Hi there all! I'm from SoCal and I'm trying to decide between my acceptances at AZCOM and Western/COMP. I've already read just about every post on the pros and cons of each school, and having visited both schools, I can see myself being happy at either. So my decision is really going to come down to how far I want to be from my friends and family. Some people say that the demands of med school are so much and cause so much stress that it would be beneficial to have a support system nearby. Others have said that it would be a good opportunity to get out on my own and not have the temptation/distraction from studying of wanting to go home on weekends. I'd appreciate any thoughts from current DO students about what came into play when they were deciding. Like I said, I'm sold on both schools so I don't need convincing that one is better than the other. I'm just not sure if it would be better to stay in SoCal or get out on my own. Thanks!