SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Mayo: + loved the culture / people there. Super excited about that! + really like the selectives + small class size + cheap! - Rochester. Super cold. - Not attached to a larger university (not sure how much this matters, but afraid I'll have problems with meeting people) - Some people have told me it's better for residency and not so much for med school... - Likewise, some people have told me it's not as strong for basic science research, which I am interested in. Feinberg: + very nice part of town in a great city. Also cold. - expensive - research is basically mandatory for first year summer and is unfunded...? (Heard this somewhere...) ... really don't know that much about the school, to be honest. Curriculum seemed standard, I'm neutral about the pseudo PBL layout. Both have pass-fail curriculums. My goals and other details: Academic medicine (likely in basic science or translational research, and not too clinical research oriented). -I love Chicago, but don't know if I'd specifically mind the quiet of Rochester, either. I dislike the idea of staying in NYC (just really dislike NYC as a whole, though I am from the east coast so that would allow me to be closer to my family). -Would prefer to match back to east coast residencies; not sure if being in the midwest would hold me back from this (also have an offer at Mount Sinai). Any insights would be much appreciated!