I am in the process of selecting a medical school from a list of several acceptances. The school I am most interested in is only 2 years old and thus has not had a graduating class. I am really interested in this school because of its location (NYC) and lower tuition. Should I be more focused on reputation rather than comfort? I have no doubt I will succeed academically at any school I attend, and I am not one to complain much. Reading all of these boards is confusing and overwhelming, especially when seeking advice from current med students or pre-meds. I want to be a surgeon and therefore I need great board scores. In terms of obtaining a better residency does going to a slightly more reputable school help or is it ultimately your performance in school (Boards,GPA,Rec letters)? I ask this bc I have friends who went to decent or subpar universities but excelled in their academics. In the end they went to some of the best graduate schools in the nation. I get the feeling that it's what you make of every opportunity for yourself. None of the schools I've been accepted to are that amazing anyways, so its not like I'm passing on Columbia. Any thoughts?