Hi. I am wondering if anyone here can shed some light on something about which I've been curious for a while: to what extent does where you do your residency matter? You go to a good med school to better (hopefully) your chances of matching into a good residency, but how does the reputation of where you do your residency impact your career? I can see how being taught by and getting to know certain "big name" physicians could be important to those aspiring to careers in academic medicine, but if I'm just looking to enter a practice after residency, does having a "more prestigious" CV really do much to enhance my employability? If I know where I would like to practice medicine, would I be better off training at a solid yet unremarkable nearby hospital or a prestigious hospital elsewhere? Of course, I want to end up somewhere that I would be happy and somewhere that I feel would train me well, but I don't want to make any unnecessarily career-limiting choices either. I know these questions can't be answered matter-of-factly, but any musings on this subject matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.