Veterans know your rights & opportunities
VA Health Professions Scholarship Program
The HPSP program is available, but the Veterans Healing Veterans (VHV) is not.
Welcome to ETSU and the Quillen College of Medicine! We are a Veteran, Military 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 ETSU Quillen College of Medicine (QCOM) 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 ETSU Quillen College of Medicine, 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), BUT see 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 ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. Let us know how we may serve you.
Associate Dean Student Affairs, Admissions & Records
US Army Infantry, Americal 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 ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. 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 ETSU Quillen College of Medicine, know that the MMIG is here to help welcome you aboard.