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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?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"How do you understand other people's values?" Report Response

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

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

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

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

What was the most difficult question?

"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." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Did not have enough time to really prepare. Just winged it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

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

What are your general comments?

"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. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

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