East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine Review

East Tennessee State University Quillen Secondary Application


The East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its inaugural class in 1978. The Quillen College of Medicine hopes to train primary care physicians and wants to increase the number of doctors in rural communities. ETSU has a strong preference for in-state residents and applicants from the Appalachian region. Outside of academics, students spend time attending social events put on by the school, participate in organizations, or volunteer!


ETSU provides a student-centered community of learning, reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of liberal arts and professional preparation, and continuous improvement. The university conducts a wide array of educational and research programs and clinical services including a comprehensive Academic Health Sciences Center. Education is the university’s highest priority, and the institution is committed to increasing the level of educational attainment in the state and region based on core values where:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity, and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

ETSU endorses the value of liberal education and provides enriching experiences in honors education, student research and creative activity, study abroad, service learning, and community-based education.

ETSU honors and preserves the rich heritage of Southern Appalachia through distinctive education, research, and service programs and is actively engaged in regional stewardship.

ETSU affirms the contributions of diverse people, cultures, and thought to intellectual, social, and economic development.

ETSU offers students a total university experience that includes cultural and artistic programs, diverse student activities, a variety of residential opportunities, and outstanding recreational and intercollegiate athletic programs.

ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, master, and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs and distance education offerings that serve students from the region and beyond.

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Dual Degree Programs:

  • - MD/MPH


Developing a world-class environment to enhance student success and improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.


Campus: Johnson City

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  • - Annual High Temp: 68.9 °F

    - Annual Low Temp: 45.2 °F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 43.05 in

    - Av. Annual Snowfall: 9 in

*US average index is 100

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