Just thought I would start this year's discussion - I realize its a bit early and people may be shy - but its good to get everyone's perspective. I have been asking more senior members to chime in on my proposed ROL, and appreciate all of the feedback I have received so far! To keep things more interesting, I am going to go alphabetical in three tiers: Like it, Love it, Gotta have it. Gotta have it Baylor/UT-H - Great inpatient exposure, pgy2 very busy at TIRR but hopefully that will be a great learning experience as well. Obviously, very strong reputation and arguably best TBI in the nation. Houston is warm, which is a welcome change for me! Texas Medical Center is huge, with lots of resources that I am sure one could take advantage of. Residents were very upfront and honest about the program - which was a nice touch. The program director was a straight shooter as well. Columbia/Cornell - A very well thought out and intense interview experience, liked the program director and chair. Seems like a nice and friendly environment to be in. Get to rotate through Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Burke/Blythedale - residents really loved their experience and being in Manhattan would be great! Ohio State - Great overall program, a very traditional feel with new research opportunities thrown in the mix. Awesome PD, who actually read my entire application and highlighted points with interesting and thoughtful questions. Great EMG exposure. Residents loved program - many of them were native to Ohio - Columbus seems to be a nice place to live, low-hassle and young feel (a la college students). Thomas Jefferson - Very strong SCI exposure, great interview experience. The attendings were a nice mix of young and more experienced clinicians. Very strong, historic reputation. Good amount of elective time in last year, may even go international for electives. Nice location in Philly, seems like a great city that is close to many other metropolitan areas on east coast. University of Pittsburgh - Very strong overall program, seems to be getting better and better. Huge push for research, very dynamic chair with clear vision. Nice facilities, very cool residents who were all open about the strengths/weaknesses of the program. Many people at other institutions seem very impressed with the direction of the program - I also share that view. Pittsburgh is cold, but I am used to that - my friends from Pittsburgh are very loyal and outspoken about how much they love the city. No intracity competition among rehab facilities like the other major city in PA (Philly). Love it Case Western - Well rounded program with awesome PD/Chair. Residents really enjoyed program, go into a variety of fellowships/careers. Cleveland seems cool, need to research it more. National Rehab Hospital - Awesome PD, very into education and all of the residents were very excited about the trajectory of the program. Like living in DC, cool place, lots of old friends there. Schwab Rehab Hospital - The coolest PD that I met all interview season, is very active in AAP and the residents benefit from that. Good exposure, may have homogenous patient population?? South side of chicago seems ehhh, but would not have to live there anyway. Family feel to program, very tight knit group of residents. University of Pennsylvania - Huge name in all aspects of medicine, gaining recognition in rehab as well. New chair, wants to grow even more, but perhaps the presence of two other elite PM&R programs in Philly may make that difficult. Residents were nice, cool interview with night of bowling before interview day. University of Rochester - Really nice PD, who is motivated to make each residents experience unique and tailors rotations to individual interests. Rochester is nice place to live, at least the suburbs are! Very family-like feel to the program. Like it Albert Einstein - Nice PD, very kind hearted and genuine. Residents happy with exposure and there share of the NYC rehab population (biggest and only? program in the bronx). Rehab Institute of Michigan - Interesting, cool PD/Chair, very strong exposure as the medical center (DMC) sees lots of trauma and other interesting cases that feed into RIM. Residents were nice, did not seem to form cohesive group though. Wonderful option if someone is inclined to be in SE Michigan. Detroit has lots of opportunity for growth. Stony Brook - Interesting PD, great place to go if you are into Interventional/ Pain. On long island, like the very east side of long island. SUNY Upstate - Interesting PD/Chair - married couple who did the interview as a duo. Really cool young attendings. Great research opportunities at institute of human performance that is right next door. Wayne State University (Oakwood) - Young program, very resident driven. Facility where most of training goes on is all Rehab/Ortho. Outside of city, so do not have to deal with Detroit traffic and stuff. Would go there if I was interested in shaping my own experience and future training of residents. Please feel free to chime in, share your own rank order list or comments on any of the programs!!