I wanted to know which schools have the most intense curriculums. By intense I mean not the competitiveness of the students but the way the curriculum is set up (eg. long hours of class, lecture, many exams, tough call schedule) Let's first identify them, then rank them. This is what I know: Hopkins-most rigorous school I know of. classes end by 1pm but 2nd yrs I know there do nothing but study. % fixed As and Bs -> drives competition UCSD-up there with Hopkins. Very basic science oriented, no anatomy until 2nd yr. Admin wants their students to ace the boards. Duke - I heard Duke's curriculum (and the hospital) was a carbon copy of Hopkins', meaning super serious, traditional, "let's train the s#%t out of our students and residents so that they can be decent doctors" environment. Eased up a bit over the last decade. Michigan-Busy 1st & 2nd yr (lots of classtime), 3rd year tough b/c some of the 4th yr stuff is done during the 3rd(but then 4th yr is relatively easier). Weekly quizzes (some are take home, internet based now), midterm, finals. 1st yr P/F, but the rest is H/HP/P/F. But no limit on # of Honors given out Any others??