I need help deciding between UCI and a top 15 privat school. I liked UCI's curriculum, weather, close to family, and the price can't be beat. I didn't feel very enthusiastic about the top 15 school which has a traditional program and high cost. 1.Will attending UCI hurt my chances to match into a good residency program? 2. How good are my chances of coming back to So Cal for residency? Looking at available match lists it seems that students tend to match into programs that are local to the med school one is attending. Or am I wrong?