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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"It's been to long for me to remember" Report Response

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

"It's been to long for me to remember" Report Response

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

"It's been to long for me to remember" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Has your family lived in Tennessee long?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about your family?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I drove to the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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