Really need some advice. I applied last year and was accepted to five medical schools. I was fully prepared to start medical school this fall at my home state school (top ten), which I chose by the April 30th deadline. Over the summer, I was accepted off the wait list at a school in a state I've always wanted to live in. I impulsively chose to attend this school over my state school. Ever since then, I felt immense regret about choosing this second school over my state school. This was mostly due to moving away from my family & friends and the fact that my state school is much better ranked and well regarded than the school I chose. I had so much anxiety and regret that I decided to defer my medical school acceptance to the second school for one year. After doing this, I realized how stupid and careless I had been. While all of my friends are starting med school, I'm stuck wasting a year working a minimum wage job. I want to become a doctor more than anything else in the world and I gave it up in a moment of regret and anxiety. I will be 4 yrs out of college when I start school and I feel like I've wasted so much time. Does anyone have any advice of how I should go forward? And how I can make my time off meaningful? Thanks for your help.