we as pre-dents don't know the answer to this. But experienced dental students and residents always say that the school you attend doesn't have as much impact with specialty-matches so much as how much of a natural "gunner" you are in class. If you always work hard and are at the top of your class, then matching into the right specialty will be the more likely outcome.Does Buffalo have pretty much the same Specializing opportunities as UPenn? Or would it be a lot better to go to UPenn in order to specialize?
Just for reference, having spent a few years in Buffalo, it's a pretty dismal place to live. It is essentially a dead city (downtown is DEAD and boarded up) and the weather, predictably, is cold and miserable (lake effects). Good food, though.Thanks for all your feedback, I really appreciate it. What are your thoughts on Columbia vs Buffalo (as an NY resident)? Thank you.