Hi. First timer here. I just got accepted to a medical school. I like the place, the facilities were nice (if small), but that's more my speed. My question for you nice folks is: those US News rankings, how relevant are they? I mean, just because a school doesn't get a crapload of NIH dollars or doesn't have a high MCAT average, does that mean its a bad school? I'm lucky to get in. My GPA was low, and my MCAT was mediocre (30-- or is that good? I honestly don't know). I was a longshot, but I got in somewhere (two places, actually). Now I am haunted as to whether I'm going to a mediocre school. Am I chopped liver because I'm not going to Harvard or Stanford or some other high-follutin school? Will I not get a good medical education because I'm not going to an Johns Hopkins? I know I should be happy, and I am. But I want a chance to be successful, and I don't want people to look down on me because I didn't go to a top-25 school (I don't even know their ranking, they don't report). Yes, its in the US. Yes, its accredited. It is a HBCU if that helps anyone.