Ok! Once you're a Gator, it doesn't matter where you attend. You still proudly wear the long white coat with your name and UF logo sewn on it during your rotations. This thread aims to find some specific reasons why other campuses are favorable to the main campus. I read about the lectures at one's own pace and small class size and opportunity to know classmates better and less stress.These seem to be legitimate reasons. I've also read that in Gainesville, students at some point during the P1 or P2, forgo attending class in favor of online lectures. So if Gainesville students have this prerogative as do the other sudents, why not choose Gainesville? I'll start. Gainesville Pros: opportunity to just interact with other healthcare students; chance to show gator pride during games (for me it's basketball); to just go on a tour of this big campus; chance to do rotations at Shands hospital (I like the idea of doing rotations at a big hospital); the sense of being part of a big school. Cons: mostly homogeneous student population (seems like rare diversity); mostly college town; almost no attractions ( like Orlando: Disney); I read the published stress level of Gainesville pharmacy students (proving what is being written on SDN is true); with such stress level, who would have time to visit the campus? Jax seems to have a Shands hospital where students rotate (it's huge). Oddly enough, despite being a fan of Gators basketball (perhaps during the champs reign), my first choice is Orlando; 2nd is Jax; 3rd Gainesville; 4th St-Pete. Congrats to all UF COP 2011 matriculants (including my friend)!!