Hi Everyone, Sorry, I know this question has been touched upon but I wanted your opinions. How important is your choice in medical school in terms of residency acceptance and career options? The tuition at my state school is only a fraction of the price of private schools, and to pay for the tuition I would have to take out a loan. But I've been told that in order to enter a field in academic medicine, one must attend a prestigious medical school with strong research programs. What do you think?