So, as I continue to agonize over residency options (two more months of tossing and turning coming up, and that's before I even certify my ROL!!), the same issue keeps coming up. So, wise SDNers, I wanted to get your professional opinion My biggest concern at the moment is that a few of my favorite programs are in locations that, while probably at least relatively "desirable" (big cities, decent weather), are places where I don't know anyone. When I did my away rotation for a month at one of these places, I have to admit, it was a little lonely - hanging out by yourself on days off gets a little old after a while . So, my question is primarily to those of you who moved for residency to locations where you had no friends or family nearby - how are you doing now? Are you happy, have you made some friends, do you feel you fit in? Should this be a huge factor in my decision, or should I assume that, being reasonably outgoing, it won't be difficult to build up a decent social circle? Of course, this is all keeping in mind that the long, demanding hours of residency won't allow for a lot of typical on-the-weekends-out-at-bars socializing... Thanks in advance for your input!