SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I am trying to decide which school to pick, between NYU, Dartmouth, and maybe Rochester, but probably not. 1. Students: I have been told from a few people that the students at NYU tend to be young and immature, and therefore more competitive, edgy and pretentious. Does anyone have any thoughts about the NYU students? Im a laid back non-trad applicant who has been traveling the world for a few years and am a bit afraid that I will not really like my classmates at NYU, whereas that wouldn't really be an issue at Dartmouth where I think I would probably fit in better. 2. Prestige/Residency: I was recently told by someone that Dartmouth is a significantly more prestigious program and that I would have a better shot at competitive residencies than from NYU. I was under the impression that they had similar match lists. Is it really better to come from Dartmouth for a good match? Also, should I be considering Rochester more since it is ranked quite a bit higher than NYU or Dartmouth (even though I dont care about those rankings)? 3. Lifestyle/location: Please dont respond to my inquiry with comments about how different NYC and Hanover are. I know that. I am from NY and went to college in rural New England so I know I can be happy either place. This is not really a concern for me. 4. Clinical Training: I plan on going in to either Infectious Disease or Emergency Medicine so I feel that I will get a much better training for that if I am in NYC since it has Bellevue. Is there any chance Dartmouth comes close to NYU on that front? 5. Lastly - International medicine is my thing. I plan on living and working outside the US for the rest of my life, so attending a school with a strong international program is important to me. Both schools websites do not have much information regarding their international opportunities, so does anyone know more in regards international work. Oh, and should I really be considering UofRochester? I dont like Rochester so much, but maybe there is something there? It just seems hard to ignore it when its ranked so highly. Thanks for any responses!