Hey all in the allopathic forum - I am applying to medical schools, and am currently waiting on 3 schools to give me their decision. I feel very good about my application, and think I may be blessed enough to get multiple acceptances. Since most of you are in medical school (and some beyond, I'd imagine), what advice would you give to a premed who's looking at different schools? Does a school name/US News rank make a difference in getting into competitive residencies? Does the only thing that really matters is wheree you'll be comfortable? Should I worry if a school doesn't seem to teach to Step 1? Should I go to a school that has a top-ranked residency in what I want to do? Since I currently do a lot of research, how can I use that to help me into a good residency? Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.