SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey guys I'm sick and tired of people sh*ting on schools like Downstate and NYMC. I have gotten into countless arguments with people about how there is no difference where you go to medical school since there will always be a surplus of information at your disposal. Med students barely learn 70% of what they are presented (or so I hear...)!! So how is one medical school more difficult than another?!? So guys, other than research opportunities, location, vibe, curriculum, and associated hospital... what makes medical schools so different? Does someone have any validation when they say "Well yeah, its Downstate, but its not Johns Hopkins. Its much harder there!!"? I'm pretty sure the caliber of students at Downstate (3.7, 32) is very similar to those at Columbia or Harvard (3.7 35?) as is the medical information presented to them. So, where is it harder? Thanks for your clarification and input! P.S. I tried searching for this around, couldn't get a normal answer, so I figured I'd make a post.