hi everyone I live in NY and am applying to about 7 schools, 2 state and 5 private. although I havent been accepted anywhere yet, I was wondering if is it worth attending a private school considering that on average, it will cost about twice as much as a state? From what I have gathered so far, residency selection is based primarily on board scores, grades, and LOR's from clinicals. Going to Harvard or Hopkins may help but I'm not sure if there is a huge difference between NYU/Cornell vs Stony Brook or NY medical college vs. Downstate except the cost. I imagine privates might have nicer facilities/dorms etc., but I think the quality of education is more or less similiiar. Anyhow, I was curious if this is an issue for anyone else out there. Considering what physicians make, I think there is a significant difference between owing 60K vs 120+K.