With just considering the following three programs, can you compare how competitive an applicant would be for a pediatric surgery fellowship coming from a general surgery residency at U of Missouri-Columbia vs. Michigan State-Lansing vs. SLU? If I remember correctly, some people on this forum had talked about the strength of SLU's peds program with its stand-alone children's hospital, but what about Michigan State and Missouri-Columbia? U of Missouri-Columbia only has one peds surgeon... does that make a difference? How is the peds surgery experience at both places? How are the peds surgeons and their teaching? I can't find very much on the websites, including where the graduates go, so I'd appreciate anyone's perspective. Thanks.