So far I got accepted to PCOM, waitlisted at ACP vermont, and interviewed with Notre Dame Maryland.
I probably won't go to ACP, but I am in a serious dilemma where to go.
PCOM or Notre Dame.
Even though I didn't get anything from NDM, I just cannot make up my mind.
I just want to see what SDNers (ppl who are really smart!) think on deciding pharmacy school
Here are some of the factors!
The reason why I am posting this up even before the acceptance letter from NDM is that I registered for pre-req classes and need to pay the fee by May 9th, which is pretty soon.
Anyways, for PCOM, I only have to take public speaking.
But for NDM, I need to take Anatomy with lab, public speaking, and ethics course.
So this is one factor.
I honestly don't know what is a good curriculum. One thing that I know is that for PCOM is trimester so things are not like all together so thats good. I personally like trimester more than studying everyday semester. However, for NDM, I don't have to take physiology (which I really hate) so thats good.
I live in NJ and i honestly think Georgia is way too far.
Maryland is only 4 hrs of drive. so thats good.
Even before I attend an interview at NDM, NDM was my first choice no matter what. However, I was kind of disappointed by NDM's facilities. I personally liked PCOM's facilities better (for example, their lectures are recorded, all textbooks are online)
However, NDM is probably get accredited by 2013 and PCOM is probably like in 2014.
And.. just reputation itself.. I am not sure which is better, but Im thinking maybe NDM?
5. Sent my deposit
I already sent my deposit to PCOM and I just feel "BAD" not going there. So that's another factor.
6. I didn't get my financial aid packet so lets leave that out for now.
7. Asian population?
Since I am an Asian (Korean) I want to go to school or environment where there are more Asians (especially Koreans).
So thanks for some of you who read everything.
I know the final decision is up to me. However, I just want to get some information from my upper classmates or people who actually had hard time deciding school.
(So please don't say its up to you. research. etc b/c I already have done that! and please don't say something like get the acceptance letter first!)
Like my title said, this choosing school will determine my next 4 years so I will choose sincerely.
Thanks for reading