Would appreciate any advice out there regarding my decision about the ranking position of two programs. I am considering putting Vanderbilt ahead of Casey, although I liked Casey's program a bit better. The main problem is that my significant other would have a fairly hard time finding a job in Portland, Oregon compared to an easier time in Nashville. Portland and Nashville were both cities we feel we could live in, except for the job situation. I thought Vanderbilt's program was decent, had good surgical numbers (130-150 cats, all other surgeries above average) and a super strong retina faculty, but I'm not 100% sure yet what I want to do or if I want to subspecialize or not. Vandy seems to be a little more "hardcore" in terms of the faculty being very formal and "putting you in your place" from what some of the residents told me. They also only have 1 main cornea faculty who residents get to rotate with. Casey was chill all-around and very academic, and there wasn't any weakness in the program, in my opinion. It seems that the retina fellowship match for Vandy has been great (Iowa this yr, Wills, Bascom in recent years), but for the other subspecialties not as stellar. Casey's seems great too, with some choosing to do comprehensive. Would I sacrifice much academically or career-wise by going to Vandy instead of Casey for my residency? I eventually want to do research/academics. They would be in the #3-#4 positions. Thanks for your help and advice!