Alright all, the interviews are in, no more cancelling/adding. I'd love to hear peoples thoughts on ranking these places (they are all good, so take this with a grain of salt, just curious about others opinions). 1. Hopkins 2. Univ. of Pittsburgh 3. Penn 4. Brigham& Womens 5. Mayo-Rochester 6. Dartmouth 7. Beth Israel Deaconess 8. Penn State 9. Cleveland Clinic 10. Case Western 11. Michigan 12. UT-San Antonio 13. UT-Southwestern Please, any thoughts will be helpful, just trying to get a bit of a discussion about the pluses minuses of these programs. Here are my thoughts so far on the interviews I have had, not their reputation: Case Western : very happy residents, great moonlighting built into program so many residents bank big (doubling salary not unheard of), nice facilities, very laid back interview. Seemed weak on Cardiac/Thoracic (all good cases go to Cleveland Clinic?, even admitted to by program director). New regional rotation, so these numbers should improve. Cleveland Clinic: Not at all impressed with this place. I know that it is top notch, the place for CT, but all in all the interviewers and program director seemed uninterested in any of the candidates, such that they simply needed to interview us to form a rank #. Gorgeous facility, huge. Residents seemed unhappy- ie when I asked an upper level how her experience was thus far her reply was "We work hard." (discouraging, Im not lazy, and expect to work during residency, but if this is all she could muster, that says a lot to me). New Chairman, Dr. Roizen, big guy, seems visionary, may change things quite a bit, too early to say thought, just started last year. UT- San Antonio: Home program, nothing bad to say. Penn State: Very impressed with this place. Great residents, great location, rural with great cost of living coupled with great caseload. All fellowships. All the faculty I met were very approachable and interested. Program director- Dr. Kimatian, very energetic and passionate about the 4 yr program (which I think is a big plus, 6 mos of Anesthesia year one, all the clinical base requirement co mingled through the 4 years- seemed more like a cohesive 4 year program as opposed to 1 year of non Anesthesia and 3 years of Anesthesia). Id love to hear others thoughts on the reputation/ ranking on the other above programs and job prospects/fellowships post residency. These are all I have interviewed at so far. Thanks.