Hi guys- I need some advice from others who are about to go off to med school while still involved in a relationship. To make a long story short, during my senior year in college, my boyfriend applied to law school and is currently in Philadelphia. I did horribly on the April 2000 MCAT and decided to retake the test in August and wait a year to apply because I knew that I had the chance to do well my senior year. I was accepted pretty early on to two schools in Philly (both not ranked, although that shouldn't matter too much.) However, I had also interviewed at a couple of schools in NYC. Well, last week I was offered an acceptance to Einstein and now I'm really torn over where I want to go to med school. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost three years and we've made it through many transitions, so we know we can survive my going to med school. However, I'm faced with the decision of going to med school in Philly where I'll be with him for two years and then he'll most likely take a job in NYC or go to NYC where I can at least establish a connection with the hospitals there and be with him the last two years. Right now, I'm basically debating b/w Temple and Einstein. I absolutely loved Temple when I first interviewed there and I have a best friend from college who is currently a MS-1. I hear both the good and bad aspects of the school. (Lot of classroom time the first two years, solid clinical training, outdated facilities, but accessibility to Temple UGrad, etc.) However, I really like Einstein too and the cons of Einstein may outweigh the pros of Temple. (The one nice thing is I would save about 7K/year and as I wish to pursue a MPH eventually, that cost could pay for my advanced degree.) So, I really don't know what to do! Sorry for rambling, just needed some advice. Thanks!