Vets Welcome

Vets Welcome Logo ETSU Veterans Day
  Veterans Memorial located in the center of the ETSU main campus.

Dear Veteran,

Welcome to ETSU and the Quillen College of Medicine!  We are a Veteran Friendly Campus and the College of Medicine gratefully welcomes the application of our veteran "heroes" and will consider it an honor to receive it.  In my days in uniform, a long time ago in a land far away, there was a saying that still lives with me today and I think of it often.  It was a simple phrase but very true and powerful,  "For those who fought for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know."  It's true.  There are a number of us at Quillen who know the true meaning of this saying and can to some extent identify personally with some of the "miles in your rear view mirror".  As you consider an application to Quillen, read on and carefully evaluate your chances for admission here and how you think you would fit at this unique school.

We honor, appreciate and value your service to our great nation and the experience, leadership and maturity you may bring to our student body.  Please note that our affinity for veterans will not override a non competitive application and it can not substitute for in-state status (important at this state supported school).  I do not intend to solicit an application from anyone nor do I wish to mislead anyone into thinking that the fact that you have served our country will assure you a class position here.  What I do wish you to understand is that we are appreciative and cognizant of the things that your service has added to you as a person.  Read our words carefully before applying and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us or any of our enrolled veteran students.

We thank you for your service to our country and for your interest in Quillen.  Let us know how we may serve you. 

Doug Taylor
Assistant Dean Student Affairs
Admissions & Records
US Army Infantry, Americal Division
Vietnam, 1970

Veterans Cemetary

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VETERANS FEE WAIVER

In honor and recognition of those who are or have honorably served America through active military service, the Quillen College of Medicine is proud to announce the waiver of all supplementary application fees for these folks.  We are unable to waive the preliminary application fee through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) but will waive the supplemental fee for those who progress in the selection process.  We are a veteran friendly institution, located on the grounds of a beautiful Veterans Affairs hospital at Mountain Home, Tennessee and we are pleased to be able to further honor our service women and men through this small token of appreciation.  Our program "Vets Welcome" shows our recognition and appreciation of our service people.

We are proud of, and  honor, those who have attended Quillen and gone on to serve in all branches of service.  We are proud of our record of training those for further service in the military through the Health Professions Scholarship Program and strongly recommend that our applicants and students explore this program is a method or financing the medical education and graduating from medical school debt free.

This fee waiver is effective immediately and is available on request to those who have honorably served (or are currently serving) in the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard or their reserve or National Guard components.  Military service must be documented in the original AMCAS application or through the submission fo a DD214 or other proof of military service.

To all our "comrades in arms", please accept this small token in appreciation for your service.  Thank you.