Anyone else settled on SLU? I got into WUSTL as well, but at sticker... so SLU it is! My fiancé and I are from St. Louis, but we live in Vegas right now because he is in medical school here. I am excited to move back home!
I don't know much about the medical community, but it seems like StL has a pretty sizeable market. Is he going to work there following med school?
St. Louis is a great place to practice medicine - the market is very strong. My fiancé will be starting his rotations next fall while I start law school, and he'll be required to do some of them in Vegas. However, when it's finally time to apply for a residency, he's planning on applying only in St. Louis. Medical students usually choose a specialty and then apply broadly throughout the country to whatever suits their interests. However, he's interested in quite a few things, so he's going to apply to several different specialties in St. Louis to make sure he ends up there. Most people would view that as being very "backward," but my fiancé is so indecisive that it will actually help him FINALLY choose a career path based on what residency he is given.
More than anything, we're really concerned about ending up back in St. Louis. We want to start a family at some point, and Vegas is a terrible place to do that. I don't know if I was just raised really conservatively or what, but it doesn't seem "normal" to me to have a kid grow up someplace where mobile billboards drive around residential areas with naked women plastered on them. I'm a substitute teacher right now, and the kids in this city are some of the most ill-adjusted children I have ever met. When we were younger, we were so desperate to live ANYWHERE but Missouri... but now that we've been away, we realized that the grass isn't greener everywhere else!