Hi all, I was just wondering what people's view are on staying in-state for med school versus going out of state. Since the DO schools I am applying to are private, in-state tuition is not a factor here. My pros would be: getting to live in the same city as my family/relatives (good source of stress relief/social support), weather (I like warm sunny weather, and may have a harder time in a colder climate), not having to adjust to a new city In my case, AZCOM happens to be the school that is in my family's city (Phoenix). However, if I am fortunate to accepted to a school like PCOM, I'd have a hard time turning it down. I am wondering what people's thoughts are... if family support, climate, city familiarity, etc outweigh the potential educational discrepancy (although I know AZCOM is a great school). Any thoughts??