Future Doctors of America, pretty much the biggest decision I've had to make in a while involves whether or not I want to go to the perfect dental school in my home city or go to the perfect dental school across the country. To make it quick, here are the pro's and con's that I've identified with either option. Any quick comments or sharing experiences would be really appreciated! Staying at home: - Pro's: classmates will for the most part practice in my region meaning colleagues, friends and family, I'll be able to keep in touch with most of my dental school classmates (hopefully) for a long time! - Con's: I'm 21 and don't want to regret not leaving my home state for only four years. I'm worried that this is the last chance I have to experience the East coast before I go home to practice! Going across the country: - Pro's: Get to live in an awesome new city for four years, experience the pain of legit seasons, I feel like going away will make me grow up a lot more than staying near home would - Con's: Pretty much none of my classmates will go back home with me (meaning less colleagues and less post-dschool buddies at home), experience the pain of legit seasons, harder to keep in touch with college and high school buddies I know that I'll be happy with the education at either school (UoP v. UPenn). Money isn't really an issue, it's all too expensive. I'm pretty much weighing whether or not I want to experience the East Coast more or establish a group of dental school buddies for life at home. Any experiences, opinions or advice greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance! Hope finals went well, Happy Holidays.