I'm sure we all have plenty of details to worry about in terms of choosing one school over another (should we be so lucky!), but I'm wondering how much the financial problems of a school or hospital system should play into our decisions. Also, I wonder if anyone even knows how to investigate the stability of med schools. For example, sometime in the fall I think I heard something about UMASS considering closing its liver transplant center due to financial strain. I was alarmed because it made me fear that the med school might be in trouble, or that (since I think the ctr. didn't actually close after all) there may be penny-pinching to do that may affect students. Is this logical? Also, a young doctor that I know told me recently that she didn't apply to Tufts because at the time, the system there was in big financial trouble. Is this still true, and if so, how do we find out? I thought I'd throw it out there for you all. Anyone know anything about this? Anyone else wondering?