The Honors College at ETSU and the Quillen College of Medicine collaborate to offer a competitive, experiential-learning based medical school preparation program. This program offers ETSU undergrads the opportunity to smoothly transition from undergraduate to medical school and, for five scholars, the oppourtunity to secure a spot in the Quillen Collge of Medicine earlier in their education. The ETSU Honors and Quillen Partnership Program is not an accelerated or fast-track program to medical school. The selected students will complete both the undergraduate and medical school programs of study separately.
Five entering Honors College freshmen (and ten additional scholars) are selected into the Quillen Honors Scholars program each year. Admission is highly competitive and based on a holistic review of application materials and an interview with the selection committee. The committee considers an applicant’s ACT score, GPA, extra- and co-curricular activities, desire to engage in experiential-learning programs and activities at ETSU, and the applicant’s sense of purpose as well as fit for medical school. The program provides a $5,000 scholarship per year (for up to four years) that may be stacked on top of other scholarship awards. It also provides funding for a required study abroad program, for summer programs, and for research activities.
All scholars will be provided the same funding and educational experiences, though not all will be granted guaranteed admission to the Quillen College of Medicine. However, they will still take part in an educational program designed to make them highly competitive for admission to medical school.
The program welcomed its first cohort to ETSU in Fall 2022 and will see them enter the Quillen College of Medicine in Summer 2026.
Quillen Honors Scholars, 2022
NOTE: You must apply first to ETSU and use your @etsu.edu email to apply to Honors College Programs
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