5+ Year Member
Jan 25, 2013
Medical Student
So I have a few acceptances that are mainly from out of state schools. I lived at home with my family throughout undergrad to save money and am really really close with my parents (and my dog). Even if I go to school in my own state, I'll be moving out. I've lived away from home before for about a year, but it was only 2.5 hours away. I'm just wondering what people think about the transition to living in another state during medical school. Does this make med school harder than it needs to be? Is it difficult to make friends, a support system, etc? How do you cope with loneliness and homesickness? Any advice or insight would be much appreciated!


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10+ Year Member
May 22, 2008
Deep in the heart of Texas
Attending Physician
I moved away from med school and had a very similar background as you. I'm very glad I ended up doing that. It gave me a chance to see another part of the country and made me realize that I would eventually like to return home at some point. I probably wouldn't have realized that had I stayed in state.

If it's important to you to go out of state, I would encourage you to do so. The adjustment will be rough wherever you end up. That's just something you'll need to expect.

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