well? seeing as it supposedly works pretty well for residency positions, why doesn't amcas operate the same way as the match? especially since i think the texas schools already do this...basically, pick the med schools you'd want to go to in some kind of descending order; they do the same, and a computer tells you where you'll be going for the next four (or more) years. and how about we make it an early match, like sometime in december, so for those of us that don't get in anywhere we can start thinking about other options. if anything, it would get rid of the x vs. y threads. oh, and i don't know how feasible it would be, but there should be a way for it to account for financial aid if you want it to - like if you want to go to your highest ranked school that offers you the most money, or you'd be willing to take a hit and go to a higher (personal) ranked school even if it meant $250k in debt. am i totally off base here?