Allen Rigell

 

Program
M.D.
Rural Primary Care Track

Hometown
Oak Ridge, TN

Undergraduate School and Major 
Emory University
International Studies

Specialty/Career Plans
I'm still working on it 

Extracurricular Activities
Sports, music, movies, outdoors, friends  

Marital Status
Single

Allen Rigell   
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Why Quillen 
I wanted a small school that makes education its top priority. I also wanted a school that provides its students many different opportunities and a school that I can be proud of. 

Life Outside the Classroom
I spend time listening to and playing music, hiking, sleeping, watching movies, and relaxing with my fiance and friends. 

Prior Life
After graduation it was important for me to see and experience different things. I worked as an outdoor education teacher for awhile in Connecticut. I then worked in home health at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee.  Afterward, I coached baseball in Germany, and on the collegiate level as an assistant coach. My discovery of medicine took some time and patience, but the time spent out of the classroom was a great opportunity for personal growth. 

Living in Northeast Tennessee 
Each day I am learning more and more about what the area has to offer. Whether it's music festivals, great trails, or friendly people. I have been very happy with Johnson City and the surrounding communities. .

Words of Wisdom
I would recommend to future medical students to choose a school that has the same priorities you do. It's important to do your own research, and it's also important to know what you're looking for in a school. I am very happy with my decision, and I am proud to be a part of this community.