All of them are great med schools, but I think the main advantage is that your MD degree has a nice name emblazoned on it. Its impressive to non-medical people, but I think its not a huge deal within the medical community; we all know that there are equally good medical schools which are not ivies.
but rankings are not the end all be all.
i think the name Dartmouth carries a lot more weight than its ranking so it is actually a highly respected school, in the real world, to people who haven't memorized u.s. world and news report rankings.
plus dartmouth isn't a huge research school which is why it's not that high in the rankings based on RESEARCH med schools. and it has a tiny class.
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by oldman:
<strong>dartmouth is ivy league, and look at where it is on the rankings.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">