This may sound like a silly question to some. Are some of the more prestigious residency programs (Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Mayo, etc.) that much better than other residencies. I'm not talking about one specialty over another. I'm talking about the actual residency program (hospital, school, etc.) Are they all not pretty close, or fairly close? They all have to be accredited, right? So, having similar and standardized curriculums for a given specialty, doesn't that mean that they are all the same? Someone please help me with this.