Hey Everyone, Thanks in advance for your help (and I apologize for the obnoxious nature of this post). So, I just got off of the UCSD acceptable list, which I'm very happy but also conflicted about. I was all set on going to Vanderbilt (faculty, students, and facilities are all first rate) but am now torn. Some issues that I was hoping people could address regarding UCSD: Gunner/cut-throat reputation; although i hear that its improving with the new dean Quality of life Does research prowess overshadow clinical training? I should also mention that I'm from/love SoCal and would save a ton of money by attending UCSD, both in terms of tuition and moving expenses. I'd also like to do my residency somewhere in Cali. Thanks again for any help.