I've seen several posts that suggest avoiding going to CA for undergrad, just because there are so many premeds there in relation to medical school slots. Makes sense to me. But my question is where (geographically) would be a good place to go to undergrad if the ultimate goal is med school? Logically if CA is over represented, somewhere must be underrepresented.
Also if a student is from say Wisconsin and goes to undergrad in Alabama, is there an advantage to that student in Alabama? Wisconsin? I have seen it stated here that some med schools give a preference to their residents, but I'm not sure how that works if a student goes to college in a different state. Who if anyone will still give that student a preference?
Wisconsin and Alabama picked randomly, btw. Just trying to understand generally how the process works.
I know there's a lot more involved, fit, EC's, GPA, MCAT, etc. Right now I'm just trying to figure out this one aspect. So I don't need info on anything else. Just trying to get a handle on how the residency preference works. Thanks.