed to be happy at the school. The facilities are impressive, and the area is absolutely beautiful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is beautiful, the buildings and technology are up to date, the patient simulators are impressive, and I liked how tight the whole medical school community was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the medical students seemed to love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, students, curriculum, were all superb - much better than I had anticipated. The city of Johnson City seemed large enough to have things to do on weekends, and was located in the most beautiful area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed to really enjoy going to school there and the faculty seemed to be very approachable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very friendly. The facilities are new and in wonderful condition. Opportunity to do rural and international rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are all brand new and the patient simulators are amazing. The campus is beautiful. The cost of living in Johnson City is relativly low." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty/students were VERY friendly -- what an amazing interview experience. mr. taylor was down-to-earth and welcoming. the student interview was almost fun - students have lots of pull in the acceptance process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are top-notch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the area were the prettiest settings for a medical school I saw on the interview trail." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is absolutely stunning, the students are really at an advantage due to the 1:1 faculty:student ratio, and they have more up-to-date technology that the majority of schools I have applied to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"On the tour, we visited the cadaver lab where all the first years were studying for an upcoming anatomy test. Despite being stressed, they were all so happy and having fun at what they were doing. Everyone loved their school, and they were all dying for us to ask questions. Also, the campus is gorgeous. And if you like the outdoors, this is definitely the school to be at. If you visit, you'll probably want to go here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites are amazing and they have state of the art technology such as patient simulators. Small class size. The location is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. the school, the curriculum, the location, the students. most of all the facilities. you will not find a better facility that I know of. beats the 'other' tennessee school hands down. one-to-one class ratio, hospital was top-notch... could go on-and-on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were top notch, everything looked brand new, by far better than any of the 12 other school I applied too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class is small so I'm sure the students get plenty of attention." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING, the area, the people, the students, the staff, and that million dollar dummy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were great. The culture engendered in the students was great. They made all people feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty all seemed to like each other and to be happy to be attending school at ETSU. The facilities were new and the scenery was beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything exceept that..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The excited attitudes of the current students that gave the tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The come-on-in-you're-welcome-here aura." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy and the medical school was new and had a patient simulator which was introduced to M1s." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything. I loved the area, the class structure, the programs. I just felt like I "fit"." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people of the school are very nice and always willing to help. The 1:1 faculty student ratio is a big deal. The patient simulator they have is also really awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and the students there seem to have a life outside of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities, the students (everyone seemed really nice and i got the impression that the 60 person class really is very collegial), the location (I am from this area and wouldnt mind staying here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything, the reputation of the school, the facilities were incredible, the clinicals seemed to be amazing, the scenery is second to none. I was especially impressed by "Phil" (sometimes called "Phillis"). They (3 professors) took the time to give us a full 25 minute presentation on this super upgraded version of "Harvey." We were told that students can reserve a full hour any time you want with a professor and Phil starting after January of your first year. They hope to procure two more "Phil"s in the next couple of years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back and the admissions staff was friendly and inviting. They stressed over and over that we could ask honest questions to the student tour guides about their good and bad experiences and it would in no way get back to the admissions committee or affect our interview process. Also, they gave us the option of a third interview if we felt that one of the interviews did not go well- i.e. had a personality conflict with the interviewer or felt like you made a bad impression. Even though I had no intentions of using this "out", it was still comforting to know that if one of my interviews went sour, that I wasn't doomed completely. The new adademic building for 1st and 2nd year students is amazing! Very impressive lab facilities and classroom technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"ETSU was not one of my top picks...till I went there. The people are great, the facilities are great, and Johnson City is a beautiful town with lots of outdoor activites." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people were so friendly, there was a great sense of community, it's set in a beautiful area" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"the small class size and the family atmosphere. plus, they had new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are awesome! The small class size really gives the class a great sense of comradery. Everyone just wants you to be the best you can be! I love the rural aspect of their medicine, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main building (Stanton-Gerber) is as nice as any that I have seen. Also, the students and support staff help sell the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rural primare care track is great and the school is on beautiful grounds! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was amazingly amicable. I felt as if I really belong ed there, more so than at any other interviews I have attended. Also, I saw a number of people at the school that I knew." More from this Member | Report Response

"The general atmosphere and the willingness of the students and interviewers to get to know me. The facilities are top-notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is brand-new, the facilities are state-of-the art, and the cafeteria food was actually good. Also the 1st years are happy and really are excited to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were EXTREMELY relaxed. They really just want to know if you are a good fit for their school. They already know you can do the work if you got an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Access to hospitals. New med school building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers cared about what I haed to say and they did thir best to make me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day was wonderful- all of it. They have a brand new 60-million dollar building and a brand new 16-million dollar athletic center. The staff, students and interviewers were all warm and professional." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers answered his phone multiple times during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical research is limited." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a class ranking and there are letter grades. That's it. Not a deal breaker, but it is a negative to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing to note: I left with an even greater appreciation for the school all around and any concerns were relieved." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer talked a little too much but with an hour interview, I had plenty of time to effectively make my pitch." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers seemed to have not read my file until right before the interview. The interviewer seemed to know little about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not one thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! If I were an OOS student, however, the OOS tuition would be a major drawback. M3 is about $100,000 with expenses according to their information." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had something to say here, but nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no negatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it's in Johnson City. Although it's safe, I felt as if my exposure to different medical scenarios would be limited." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you're looking for city life, you'll struggle to find it here" More from this Member | Report Response

"See difficult question. Said interviewer seemed to almost automatically stereotyped me as a redneck/hick based on only my location of residence. Seems rather low-brow." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt a little bit like I was being grilled in my second interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is very rural. For me that was a downer, but if your into nature, outdoorsy stuff..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; though those looking for a larger class size should look elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the interviews were both closed file. I felt we missed a lot that should have been talked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the student interactions was a little arrogant and unprofessional considering they were interacting with interview candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"OOS tuition, and the drive there was absolutely crazy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems to be much less developed than many other schools. The departments seem to have fewer staff and fewer opportunities to gain experience. The population out there is very homogeneous. They're behind in their use of technology for the curriculum and inside the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because of its location, it doesn't get as interesting cases as a big city would offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"location, a little too far out in the mountains for me, but really not that far from neat places like Asheville, NC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital isn't as busy as I might have liked, and the RPCT students are frequently separated from the rest of the class since they have to travel a lot more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...except the rain ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very OOS friendly - didn't talk much about how OOS paid for school ($200 grand in the hole), didn't talk about how they adjusted to the school and area. Not a HUGE deal, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost...not that I didn't know it before I applied, but it just seems more real at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much of anything. I was very, very impressed by the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. It's in a tiny, tiny town...kind of a shock if you're from out of state." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, except if you can count the bad cafeteria food as being something to whine about!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. Everything was actually better than expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rotations during your 3rd year are in hospitals scattered around the area - some are 40 miles away from Johnson City. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the area seems a little too small for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There didn't seem to be much to do in Johnson City." More from this Member | Report Response

"out of state tuition. if you can get past this fact, GO!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I spilled pizza sauce on my crisp white shirt during lunch time, that was my own fault but darn it, that incident still negatively impressed me. Here is a tip: take your jacket off during lunch so if something like that happen you can use your jacket to hide it. Also, don't eat something messy like pizza for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The apparent attitude of some of the alumni of the school.(One of my interviewers was an alum)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The social scene may need a little work, but I'm pretty picky. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital was strange. Some areas were really nice, some were not so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING. It is definately my first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing! maybe johnson city leaves a little to be desired for some city-slickers..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much research going on there. While I could have been very happy there as a medical student, I really wanted to pursue a combined degree program and decided it wasn't for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was a second year student 2 years older than myself. It was much harder to talk to him. Also, he was totally stone-faced. I tried to joke with him and couldn't get him to smile once. My second interviewer told me if he was paying for his daughter's college tuition, he would choose her major, regardless of her opinion. (He doesn't think she'll get much money with her current career path.) Fortunately, she had a scholarship. He then informed me that the best thing for her would be if she married a rich man. I guess I didn't hide my disgust well because I didn't get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING, everything was great, the hotel service, the malls, the secretaries, but the food at the hospital cafeteria was not good at all, but i can cook so that wont be a problem. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were closed file, so you had to talk about yourself. I don't know if my interviewer really read my essay and knew what I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was a second year med student. I didn't feel he was very qualified to know if I'd succeed as a physician or not, especially since he seemed intent on showing off how much more than me he knew. He also had not read any of the preparatory material, which I took to mean that he really wasn't that dedicated to his job as an interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was really cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was an absolutely wonderful day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small school (class size is 60) and a good number of students are older and have families" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The hospital is small, but there are tons of other hospitals in the surrounding areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer works nights and so was extremely tired." More from this Member | Report Response

"JCMC was not the newest or nicest hospital that i have ever seen, the cafeteria food for lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, maybe my broadsided science interview. Even that seemed completely acceptable to me though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Right before lunch, the group was supposed to go on a tour of the nearby teaching hospital and the 3rd year student who met us there basically told us "a hospital is a hospital" and we went straight to the cafeteria. That stood out to me because everything up until that point had been very professional and I didn't perceive a tour of the hospital to be a waste of time. After all, if admitted, that would practically be my home for 3rd and 4th years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of research and clinical exposure. Strong emphasis on primary care is a little over-kill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a whole lot. It was pretty much as I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"the city is not very big" More from this Member | Report Response

"My taxi was very expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to have toured the entire VA campus but we only saw Stanton-Gerber." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer had to cancel and I was randomly assigned to the head of the organ donation program/anatomy department." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was late, aparently he had forgotten that he had to give an interview that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city is kind of small." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got lost a few times trying to find the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The focus on primary care was not really my thing. I also heard that their rural care tract is not as good as they make it out to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we had had a better tour of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital cafeteria's food was average." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How chill and nice everyone would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was a surprising or caught me off-guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much colder it is there than where I drove from (only about 6 hours away). We did a little walking outside, and it was freezing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't have time to sit down and collect my thoughts much before my interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Stop being neurotic, relax, show up and be you. This is literally a school that wants to get to know you. They won't put you in stressful situations to see how you respond. Be a decent human being and relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I need to be prepared to brief my application in its entirety in a few minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody's name who knew mine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I had nothing to stress over, but I probably would've still been nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"They provide the prospective students with all-you-can-eat lunch :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews had 2 situational questions. Those are difficult to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given some basic information about my interviewers. That sufficed." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to snow - and high heels and ice do not mix. Bring a back up pair of shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how low-key and well-organized the day would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare for lots of non-medicine related questions. Did not interview with any practicing physicians the entire day." More from this Member | Report Response

"That one of my interviewers would be tough." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is NOT a research institution. One of my interviewers got kind of defensive at my question, "What research opportunities are there at Quillen COM?" After the interview, he asked me "So is the lack of research at Quillen really going to deter you from coming here?" (obviously not, b/c why the fuck would I apply if I weren't interested???)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how conversational the interviews really are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions they would ask. Baring that, the interview invitation email was very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had known that a community represenative interviewer was an option. However, I did not have questions prepared for her. It was difficult because I am from the area and had no questions about the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"the shorter way to drive...how collegiate the atmosphere really is" More from this Member | Report Response

"I apparently didn't take good directions to the school. What I had with me said the road it was on was Memorial (which my GPS didn't recognize), but it was really Ashe." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew how relaxed an environment it was, I would not have stressed as much." More from this Member | Report Response

"As much food as you like for lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

"about the rural program there" More from this Member | Report Response

"How top rate the facilities were and how organized and unbiased their admissions process is. They really set the standard in admissions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They do not interview many out-of-state applicants. If you get an interview, you are in great shape! Accept approximately 2/3 of out-of-staters they interview! Must be true...I got in! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the day/interviews were going to be so laid-back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That medical students are allowed to conduct interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"etsu is in a very rural and very pretty part of tn. despite the rural feel, they have some great technology and are doing wonderful things with patient simulators." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pizza stain (see negative impressions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would walk all over campus in 90 degree weather with a suit on right before my interviews. That hurt me. Once I start sweating, I don't stop. During my interviews, one of my interviewers even went as far as to call me untruthful, because I was sweating like a criminal under the light in one of those old detective movies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How wonderful this school is! The people are amazing and I know I will get an excellent medical education if I attend. Also, there are plenty of students to choose areas besides primary care." More from this Member | Report Response

"be prepared for a fun day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, its better not to be too well prepared and for things to happen as they will." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to talk about yourself and your experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where the admissions office is. The maps they gave me were really bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, between professors and the information online I felt very well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress! It will be your easiest interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I went in with no expectations." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be extremely relaxed and ready to have an everyday convrsation with the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"how nice the admissions staff is and how low stress the whole interview day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I needed to brush of on my knowledge of viruses." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would love this school! It is an awesome place that really made me feel special." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviews were far more laid back than I anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"That one of my interviewers was head of the psychiatry department. It was a bit frightening at first..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very relaxed about the interview process so you should be relaxed when you arrive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes. There are many tours." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small school with a strong family vibe. Administration is very caring for their students and actively involved with their education. Students seem happy and low stressed for being in medical school. Clinical experience is up to par with any other program out there, match results speak to the success of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very, very impressed. I loved this school. It's my top choice now." More from this Member | Report Response

"My overall impression was the admissions committee is full of down-to-earth, caring people all the way around who make an extraordinary effort to make you feel appreciated in an authentic way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoy your day and ask all the questions! They are transparent and well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed visiting and interviewing at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Proud of their heritage and focus on finding "fit" in their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"ETSU greatly impressed me at this interview. I came out feeling elated and happy, which is NOT what I was expecting. I fell in love with this place." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you like a small program that cares about their students, this is your school. If you questions whether you should go here or somewhere else, go to the somewhere else. I am about to finish the greatest academic year of my life at Quillen, and encourage you to come here if you get accepted. If you have any questions, my name is Cornelius...Google me and feel free to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great little school! I hope I'll get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was great. I was not nervous and everybody is very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was relaxed and informative. The two interviews were stress free, in part because I did not work myself up about them, but also because the people conducting interviews were relaxed. I enjoyed my time at Quillen." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had never been on campus and knew relatively little about the school, but left totally IMPRESSED." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main goal of the interviews seems to be finding out if you're a good fit for the school and it's mission." More from this Member | Report Response

"Also was in the group that was locked in the NICU for 15 minutes. Lesson of the day: Don't go into wings that you don't have a key-card for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know about 11-week straight of anatomy course for MS-1. It is doable but current students looked very stressed out about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"I encourage everyone who looks at this interview feedback to take the time to enter yours. It is important for future candidates to keep the feedback current. We are all in this together. If you withdraw information, take the time to deposit information." More from this Member | Report Response

"this school seems to be perfect for someone who wants that small down to earth atmosphere, small class sizes, rural-ish areas are close, people are friendly, great technology at the school...out of all my interviews thus far i think this school tops them all...just that OOS tuition...i'd probably still go" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found it very interesting that this school is located on a VA campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, so friendly, every student was eager to meet us and promote the school. Seemed like a personable and even fun atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational and very friendly for my first interview, it was like talking to a kindly older relative. Second interviewer was a little more old school, but still very friendly and good sense of humor. Just for reference, I'm out of state and I got waitlisted, but I don't believe I will be attending due to acceptance at my first choice (Quillen was my #2)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were far more relaxed than I thought possible. ETSU does interviews closed file, but the interviewers get to read your AMCAS personal statment and supplemental application beforehand. One of my interviewers asked me a few questions from those, and the other hadn't read anything from them. In both interview, it seemed more like a friendly conversation than anything else." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was great. The interviewers were very relaxed with me and treated the situation just as if they were trying to get to know me. I had a great time learning about them and their families and telling them about mine. I had a great day with a group of great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm from the area and had toured the school before, but it impressed me even more. It really is a great med school for any specialty you could want, but perfect if you're looking for primary care. My first interview was awkward, but the second interviewer was incredibly amiable and we got along well. I loved the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Outstanding. They have a new building where most of the first and second year courses take place. We toured the anatomy lab while the students were tearing apart the cadavors, which was totally awesome. All of the students were very happy, laid back, and didn't seem to be too many ''gunners.'' There are two hospitals on the campus (VA and regional). The food at the hospital is very good now. Great options for primary care and rural medicine, but really great program for anyone wanting to practice medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful, relaxed day. The interviewers didn't really grill me so much as they wanted to get to know me as a person. While the interview is technically closed file, the interviewers do have access to your personal statement and secondary essays. The school seems to be a diamond in the rough, of sorts. You don't hear too much about it, but its really a fantastic place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview (beginning of September), so I didn't know what to expect. It was a great experience! My interviewers were really laid back. First one asked a lot of questions, but conversation was engaging and enjoyable, not an ambush. The second interviewer told me my personal statement was the best he'd read in a long time, and said he didn't need to kow any more and would recommend me for admission...that interview was maybe 10 minutes total if even that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well the interview started at 10am. You meet the students in the admissions office then you are escorted to a room where you talk to the assistant dean of admissions and financial aid. Then you tour the school and the JCMC with current med students. This is a time to ask anything you can think of. A really fun time. Then I had two interviews and my day was over by 4pm. It was a great day, I was actually sad to be leaving. I wold have stayed if I could have. For those of you that will be future prospective students, you're going to absolutely love the school. Good luck!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were laid back, but the questions were challenging enough that I didn't exactly feel laid back; that's probably just me though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with everything BUT the interviewers. Both of my interviewers were unprepared, neither seemed to know what they were supposed to ask me, and wanted to talk more about themselves and their lives more so than my experiences and why I chose to apply to their school. One told me I should apply to a higher ranked school (bc of my undergraduate background). I was not asked any questions that would have given them any indication of whether I would be a good doctor. Though it was supposed to be a 'get to know you' interview, the interviewers simply asked me if I had any questions for them and did not ask me any pertinent questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was tough on me. He gave me a lot of hard hitting questions. My second interviewer was very laid-back and made the interview more like an easy conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"ETSU was my first interview, but I'm sure it'll be my best. The campus was amazing. The students were very approachable and helpful. The interview was conversational, and not pointed. They were definitely interested in getting to know me the person, not running down a list of questions. ETSU probably became my first choice somewhere through the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at ETSU was very nice. The student that gave the tour were extremely willing to answer all of our questions. I had two interviews where the interviewers had only read my personal essay and secondary application and didn't know anything about my GPA or MCAT scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"by far the best interview i had. go to see how interviews should be done. i had a student tell me that she was happy in medical school -- great to hear. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was generally smooth. The first interviewer was more curious in my personality whereas the second interviewer asked me more academic questions. I did not get the impression that any of the interviewers were out to get me. However, I do suggest that that you are honest. If an interviewer asked you a question you don't know, tell them the truth, you will surely impress them with your humility and integrity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All right...To begin with let me just say that I am not an embittered failure. While I did not get accepted to ETSU, I got accepted to a school ranked 80 spots ahead of Quillen, so trust me when I say... I really found some of the comments I heard at Quillen disturbing. For a school whose mission statement includes "improvement of health care in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian Region" and "strengthen our cultural competence" my time there saw a lack of the later in relation to the former. Let me just say I definitely am the stereotypical East Tennessean. My family has lived there for 225 years. The house I grew up in had the rusting cars out front and the infestations and ticks inside. One of my parents is a felon. I am what most people would call "white trash". When the alumni that interviewed me walked over to introduce himself he was wearing a pair of those "hillbilly buck teeth" that you buy at a gag store and he asked me in his best Hee-Haw accent "So ya wan ta go ta medicall Skewl?" Let's just say when I opened my mouth and he saw I never had orthodontics and that I talked much like his fake Twang, he was immediately not impressed, nor was I. I got the impression from my time there that this school was interested in training physicians who would look down at their patients instead of eye-to-eye. I definitely felt an air of superiority on campus. There is an elitist attitude there. If you are not about that, I do not recommend this school. If you are about sipping mint juleps and wearing the latest from Brooks Brothers on your father's yacht, by all means...you know where you can go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was such a great interview. I was very relaxed and both flowed like normal conversation. Actually, both of mine went over the hour time limit! Tennessee is my favorite place to be, so I am seriously considering attending. The personal attention given to students is second to none. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The folks at ETSU are great. Everyone seems to want you to be at home on their campus. The fourth year med student who took us around the hospital had some incredible things to say about the art of medicine, and if that is the typical physician produced by Quillen, the school is doing a great job at instilling confidence and a gracious attitude in its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts with a meeting with Mr. Taylor and financial aid. You then take a tour of the first and second year facilities, have lunch, tour the hospital, take a break, two interviews, and you are done about 3:30. The day is very relaxed and comfortable; not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two one-on-one interviews. student tours of anatomy labs (saw my first cadaver-- don't think this was 'supposed' to happen... very shocking)... Beautiful campus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview with a student was not very fun for me, he and I just didn't jive well, I loved research, and he "didn't really like science" I felt very awkward talking to him as I felt we were polar opposites. The interview with the biochem professor went really well, he asked me questions from intro biology and chemistry (see below)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm sure it's a great school, but after my interviews, I was completely turned off." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interview with this one person, a biochemist at a nearby community college, and he was great. He and I were involved in a conservation, and I never felt the interview was one sided at all. My next interviewer was a resident, Dr. Buckner, and i was not sure about that interview. He said he had a cold and kept the interview short, and also since he was young, I did not keep a professional act. But it turned out well since i got in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked it. They were both nice. I was real nervous. I wished I would have let them know about my experiences a little more." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers had no prior access to any information other than my AMCAS essay, so it was up to me to inform them as to certain things I felt were important. I actually appreciated that, since it gave the interviewers the chance to actually get to know me rather than to pick over minutae in my application. Everyone at the school was very positive and although one of my interviewers was less than impressive, I felt the day went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rather than reinvent the wheel, I will simply say that the other reports basically cover evernything you need to know. All the questions poesd to me were either in those reports or were specific to my application. Get good directions from the admissions office before you leave for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very hld in a very relaxed environment and the interviewers honestly wanted to get to know the real person behind the student." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, the school was great. The atmosphere was awesome and the people were very friendly. One of the interviews was alittle difficult, but overall I loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was with a student. She was a bit stressed with a test coming up, so we didn't talk long. She was easy to talk to, even though we didn't have a ton in common. My second interview was with a faculty member. She and I hit it off and talked for the full allotted time. She asked more personal questions, and at first I was caught a bit off guard. She really wanted to know who I am, which I appreciated. I was concerned because I'm not a Tennessee resident, but they made sure I felt at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview was a great experience. We all met in a room with the assistant dean, and we were able to ask him questions. He was very nice and very informed. We then went on the student led tours, including the anatomy lab. I was impressed because all the students seemed happy and friendly, and were constantly showing us their dissections and being excited. I love seeing students loving what they are learning. The hospital is a bit small, but friendly and "home-like" feeling. And their ER is trauma 1, so they see a lot of action. Overall, the interviews themselves were fantastic. Both were closed file, and all they had was my AMCAS personal statement and my name. Neither of my interviewers read my personal statement, so they entered blind (which is good....no pre-concieved notions). My last interviewer talked to me for an extra 20 minutes, and we had to be interrupted to be told our time was up!! I thought that was a good sign. The interviews were more like conversations, and not really "questions". I was confident, and answered directly and honestly, and I'm quite positive I rocked the interviews!! Overall, the experience was great. Everyone on staff seemed to be a real person, and I believe they really are trying to get the "whole person" instead of numbers. This is a school I would definitely love to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and easy going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Three other students and myself started the day by meeting with the admissions director and getting to ask questions. Then we were given a tour of the school by two first year students. Next we were carted to the hospital and ate lunch and then shown around the hospital by a fourth year student. Then it was time for interviews. After the interviews there was supposed to be some RPCT students there, but they were a no-show so the day was over. It went by really quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"started the day in the morning with the director of admissions. he was very nice and was willing to answer any questions that we had. then we got a tour of the facilties both at the medical school and at JCMC. we had lunch in the jcmc cafeteria. then we had two interviews in the afternoon with members of the admissions committee. i met with an ER physician and a local professor who teaches chemistry at milligan college." More from this Member | Report Response

"ETSU has been my "dream school" every since I knew I wanted to go into medicine. The small class size, the locations in the gorgeous mountains, the access to rural clinical sites, the reputation of the school (consistently in the top 5 in the nation in rural medicine). So much about the school is enticing. They are a close group of students with a family friendly atmosphere. There is just so much" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went very well, was minimally stressful, and I was very impressed with the facilities and new academic building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were great. Both were focused on just getting to know me as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff seem very committed to their students. The students are laid back and friendly. The morning was a slide show, and tour. then lunch in the tiny hospital cafeteria, which was the most unpleasant part of the experience. There were two interviews, in which they only had your personal statement. One interviewer suggested we go outside and enjoy the nice day. This was a great experince." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"A really great day. Everyone was extremely nice and very helpful. I was interviewed by a 2nd year resident at ETSU and a community member. The admissions committee is made up of 44 people, which include medical students, faculty, and community members. It was not stressful and parking was very easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were both very low stress and conversational. The tour is awesome, and the campus is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Meet as many of these students as you can. They remember their experience and are so down to earth, they can really calm you down if it is needed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great interview! no worries." More from this Member | Report Response

"I fell in love with the school, but I had my doubts since I was out of state and didn't have 13'a or above on all sections of the MCAT. I felt like I really belonged at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice. I arrived on campus and met the other 5 students who were interviewing that day, and the head of admissions sat us down and we discussed the interview day and the school in general for about an hour. We then were led on our tour of the general science building by two first year students. The tour was laid back and informal, we were able to view a significant portion of the building. The gross anatomy lab was not nearly as bad as I was expecting, the smell was not overpowering. Our tour continued with the Johnson City Medical Center. We got a brief tour of the hospital from a third year student and were treated to lunch at the hospital's cafeteria. After lunch the interviews began. Both interviews were laid back and informal, both were geared more toward getting to know me the person, as opposed to me the AMCAS ID number. Overall it was a great experience and I would love to spend my time in med school at Quillen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went really well. One was difficult and seemed to focus on my actual knowledge of the human body and the molecular processes of various diseases. I still felt good about the overall experience and generally felt at ease. The second interview went really well and I was completly relaxed. I loved the school and the overall atmospehere. THey consider it a family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent interview day. Everyone there was cool as can be. Do not get suckered into the rural tract program. While it doesn't cost any extra it's just not worth it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with a professor and also a medical student and the med students opinion of me counted just as much as the professors. The facilities are new and the people are very nice. Something that really helped is that before we were interviewed, we were allowed to ask questions about the entire admissions process at ETSU. They are very honest and will answer any questions you might have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview lasted "all day". We met at 8:45 AM and were oriented as to the day's events. We sat in on a class, met with financial aid, took two tours (one of the school, complete with cadaver exposure, the second tour was with one of the teaching hospitals), ate lunch with students, then interviewed individually. The day was over around 4 PM." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 83
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 57
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 58

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 48
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 7
2-3 hours 18
4-6 hours 24
7+ hours 9

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 52
Train or subway 1
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 27
$101-$200 15
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 2
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

None

Charlotte

Tri Cities

TYS

TRI

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 15
Hotel 31
Home 2
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 61

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 61

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.35 60

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.03 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.65 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 34

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Continue being awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nit-picky, but it would've been nice to have had a bathroom break between the informational and financial-aid lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"More interaction with faculty would be appreciated. Not a deal breaker, but would love to have met more than 2 professors during a 0930-1600 interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - the office clearly had their act together. Impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They made me feel completely comfortable and were open to any questions I asked. I absolutely loved the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Y'all (still trying to use that word more frequently in every day conversation) did fantastic!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They did a perfect job of keeping us calm and made us feel like part of the ETSU family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give students more notice. For those working, a 5-day notice of interview can be too short to be abl" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything from the admissions office was great. They were friendly, responsive, and let us know wha" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, they were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The admissions office has been extremely helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

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