I never thought I'd be making one of these obnoxious threads, I'm sorry. Just received an offer from Buffalo and I panicked. I'm more into academic/research medicine so here are the things that are important to me. Can anyone offer some insight on the difference between the schools or prove me wrong on any of these things? Buffalo (NY resident) - Low cost of living, low tuition - Research &Thesis Honors - Block scheduling, classes 8-12 - Probably stuck in NY for residency - 4 interval grading - PhD or MBA option during 2nd year Jefferson - Block scheduling, classes 8-12 - Huge hospital system - Philly for lifestyle and opportunities - Residency opportunities outside NY - No research honors - H/P/F Grading - The price makes me sad Thanks!