I have been reading threads lately related to choosing between state schools (with and without scholarships) and private schools. Often, people seem to say if you are looking into a competitive residency, like Derm or Ortho, go to the elite private school but it you are doing peds, family medicine, go the cheaper state school. My question is, what if you want to do Ob/Gyn? Is that competitive or not? If you want to do Ob/Gyn should you choose the state school or the elite private school? Also, I would probably like to subspecialize in something like high-risk pregnancies. Does that make a difference in where I go to med school? Do I need a prestigious residency to subspecialize?