Jenn Whittington

 

Program
M.D.

Hometown
Richlands, VA

Undergraduate School and Major 
ETSU - Biology B.S.
Minor - Philosophy
Specialty/Career Plans
Still keeping an open mind 

Extracurricular Activities
Olympic style weight-lifting, hiking, fishing, backpacking, spending time with family and friends 

Marital Status
Single

Jenn Whittington  
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Why Quillen
I chose Quillen because it is, in my opinion one of the best medical schools in the country. There aren’t many other places you can get such a quality education while also receiving the individual attention and assistance you can’t get at other schools. When I interviewed here, I had a really great impression of the school and I have not been disappointed.  

Being a Quillen Student
Being a Quillen student is a very unique experience because of our small class size. There are only 60 students so everyone gets to know each other pretty quickly and often become good friends. We all motivate each other to work hard, but we also manage to come together to have fun as a class too by participating is activities such as intramurals and holiday parties.  

Life Outside the Classroom
It is true that you study a good bit during your time outside of the classroom, but it is still important to have a balanced social life and enjoy activities that you did before you started medical school (or develop new hobbies). Because the class size is so small many of the students become good friends and spend time together enjoying hobbies they share. 

Living In Northeast Tennessee
I love Northeast Tennessee because I grew up in the mountains and that has always been a big part of my life. The nice thing about Johnson City is that it isn’t too small that there is absolutely nothing to do (which usually isn’t a problem considering all the work you have to do), but it isn’t so big that you can’t get away to the outdoors for a few hours by taking a short drive to many of the surrounding beautiful areas. 

Words of Wisdom
The most important thing is that you enjoy what you are doing. Medical school isn’t easy now and it isn’t going to get easier. However, if you love what you do and you are passionate about it, it will be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life.