The Pre-Health Living Learning Community at East Tennessee State University
The Medical Professions Advisement Program, Department of Housing and Residence Life, College of Nursing, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Honors College, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Quillen College of Medicine, and the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University have formed a partnership to create the Pre-Health Living Learning Community (PHLLC).
To provide a supportive and interactive living-learning environment for students interested in pursuing careers in health-related fields.
Benefits of participating in the Pre-Health Living Learning Community Program:
The Pre-Health Living Learning Community (PHLLC) is for our strongest, most committed students who want to actively pursue careers in healthcare across the board, whether it is Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Hygiene or any other of the many careers in healthcare offered through ETSU's Academic Health Science Center. The PHLLC aims to prepare students by encouraging personal and intellectual development and intentionally preparing students for entry into their chosen health discipline. The PHLLC offers exclusive opportunities for the holistic development of the student by coordinating social gatherings, encouraging study groups, offering tutoring sessions, co-horted enrollment in selected health discipline prerequisite courses, the opportunity to live with academically like-minded individuals, special volunteer opportunities, and encouraging the expansion of cultural competencies needed to work within the interdisciplinary health care team.
First time freshman status interested in a pre-health program of study
ACT score of 22/SAT score of 1020 (Critical Reading + Math sections) or above
High School GPA of 3.2 or higher
Dual enrollment GPA of 3.2 or higher, if applicable
Reside in the Lucille Clement Residence Hall
Students must register for and attend Preview; register at New Student Orientation or online
How to Apply:
Make sure you meet program application requirements.
Apply online or fill out and return the Pre-Health Living Learning Community Application to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement. Applications may be submitted electronically to PHLLC@etsu.edu, faxed to (423) 439-4840, or mailed to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement, East Tennessee State University, PO Box 70592, Johnson City, TN 37614.
Students applying to the Pre-Health Living Learning Community must also submit an ETSU Housing Application.
Students are encouraged to apply to the PHLLC early, as applicants are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students who have applied to the PHLLC and meet eligibility and acceptance criteria will receive an acceptance letter from the Office of Medical Professions Advisement. The acceptance letter will include an official acceptance form. The student must formally accept admission into the PHLLC by paying the program fee and returning the acceptance form to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement by mail or in person. Once the program fee has been paid, the student will receive additional information regarding special Move-In Day Activities and room and roommate assignment information.
Why join the PHLLC? Here's what our students have said...
"I wanted to meet people who care and have the same focus in the future as I do and to make friends to help me along the way."
"I wanted to meet people with the same aspirations as me and I wanted to be around people that would have the same study habits/work load as me."
"I refuse to be anything less than the best candidate for Medical School."
"I enjoy being in an intellectually challenging environment, and because I wanted to collaborate with like-minded people."
"I thought it would be a great opportunity to reside in a place where there are a lot of other people with similar interests that are striving toward like goals."
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