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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to attend ETSU? What draws you to be interested in primary care?" Report Response

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

"How would you expect your graduate training has prepared you for the rigors of medical school? " Report Response

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

"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? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you start clogging?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I talked to friends who had already interviewed there and with friends who were students there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

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

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2003

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