I know this topic has probably been discussed into the ground but I'd like some fresh insight into it. I have a 3.8 gpa with a 9v 9p 10 mcat score... What are the real advantages to going to a top 20 school vs your state school? It will cost 3x to 4x to goto the top 20 school and I will probably have only a fair chance at getting an interview without retaking the mcat and a strong chance at the state school edp.. I am aiming on getting a meds/peds or just an internal medicine residency that I can subspecialize in later? Anyone have any personal experience or a cost/benefit analysis?