I tend to agree with long horn. People always bring up the research thing. The catch is that how many of those people are speaking from experience as opposed to hear say. I was at the revisit a few weeks ago and YES there is a research requirement. However, you can take that funding and choose a clinically driven project anywhere in the world. As with anything in life it is what you make of it. If you like basic science there's loads of that. If you like global health there's loads opportunities there as well.
Match rates are insane. I don't remember off hand but I think they matched all but one student.
As far as developing your hand skills, there is a 6 week externship which is significantly longer than any of the other schools in Boston. Even then, like long horn said you develop speed etc. after graduation or in a gpr/specialty.
At the end of the day you have to do what is right for you. Just make sure to base your decision in fact as opposed to myth and hear say.