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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

4

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)?

"As a father and husband, how will (do) you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine (specifically rural medicine, see Quillen mission statement)" Report Response

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

"Provide an example of failure and how you have or have not grown from it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Fill in the blank: Thou shalt not __________ (completely open ended)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I (the interviewer) were to present you before the committee and had to select one factor as most important to your application, what would it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, online research into ETSU and their rural medicine mission" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was interested in you and invested in making sure your day was well spent and all questions answered (within reason of course)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One interviewer talked a little too much but with an hour interview, I had plenty of time to effectively make my pitch." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Stop being neurotic, relax, show up and be you. This is literally a school that wants to get to know you. They won't put you in stressful situations to see how you respond. Be a decent human being and relax." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Enjoy your day and ask all the questions! They are transparent and well organized." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More interaction with faculty would be appreciated. Not a deal breaker, but would love to have met more than 2 professors during a 0930-1600 interview day." Report Response

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