Not for me. A friend here is an alabama resident and these are the two schools she is deciding between. Cost is pretty similar with UAB costing perhaps a bit more because downtown birmingham is a little more expensive than mobile. Right now she is leaning towards UAB, but I'm trying to convince her to head to South Alabama. I understand that UAB has more of a national reputation, but this girl is an anti-gunner just like me. We actually became pretty good friends this year, but we did know each other before that. Her stats going into medical school aren't particularly outstanding(3.55, 9/9/9) and I'm pretty sure she will want to do primary care(still trying to convert her to occ med though!) For those familar with south alabama, what are some positives to the campus or the city that I could mention that might push her in that direction?