Hi all, Now, since this is my first post, please forgive any posting mis-deeds I may commit. I've been accepted to both Cincinnati and Case. While both are great schools, Case will put me about $60,000 more in debt than Cincinnati, although it is also ranked more highly than Cincinnati according to US News. However, many people in medicine I've talked to around here (Ohio) have actually said that due to Case's new curriculum Cincinnati would be a better choice since they're not having some of the financial, administrative and other issues that Case is going through. I think it may be easier to just list other factors: -I live near Case right now, so I've interacted with their student body more and really like them -PBL vs lecture (I'm not really drawn towards one or the other more. I think it depends a lot on the lecturer and the topic as to which works better for me) -Residency matches (more in state matches at Cincinnati, and I'd really like to get out of Ohio after this) -Case has a required four month research stint with an "MD thesis". I'm currently a lab tech and have no desire to return to a bench lab, although they said you can do lots of different types of research projects. Having a paper or project to my name may also be useful for residencies -I may be interested in getting into a competitve residency program (ie surgery or orthopedics... but I'm not sure yet) -Case is simply P/F, Cincinnati has honors, high pass, pass, fail -Both have pretty good hospitals associated with them, though I think Cleveland Clinic may push Case over the edge. I guess it really comes down to cost versus reputation, which is a common theme, though there are a few other kinks thrown in there. I am planning on visiting Cincinnati again in the coming month some time to try and get a better feel for the students/campus/program etc. Any input you have would be greatly appreciated. Especially anyone reading this that attends Cincinnati right now and has any plugs for the school! I think I would choose Cincinnati if I was more excited about it, and had a better, more positive feel for the school. Because either way, as so many have pointed out on other threads.... you get the same education, and where you go for residency depends largely upon yourself, your boards, recommendations, and not as much on where you went. So you might as well be less in debt when you come out. Thanks ahead of time!