Whitney Trotter Ross
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I started spending time at Quillen during my sophomore year of undergrad, and quickly
saw that it was the perfect fit for me. I love the primary care focus, the kind and
caring attitude of the faculty, students, and staff, and the small class size.
Being a Quillen Student
Quillen is a great place. The faculty are very caring and have an open door policy
with students. The professors and clinical faculty are more than willing to explain
things and to mentor you as you seek to find the specialty that best fits you. I
really like that Quillen has classes like Case Oriented Learning, Health Care Communication,
and Clinical Preceptorships that expose you to aspects of a clinical setting beginning
in the first semester. Quillen truly does a good job of training its students to
be patient centered physicians, and I have greatly enjoyed that. The block scheduling
first year is a challenge, but then again, taking 37 credit hours per semester is
a challenge no matter how you look at it.
I grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, as the daughter of missionaries. I moved to the
U.S. in 2006 for undergrad, when I came to North East Tennessee to play tennis for
ETSU. I met my husband while we were in undergrad, and now we are enjoying the challenge
of going through Quillen at the same time.
Living in Northeast Tennessee
I love it! I grew up in a big city where it was not safe to be out at night alone,
and it is so nice to feel safe. The fall and spring are beautiful here, and I have
greatly enjoyed the outdoor activities that the area has to offer, like mountain bike
paths, the Appalachian Trail, and white water rafting. The only down side about this
area of the country is that it is terrible for asthma and allergies, so be prepared
to take your Zyrtec every day!
Undergraduate School and Major
East Tennessee State University, Majors: Biology and Spanish
Family Medicine or Pediatrics with the goal of going to a third world country to do
Tennis, Working out, and reading historical novels