Michigan versus Columbia I have a similar quandary to the person deciding between Yale and Michigan who posted recently. I'm presently deciding whether to go to Michigan or Columbia. If you have insights--specific or general-- please share them. This thread could be informative even for those not choosing between these schools specifically. Columbia and Michigan are very closely ranked, but have their respective costs/benefits. Some important factors for consideration include the following: 1)Curriculum 2) Technological and other resources 3) Prestige (state vs. ivy) 4) Quality of life (college town vs. NYC) 5) Matching Record 6) Quality of Affiliated hospital (Which is better? Mich has a VA. Will this significantly affect the quality of clinical education?) 7) Other unique strengths/weaknesses 8)Fuzzy/Anecdotal stuff One additional question: I have heard that I would have a hard time matching well in NYC if I go to Michigan, unless I work extraordinarily hard. Is this true? Thanks very much.