Took the following questions from a similar thread by Macbook Pro and added a bit more: Factors: 1) Quality of education? 2) Quality of teaching hospitals? 3) Quality of students? 4) Quality of faculty? 5) Research opportunities? 6) Location? 7) Residency match? 8) Prestige in medicine (to residencey directors and others)? 9) Quality of Doctorate programs? (I am thinking about applying MSTP after my first two years) 10) Prestige of Doctorate programs?