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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Please explain your research" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Q3" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Q3" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS essay, secondary, school website, the usual..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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???)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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