i know that this topic has been discussed before, but i haven't been able to get a definitive answer. i'm not even med school yet (will be matriculating this fall), but because ortho is something i'm considering, i thought that this would be a relevant question to ask. basically, all other factors being equal (e.g., good board scores, LOR's, etc.), would an applicant from CWRU, Georgetown, Northwestern, or UCI have the best chance of matching into a competitive orthopedic surgery residency? CWRU has new connections with Cleveland Clinic, Northwestern has the best rep out of the four (as far as I can tell), and UCI is located in CA (where i hope to do my residency). thanks for any help you can give me.