Hi everyone, I will most likely be attending UVA for med school next year. Hurrah!! However, I still have some concerns over the required away clerkships 3rd year. I understand that sometimes working at a smaller clinic serving rural populations is advantageous in that you get even more hands-on experience. However, what if you're planning to practice in a big city? Do you think it would be wise to gain clinical experience in an urban environment instead? Also, I'm concerned that all this time away during 3rd year will mean additional hours spent at Charlottesville come 4th year. Would this not become a problem if you wanted to do an elective elsewhere...say at an institution where you want to apply for residency? Thanks a lot! I'm really excited to be attending UVA. Also, a random question: how is the diversity there?