SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Every speciality goes through peaks and troughs, as far as number of applicants and competiveness. Being that GS is trending toward if not, in its trough does anyone know what has happened to the degree of difficulty of matching in the more competitive GS programs...Particularly in NY!!! ie...Cornell, Columbia, Sinai, NYU. Are these programs becoming reachable for the layman? Or are they still only open to those who have done their medical school in-sight or in Boston? Can anyone shed some light? Any NY GS residents out there?