Originally Posted by Law2Doc
The AAMC and LCME make sure that all med schools cover the same material and meet certain benchmarks, and everybody takes the same Step exams. So to this extent med school is pretty standardized. I think the one think that can make med school preclinical years "harder" is the grading system. There are some places where you can fail a test, a course or a semester, and a few places where there is Pass/Fail grading which is really Pass/Pass. If you are in one of the former kinds of programs, you will likely be working harder because you have further to fall. Fear is a great motivator.
One of the best direct replies yet. I'll be sure to use it and educate others. Thank you for addressing the actual question.
Also, I agree with how in the end all that matters is that you are a competent physician. Lol I know how it all works, this is not about persuading me or getting into a med school, or anything like that. As Law2Doc addressed this, it was about arguing with imbeciles who think that Johns Hopkins teaches you more medicine than Downstate, ergo, it is harder. This obvious blind discrimination surely made me upset, so I wanted to know if that would actually be the case. And the answer is, it is not. Medicine is medicine regardless where you go. Stress levels however can fluctuate.