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I am about to start graduate school for a PhD. I am thinking about the future and may end up applying to medical school after I get a PhD.

Situation is, I was accepted to a nice PhD program but it is in Connecticut.

If I go to that program I will end up losing my Florida residency. Clearly, because of the volume and quality of the Florida medical schools, it would be good to be a Florida resident when applying to medical school there just like being a Cali resident is good when applying to Cali med schools.

Should being a Florida resident be a make or break decision or is it really not that big of a deal when applying (especially since I have lived here in Florida for 23 years and will only be leaving for 5-6 years).
 
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Are you sure you'll lose your residency if you are absent for educational purposes?

In my state, provided you maintain your state drivers license, voters registration, car plates and have a parent still resident in the home state, you remain a state resident when you return without a waiting period.

I'd choose to remain a Florida resident if at all possible, creating a paperwork trail as outlined above, considering the very favorable number of (cheaper) state schools they have.
 

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Are you sure you'll lose your residency if you are absent for educational purposes?

In my state, provided you maintain your state drivers license, voters registration, car plates and have a parent still resident in the home state, you remain a state resident when you return without a waiting period.

I'd choose to remain a Florida resident if at all possible, creating a paperwork trail as outlined above, considering the very favorable number of (cheaper) state schools they have.
Yeah, that's what I figured.

Undergrads don't get to change residency, but I assume it's different for PhD students as they are actually employees of the university (not supported by parents). I know one school I was accepted to (University of Florida) said out of state PhD students had to become Florida residents to cut down their cost w/ respect to tuition waivers.