Thanks for the response1. I don't think the affiliation between Bridgeport Hospital and Yale is weak, and especially for GI you get to do hepatology rotations at Klatskin service of Yale. Usually, when merges occur it becomes only an affiliation which doesn't really mean much when it comes to fellowship. Unless St. Barnabas residents are going to transfer to NJMS, I wouldn't rank St. Barnabas above Yale/Bridgeport. Yale/Bridgeport has a sweet fellowship match.
2- Ochsner > SLR > Cook.
1. St barnabas and njms were merging at every level(combined residency prptram and you do floors at njms) njms is going to take 13 lesser residents next yr to accommodate barnabas residents. So i ended up ranking it higher than yale bridgeport(the enviroment at bridgeport I felt was very school like in terms of flexibility)
2. I did rank them the opposite based on location preference cook>slr>ochsner
But fortunately (may be!) Ended up matching at Ochsner. After seeing your response right now, I am glad now that I did match at Ochsner