Our students are often concerned about attending the highest rated medical school(whatever that means), because they are concerned about which residency they will match with. They believe that going to a top ranked medical school will allow them to attend whatever residency they wish to attend.
And it might. But is also might not.
We are fortunate in this country to have a number of very good medical schools. Practically there is no such thing as a bad medical school in this country because such a school would never be accredited and would cease to exist. Sure, some schools get more research funds than others while some have a focus on primary care. But all of these medical schools are of very high quality.
Residency programs understand this. They know that the top students from every medical school will most likely do very well in their residency. The result is that how a student does in medical school is going to be much more of an influence on residency placement that the name of the medical school attended.
Do you want to place into a highly competitive residency program? Do well in medical school.
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