I'm currently a junior in high school, and I recently (about last week) received a form from USC asking me to come to their college a year early under a program called the Resident Honors Program. The good thing about this program is that not only do I graduate from high school a year early and have a really good chance of a scholarship (an automatic scholarship of a quarter's tuition will be rewarded to me every year just for being in the program), but a window called a BS/MD program is open to all incoming freshman. This would mean that I would enter the Keck School of Medicine as soon as my undergraduate studies are done, and I would be done with medical school and my residency, everything- by the time most people are getting ready to go into medical school. However, there are a few concerns I have:
1) I'm not turning 16 for another month or so, and I might have trouble adjusting to independent life where everyone is older than me.
2) My dream has always been to go college on the east coast... if I went to USC, I would be giving up those dreams.
3) Being guaranteed a spot in medical school would be very awesome, though.
4) Although I have the freedom to turn down the acceptance (if I do get accepted), if I do turn it down, it would mean that USC would never take me back. And seeing as how there are very few schools in the United States that offer the BS/ MD program...
What do I do? Should I go? Should I not go? HELP!
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