East Tennessee James H. Quillen Secondary Essay Prompts

These are the secondary application essay prompts for East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine. To put your best foot forward and maximize your chance of an interview invitation, visit our secondary application editing page.


The AMCAS application is not designed to capture unique, special, or unusual circumstances. With this in mind, what other information would help the Admissions Committee obtain a more comprehensive picture of your candidacy?

Examples of issues that a candidate might address include, but are by no means limited to, such topics as:

If there have been breaks in your school attendance since high school, or if you ever carried less than a full-time course load in college, or if you took more than four years to finish college, what did you choose to do with the time and why?

What endeavors other than medicine have you abandoned or postponed in order to pursue your current path, and how did you make those decisions?

Why would you be a good fit for Quillen?

These are just examples. You may address any topic that you want the admissions committee to consider. However, please remember that the task is to expand thoughtfully upon the AMCAS application, not to repeat it.

The information provided should, to the greatest extent possible, not duplicate information found elsewhere in the AMCAS application and must be limited to 5000 characters.


The medical school secondary essay prompts from this year are the same as above.

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