So...I've been lucky enough to get into a top 15 school and a few others. I am also waiting to hear from a few top 10 schools. Originally I was just going to go to the best school that I got into, but now I am thinking more about how important it is for me to be around my family, etc. and am thinking about choosing my school based on location rather than ranking. i really liked the school that is in my hometown (not my state school) but it is ranked in the 40s and I don't want to screw myself for residencies or regret picking a less highly ranked school if that is going to hurt me in the long run. anyone have a similar story that they want to share or is anyone having a similar dilemma? thanks and good luck.