Hey SDN, Long time lurker. So basically, I'm a non trad, having finished my pre reqs post school in a DIY post bacc. I have a low sGPA (3.3) but high MCAT (515) and solid ECs. I applied to a number of DO programs and got into 2 and waitlisted at a program very close to home. As its become more apparent that Im going to go to the closer of my two acceptances, about a 4 hour plane ride from my home and family, I'm sort of freaking out about the distance. I just can't see myself being successful so far from them. My parents are old and I have young family members nearby who mean the world to me. I've had anxiety/depression and honestly am feeling now that idk if I can succeed without my support network. Even if they were an 8 hour drive away I think I could stomach it. But a plane ride? I can't see it now and frankly I'm pretty upset about my prospects. The DO school I'm planning on attending now has great board scores and a good match list. I think I could maybe match near home when all is said and done (aiming for PC). I did like the school and the location was okay, though not what I'm used to. The distance is just killing me right now. As a result of all this nonsense I'm seriously considering doing an SMP with linkage or even just a general app enhancer and applying again to my local DO and MD schools. This is not a DO vs. MD rant at all. If I end up off the waitlist at my local DO or matriculate there next year I'd be thrilled. I'm really struggling thinking of leaving, and I don't think I'll be able to do it when push comes to shove honestly. Looking for some honest opinions about my situation. I get it, if I wasn't sure I'd go somewhere I shouldn't have applied. But truth be told I really thought I was fine to go anywhere. Things have changed in the past year since my app and now I just can't see myself leaving.