Hi, This is a part 2 of the long thread about Does prestige of the med school matter for residency. So Drako, did you choose UCI or Univ of Pittsburg? I was wondering, what is the reputation of UCI in the field of medicine? I had a friend who interviewed at UCSD and UCI. He said if he's accepted to both, he'd pick UCI. The reason being that the students at UCI do better on the boards than UCSD. Also, the students at UCI are less competitive with each other and more helpful. In that case, is my friend's reasoning legitimate? Dropping the USNews crap, how is the reputation of UCI amongst doctors and for residency? For placement into good residency programs, should one sacrifice the research reputation at a medical school for high boards score reputation at another? Residents and others, please advise. Thank you.