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The Medical Professions Advisement Office, Department of Housing and Residence Life, College of Nursing, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Honors College, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Quillen College of Medicine, and the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) have formed a partnership to create a Pre-Health Living Learning Community (PHLLC) for all students interested in pursuing a career in health care.

The PHLLC provides students with the unique opportunity to live in a residence hall community with other pre-health students. The PHLLC offers opportunities to develop as a whole person – academically, socially, culturally, and professionally – through social gatherings, study groups, tutoring sessions, and group enrollment in selected health discipline prerequisite courses. Students must meet a minimum grade point average of 3.2 for both high school and dual enrollment credit as well as a 22 ACT or 1020 (Critical Reading and Math) SAT requirement.
The Medical Professions Advisement Office will be selecting two undergraduate students to serve as PHLLC Buc Guides for the community. These Buc Guides will serve as mentors and facilitators for this program. Working alongside faculty and staff members, they will help create programs and activities that connect residents to common interests, and assist in helping students make a successful transition to ETSU. These students work in partnership with the Residence Life staff in Lucille Clement Hall.

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