DrDooms

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I have interviewed at Union, Lipscomb, and ETSU and have been accepted to all three. I also have upcoming interviews to both UT and Belmont. I'm having a tough time choosing which school to go to. I know some say that there is no doubt that I should choose UT because of accreditation, but not sure if the big city life is for me, and I also am in no way wanting to do research after I get done. So, is there any suggestions or information I can get?
 

purplepower

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If you don't think you will do a residency I say go where you want to live and like the pharmacy program the most. What does it matter where you go as long as you get to be a pharmacist? I got accepted to ETSU too, they have a very nice building and super friendly dean. I won't be attending though, because I want to live in a bigger city, but do what your heart desires. I am sure they will get accredited, they already have candidate status. I don't know about the others. Where do you think you would be happiest?
 

DrDooms

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Yeah, the weird thing with ETSU at my interview was that there was no staff besides the dean and a couple of the medical school staff. All of my other interviews so far I have been able to meet most of the staff. That is good advice though. I'm really trying to list the pro's and con's of each.
 
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Aznfarmerboi

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1. Base it on accreditation.
2. Base it on total cost/tuition and cost of living.

Although I am not familiar with TN schools, you will not be doing a lot of research as a PharmD when you are done even if you go to a research school. The different between a PharmD and PhD is that a PharmD is clinical while PhD is research.
 

DrDooms

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Well I had my interview with UT Memphis today and got a call on the way home saying that I got accepted to their program! I am excited. I'm still struggling with Lipscomb vs UT but I think UT will end up winning due to costs, experience, and accreditation.
 

inquirer89

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Good choice in UT. I know someone who graduated form there and she loved it.
 

DrDooms

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Yeah, my dad actually went to med school in Memphis so it will be kind of cool to follow in his footsteps except in pharmacy school. I'm going to have to make a trip to see the Memphis campus soon, since all I've seen is the Knoxville campus.
 
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