I was wondering how many people on the board applied for graduate school at their undergrad institution. When I was doing interviews, a good number of fellow interviewees at each school had done their UG there. Have you found it to make a difference in the selection process? One school that I interviewed at offered the 4 open spots to the 4 local applicants first (without bragging, I know I was more qualified and had better fit than at least 3 of those 4... they took a guy who said during introductions that he has no interest whatsoever in research and just wants to be a clinician ). Do you guys and gals think it's legit? I have one prof who called doing your UG and grad at the same place "academic inbreeding." I kind of agree-- unless you already have 3 kids and a spouse with a high-paying job, I think people should move-- get exposed to new ideas, new ways of doing things.... And, did it come up in anyone's interviews? I was asked twice if I applied to my UG school (I didn't). I got the impression from tone and body language that if I had, it would have been a MAJOR minus on my application-- as in, I would elect to stay comfortable where I was rather than move, no matter where I got in.