All lists are already done so can't influence anything now except future applicants. So what is so much better about NW than Univ of Chicago? At least I noticed this in the rank list thread arguments. Univ of Chicago is on the south side, but look what's really close by. You don't live there and it's easy to get to by Lake Shore. Also, NW you get worked harder, which could mean more experience with procedural skills (a.k.a reason to make yourself feel better about longer hours). Does somebody know some inside info that I don't? And on a side note, how much better is UCLA anesthesia overall compared to NW or Univ of Chicago based on overall training? I assume its ranking is determined a lot by weather. Please fill me in just because I'm curious.