efs There was a "movement afoot" to standardize residencies when I was a sophomore (1995). There was a tremendous outcry from the students then and before I matriculated because of the relative paucity of PSR's available. This is not a new issue. It's now been at least 7 years since this topic has been broached and, to nobody's surprise, nothing's been accomplished. And, it appears again that you are fond of taking special issue with me when I offer my comments. My personality is such that I cannot let an attack, no matter how great or small, to go unanswered. I'm speaking of your comments made on the previous "competition to enter podiatry school" thread. You seem to think that I have a penchant for shooting at the hip and spouting opinions that have absolutely no factual basis at all. The previous poster stated that, at Barry, he was informed that all students entering the class of 2006 would be required to enter, at minimum, a two year residency. My simple reply was that I can see that they'll be REQUIRED to enter a minimum two year residency, but the real question is, WILL THERE BE ENOUGH QUALITY TWO YEAR RESIDENCIES TO GO AROUND????? Please place emphasis on the QUALITY. How did I misread this post? I don't doubt that the APMA and the schools will somehow standardize the residencies, but, based on their previous performance, how are we to expect these residencies to be of any quality?? I specifically stated how the schools and the APMA dealt with the residency shortage the last time the students were in an uproar. And, believe me, it was NOT to everyone's satisfaction. How am I not keeping up to date with my reading when I specifically stated that my opinions were based on MY EXPERIENCE AT CCPM?????? And what "numbers" are you talking about that don't "jive" with what I believe? Of what relevance is the (possible) fact that the number of ENROLLED students has been relatively constant over the past 4 years? The real question is the number of APPLICANTS since the schools will do anything to maintain their numbers. What does this have to do with the crux of this thread (competition)? And, finally, JUST WHAT IN THE HELL AM I DENOUNCING?? You just love to pick, don't you? Essentially, all I said was that one should view this proposed standardization with a grain of salt. Nothing more, nothing less. And I backed it up with FACTS from my own, personal experience. You need to dismount and withdraw your sword if you want to engage in meaningful debate.