So I must admit that I've been very lucky in the admissions process to have been admitted into some pretty good schools. But now I'm just so confused about which would be the best fit for me, and what factors I should make my decision based on. I have narrowed it down to two: Dartmouth and Georgetown. When I was interviewing, I absolutely loved Dartmouth - great people, small school, lots of personalized attention. But now I'm worried about the location since its kind of in the middle of nowhere (seemed charming during my interview, but not sure I can handle it for 4 yrs) and its COOLD (I've lived in warm places my whole life). I've also read (this may be untrue) on SDN that Dartmouth has not-so-great Board scores due to a curriculum that isn't focused on Boards material. Since I do want to go into optho, I am worried that DMS may not be the best place. I wasn't blown away by Georgetown when I interviewed, but after thinking about it some more - it is definitely the better location, better weather, etc. However it is a much larger school (about 2.5 times the class size as DMS), definitely lacking in personal attention, and it just didn't seem to have that "we will take care of you" feel that DMS did. However, I'm not sure I necessarily need someone to be looking out for me, but it would be a nice bonus I suppose. (I went to a public school so definitely not used to personalized attn anyway). Also has a grading system during the first 2 years. Georgetown also seems to have a better match list in terms of more people going into surgical specialities, and I like that they offer you the opportunity to pick a surgical subspecialty during your 3rd year rotations. I'm not sure if other schools do this. So all in all, I feel like I SHOULD go to DMS because it is the better, smaller, more "caring" school. But I really WANT to like Georgetown because of its location and perhaps better match list/opportunities after graduation. But I base these assumptions on my very limited knowledge, so I would love to hear what fellow SDN-ers with much more knowledge and experience than I have to say about this. Your help is really appreciated!