Medical Horizons - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: May I take a class or work part time during the program?
A: No, it is best if you plan on a full time commitment to the program from the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.
Q: Do you have to be a resident of Tennessee?
A: No. US citizens who are residents from any state may apply. Must be a citizen or hold a permanent resident visa.
Q: Do you plan to contact my previous employers for a reference?
A: No. But we might.
Q: Do you need a transcript? May I include a resume… a transcript… a cover letter?
A: No, there is no need to submit these items.
Q: Do I have to send in my immunization record at the same time as my application?
A: No, you can submit your immunization record at any time up to the application deadline. We will match it with your application once we receive your records.
Q: May I submit a record of immunization from my doctor’s office or do I have to submit the form you have supplied?
A: Yes, you may submit a record from your health provider—in fact, it is recommended that you do so, in which case you do not need to submit a duplicate record on the application form.
Q: I don’t have medical insurance. May I wait to obtain insurance until after I know I’ve been accepted?
A: Yes, you may wait but please remember that you must provide proof of insurance prior to the program start date.
Q: I applied for the program a previous year, but was not accepted. May I apply again and can you use my application from the previous year?
A: Yes, you may apply again. We want you to fill out a new application as it differs somewhat from previous years.
Q: I was a Medical Horizons participant during a previous summer. May I apply again?
A: We prefer to provide the opportunity to someone who has not had the chance to be a part of the program previously.
Q: When will applicants be notified if they have been accepted into the program?
A: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the Medical Horizons program by April 15. Those not initially accepted may be notified of an available position at a later date.
Q: Will you notify everyone—even those who have not been accepted?
A: Yes, all applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted. Those not accepted may be given the opportunity to remain on a waiting list in case of a cancellation by an accepted student.
Q: If I receive notice that I have been accepted, how long do I have to notify you as to my participation?
A: We must receive your written commitment by May 1—two weeks from the date of notification. If we don’t hear from you by May 1 you will forfeit your position and we will pass along the opportunity to another applicant. We would appreciate your notice as soon as possible after receiving our notice of acceptance. Acceptance or declination notification must be in writing or by email.
Q: What is the best way to contact you?
A: You may email or call Bettina Cannon with any questions you may have. Most communications will be done via email, including the notice of acceptance. Email: CannonBG@etsu.edu . Phone: (423) 439-6268.