Hello! I have recently been accepted into medical school and I will be starting next year (August 2016). My best friend who works in New York City (5 days a week) in sales and I were in talks of possibly moving in together somewhere in between my medical school in NJ and the City. I am wondering if any of you recommend that I room with another first year medical student instead of my best friend for any reason. Would being in the same environment as another first year instead of someone with an established job already be much more helpful? Could rooming with my best friend be a mistake because he would be able to go out more weekends than me and I could be tempted? Are any of you personally very happy you roomed with another first year or in your experience does it not matter? Note: My friend is also very hard working and he is not someone to pressure me to be going out or distract me from my studies. Thank you very much for your input!