It seems like one needs to be trained at top programs in order to become faculty at top name programs. When I was at Wilmer and MEEI, about 90% of faculty did residency at Wilmer, Harvard, Bascom, Schieye, etc. what about if you are entering private practice? Does where you did ophthy residency matter at all? I've heard from others that if u r going into practice, where u went to med school and residency do not matter at all. But when I see local ads in the papers and mags of practices, the docs advertise where they did residency and fellowship.. ?? so what is the real deal? thanks for help.