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East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
sacom@etsu.edu
(423) 439-2033, (423) 439-2110
Diversity contact (Dr. Keith Johnson)
johnsonk@etsu.edu
(423) 439-4445
Address
East Tenn St U Quillen COM, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Records, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN 37614 USA

Mission Statement

The primary mission of Quillen College of Medicine is to prepare and educate excellent physicians, especially those with an interest in primary care or those with a commitment to practice in underserved rural communities. The college is also committed to excellence in biomedical research and is dedicated to the improvement of health care in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian Region.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
3.8%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
34.9%
In-state Acceptance Rate
10.1%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
29.5%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
0.4%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
16.2%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
293
MD, MD/MPH
31%
2.7%
84.7%
5.5%

Sex

Females
55.5%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
86%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$172,273

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.83
3.81

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.84
3.83

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.72
3.72

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
509
127
127
127
128

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
509
127
127
127
128

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
510
127
128
127
128

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
60-100
30-40%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
9%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Selected applicants
$50
2 weeks
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (89 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Mid-late August
Two, unstructured, one-on-one with admissions committee members
30 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 28%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 33%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 48%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 30%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 45%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
20%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Meharry Medical College of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
admissions@mmc.edu
(615) 327-6998, (615) 327-6228
Diversity contact (NA)
Address
Meharry Medical College, Director, Admissions and Recruitment, 1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208-3501 USA

Mission Statement

Meharry Medical College exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences; placing special emphasis on providing opportunities to people of color and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high-quality health services; and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
1.8%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
39.5%
In-state Acceptance Rate
7.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
73.3%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.3%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
28.8%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
484
MD, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, BS/MD
37%
75.4%
11.4%
8.7%

Sex

Females
55%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
91%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$291,708

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.50
3.38

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.68
3.55

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.47
3.34

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
502
126
125
126
127

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
503
126
125
126
127

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
502
126
125
126
127

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
50-60
30-40%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
35%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$65
2 weeks
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (89 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
July 1st
Candidates will be interviewed by members of the School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 57%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 51%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 67%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 35%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
0%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
nstrother@uthsc.edu
(901) 448-5561, (901) 448-1740
Diversity contact (Dr. Gerald Presbury)
gpresbury@uthsc.edu
(901) 448-4851
Address
Tennessee-Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN 38103-3487 USA

Mission Statement

The Faculty of the College of Medicine is committed to educating physicians whose primary responsibilities will be evaluating, treating and preventing disease. The educational program is designed to prepare students to become knowledgeable, skillful, and compassionate physicians. Students embrace the study of medicine as a lifelong process and the physician’s deep commitment to high moral and ethical standards regarding patients, colleagues, and society.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
8.6%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
41.1%
In-state Acceptance Rate
38%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
14.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
29%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
693
MD, MD/PhD
22%
5.2%
68.8%
17.6%

Sex

Females
44%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
88%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$192,306

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.83
3.80

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.83
3.81

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.61
3.49

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
128

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
128

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
510
128
127
128
128

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
225-250
24%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
7%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Screened
$100
2 weeks
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (104 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Mid-September
Two individual interviews with admissions committee members. One interview is academic in nature while the other focuses on the personal aspects of the applicant.
30-60 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 68%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 54%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 48%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 28%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 44%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
11%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
mdadmissions@vanderbilt.edu
(615) 322-2145, (615) 322-2312
Diversity contact (Dr. Andre Churchwell)
andre.churchwell@vanderbilt.edu
(615) 322-7498
Address
Vanderbilt University SOM, Office of Enrollment Services, 2209 Garland Drive, Suite 224,Eskind Biomedical Library and Learning Center, Nashville, TN 37240-6000 USA

Mission Statement

For information on Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Mission Statement, please visit: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/about-the-school/

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
1.9%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
18.1%
In-state Acceptance Rate
4.3%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
24.5%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.5%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
14.5%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
445
MD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/PhD
11%
8.2%
57.7%
22.6%

Sex

Females
51.5%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
83%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$170,443

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.92
3.91

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.83
3.78

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.93
3.92

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
521
130
130
131
131

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
519
130
129
131
130

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
521
130
130
131
131

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
70-90
40%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
10%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Screened
$85
November 22, 2020
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (110 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
August
Two interviews are held. One interview is an open file (AMCAS and secondary) interview that lasts roughly 45 minutes. The other is a short.
Closed file interview that lasts roughly 20 minutes.
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 55%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 55%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 76%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 41%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 31%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 48%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
11%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.