So I guess U.S News is the authoritative ranking for Medical Schools, what about for the graduate programs? I have seen some NRC rankings online and they all seem outdated. US News rankings for graduate schools seem rather arbitrary, placing UCSD at only 7th for neuro?! So I was wondering for you more experienced folks, what are the top places to train in neuroscience these days? I'm interested in Yale, Wash U, Columbia, UW, and Penn. How do these and other programs match up with each other and what are their areas of strength? In particular, Yale has ranked 2nd in the NRC rankings for neuro conducted back in 1994, but thinking back wasn't Yale also a top five medical school back then? What happend? I really like their curriculum and research enviroment but It seems like Yale has been on a down turn... anyone with any ideas?