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Quillen College of Medicine

Quillen College of Medicine Vets Welcome


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



Veterans know your rights, Tennessee Veterans Support Act & Section 702 of The Choice Act fact sheet


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), BUTsee Choice Act above. 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, America Division
Vietnam, 1970


To all veterans and prospective Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP) participants,

On behalf of the Military Medicine Interest Group (MMIG), thanks for your interest in Quillen. The MMIGs mission is to provide an environment for prior or future military members where we can combine the unique worlds of the military and medicine. The MMIGs objectives are to:

  • Provide a place for veterans to share experiences, gain and provide support for each other, and enrich the education of the Quillen student population through our unique perspectives.
  • Provide a support structure for HPSP participants, including military-related activities, joint activities with other Quillen interest groups such as the Wilderness Medicine and Emergency Medicine Interest Group, educational seminars, administrative support, and information on career choices and paths in military medicine.
  • Integrate with the ETSU veterans community and the Mountain Home VA Medical Center to provide additional opportunities, including mentoring roles for undergraduates.

The Quillen military family is substantive and significant, from the faculty to the students and beyond to the Johnson City, TN community. I encourage anyone interested in military medicine or any veteran to consider Quillen for their medical school education. If you are inbound to Quillen, know that the MMIG is here to help welcome you aboard. 


Anthony Angelone, Quillen Graduate
Ensign, U.S. Navy Reserve (HPSP)
U.S. Marine Corps, 2000-2010

National Cemetary

 Frank Glick 2011 -


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