I wanted to get the opinion of those of you out there who are actually in the midst of medicine and applying for residencies etc... Would it be a totally ridiculous decision to choose ucsd over harvard? I really like both schools but I think what sways me towards SD is just the fact that its in CA, close to family, gf, friends, and also because the general location/weather is much more to my liking. I also had just a good gut feeling at SD. curriculum isnt as big of a deal to me as Im sure ill learn what i need to learn either way and am used to lectures anyhow. I'm also primarily intersted in peds/family medicine and working with the underserved (ie homeless and latino populations) and would like to match in CA for sure (preferably sd Im thinking). At the same time, I wouldnt want to totally close off the door to research/surgery/academic medicine. Given that they are about the same price and these general career goals, what would your advice be? May 15th is quickly approaching and Im just agonizing over this decision. thanks in advance for your input.