Help!! This is my very first time posting, but I figure where else to get an objective opinion/ recommendations? This site has helped immeasurably already.. Was recently accepted to both USC and Samuel Merritt and am completely split. My family is in Bay Area, while my friends are in Southern. It really comes down to the program.. which clinical sites have less competition, more regional experiences... etc.. The reputation of clinical sites like UCLA, LAC USC, Cedars are great, but will the various Kaiser locations in Northern California be better? ANY input would be appreciated. Thank you all!