...in matching to a residency of your choice at the end of four years of medical school? I talked to a guy who is doing his residence at Mt. Sinai about the above topic. He thinks that regardless of where you go to school, if you do well on the USMLE exams, your chance of matching into a competitive residency is the same as that of another student who attends a more prestigious school. In short, school's reputation doesn't play a role when it comes to matching to your top choice residency and speciality, even the ones that are highly competitive. Is this true? Or the school's US News ranking, reputation, and prestige do play a role in aiding its students to obtain residency spots and specialities of their choice? To be more specific, I am trying to decide between UCI and U. of Pittsburgh. The specialty I would like to study is Orthopedic Surgery. Thank you for your advice.