This is something that has been in the back of my mind for a while now. I notice that a lot of medical students or applicants pride themselves about getting into "top" schools/ schools with a good reputation. However, a lot of physicians I have talked to (with established careers) ask you to look at the big picture. "4 years from now you will be a physician" My question is: does it really matter what school you attend? I have seen people forgo IVY league schools due to various personal reasons, so it makes me wonder.