I will be finishing IM residency in the next year. My plan for the next few years is probably a hospitalist position, pay off my 450K debt, get my wife and 2 kids situated in an area with a good school system by family, don't want to be moving them around. I've interviewed at a few places for outpatient and their long run compensation model is attractive, still considering. I don't see myself in a full time clinical position after 5 year-7 years. I would rather work in management or administration, with part-time clinical work. How much does it matter to get a top 10 MBA geared towards healthcare management for future management positions? If it matter that much, I might consider taking a job close to the university that I want to get the MBA at. I have family in a certain area that I would rather be around, but the MBA in healthcare offered by the universities around are not considered top MBA programs. If I were to choose to live by family, I would attempt to get a clinical job at a larger organization around the area and work up the ladder that way.