Originally Posted by calvinNhobbes
Well, let's look at the 2009 NRMP data for neurosurgery.
US Seniors:Matched: 50.3%
Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 U.S. medical schools with the highest NIH funding:
Looks like it makes a difference to me. Does it matter as much as boards or AOA status? No, but it definitely matters.
Instead of focusing on the Top 10 programs from USNEWS, you decided to go with the top 40 NIH funded programs? lol... Such a big swing in rankings, no? Hell, that's the top 1/3 schools on US News...
Does Hopkins give you an advantage over Morehouse? Sure it does.. Does it give you an advantage over Ohio state, Wake Forest, or Colorado? Doubt it. And if it does, I don't want to be at the program. IMO, a 3.75/245 is the same, regardless of what school you went to.