I am interested in Southern Illinois Carbondale (SIU) School of Medicine, but I am not sure if I qualify to apply. It says they only take Illinois residents (or I should say a preference for Illinois residents). Do you think I should take a shot if I am from St. Louis, MO (2 hours away, really!). I don't think me living in Chicago for over 1 year would count me as an Illinois resident since I just moved back to STL. So how do these state schools rate in terms of accepting out-of-state students? I know the numbers are low, but how are the odds of getting into a state school somewhere else where you are NOT a resident?