So I'm currently in an interesting dilemma. For the past few weeks, I've been pretty sold on Mayo Clinic, but as April 15th approaches (final decision day for Mayo), so do the stakes. So here's the low-down. I'm from CA. I eventually want to match back into CA. Weather doesn't bother me. Location doesn't bother me. Statistically, UCSD matches a LOT of people back into CA. Mayo Clinic does not. If I do not have as good a chance of matching back into CA from Mayo Clinic, it may be in my best interests to attend UCSD. Problematically, the match lists don't reveal an untold story. The majority of people who go to medical school, simply match back "home" for residency. For CA residents, like the majority of UCSD's matriculants, that's CA. For Mayo students, that's all over the place. Hence, even though Mayo doesn't match many people back into CA, it could simply be that not that many people at Mayo are from CA (on average 0.5 students/year). My sister and her fiance, both attending Stanford Med, and both just recently matching into UCSF (today!) for internal medicine and orthopedics respectively, have advised me to go to UCSD, because it is ranked higher and better known in CA. On the other hand, their knowledge of medical schools outside of CA is extremely limited, and they have never visited of Mayo Clinic (in fact they didn't even know Mayo Clinic had a medical school before I was accepted). Please let me know what you folks think. Am I crazy for taking Mayo? Am I crazy for taking UCSD? Am I not really crazy but making a tough decision between two relatively equal schools corresponding to my goals?