I would appreciate some input on this. I got into theses Minority Medical Education Program sites: Chicago Consortium & Baylor College of Med/Rice U. In Chicago I will be housed @ Northwestern Med and will visit Loyola, Rush, and UCPritzker. Here are the program highlights: Educational program designed around Individual needs of students. Computer labs, problem-based learning (PBL), development of clinical skills and research opportunities. Physician mentor and clinical experiences. Opportunity to visit and learn about each of the four Chicago medical schools. Cultural experiences and chance to see Chicago sights. Downtown, lakeside housing for all students with available educational support. In Houston I will take three courses for credit. Two @ Rice: Human function&devol., and tech writing in the medical field (for letter grades) and one course at Baylor med: precptorship(P/F). I get to choose the field of preceptorship. Both pay stipends, Houston $300 and Chicago $600. I will also take two full length MCATS @ both sites. Here is what I was thinking. I will be able to get info/network at four med school in Chicago, but not as much concentrated time at anyone spot. In Houston I make contacts for the entire six weeks at Baylor, but it is in partnership w/ the TX to admit TX res. so does it really help since i'm a CA res? At chicago there are mostly private so res. is not a factor. In the long run what is better?