UK really is a great program and I actually really enjoyed myself when I interviewed there as well. The overall vibe that I got there was that the community is very warm and genuine. And yes, both UK and UofL are in-state for me, since I go to UofL for undergrad. But, I'm originally from New Jersey (well, I've been in KY for 11 years), and I still really feel like I'm more in my element when I'm up North. Kentucky is a really stable and beautiful place, but I have to say that after 11 years here, life tends to become a little stagnant. Louisville is a pretty decent city, and so is Lexington, but I'm really more of a big-city girl, and I think Lexington would be a little suffocating for me. I have lots of family in Jersey, and UMDNJ has an amazing program as well....I really fell in love with the school when I interviewed. A sweet perk is that they make it really easy to establish NJ residency after only a month of living there, so basically everyone that goes there gets to pay in-state tuition! That was definetly a deciding factor as well. So, mostly I'm going to UMDNJ not because the schools in KY are any worse...they're actually awesome schools...but more so b/c I feel like I have a great opportunity to go off and experience something new. I highly recommend UK...I've spent some time shadowing at the clinics out there, so I know that they totally represent themselves accurately during the interview...its not a show at all.Pianoboe01 said:Irene, I see from your profile that you're going to UMDNJ... congrats! Why not Kentucky, is it in-state for you? I really liked it there, and yes, Kim Bryan is the nicest guy ever!!