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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"How did your undergrad prepare you for med school?" Report Response

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

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

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

"Why should ETSU accept you if you are out-of-state?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, healthcare policy book, looked over primary and secondary, ethics website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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