Thinking back and forth for many months now, I think I'm leaning towards WesternU/COMP due to our family ties and friends living in Orange County, which is a strong support system. CA is where I'd love to live and work as a physician, too.
Had already put down the deposit here, as well as for 2 other schools. Either way, it's obvious that I'll lose a handful of $$$ in this deposits game, but I think it's a money well spent
(there's no alternative way in my situation to make this hard decision without making a financial sacrifice.)